Why suspensions fail

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For all the attention it receives, a truck’s suspension is all too often the “forgotten component.” That’s more than a shame, since the suspension is what keeps your backside off the pavement, carries your lunch and keeps your wheels pointed in the same direction. Ignore the suspension, and you’re asking for a failure that not only means downtime, but also can have serious safety implications.

Fortunately, when suspension failure occurs, there are telltale signs that can point to improved maintenance and operational practices.

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