New STEERTEK NXT Front Steer Axle for Medium-Duty Truck Models

Press Release Summary:

  • Designed for saves weight compared to traditional I-beam axles while combining rigid strength
  • Provides maneuverability due to 55 degrees of wheel cut and reduced maintenance
  • Available in capacities from 8,000 to 14,600 lbs

Original Press Release:

Hendrickson STEERTEK™ NXT Available on Select Kenworth® and Peterbilt® Truck Models

Woodridge, Ill. (April 2021) – Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced today that its STEERTEK™ NXT fabricated front steer axle has been selected as the standard front axle on the new Kenworth and Peterbilt medium-duty truck models.

STEERTEK NXT is now available to order on Kenworth® T180, T280, T380, & T480 trucks and Peterbilt® Models 535, 536, 537, & 548 trucks as standard equipment with the additional capacity options. Hendrickson’s proprietary design and manufacturing process save weight compared to traditional I-beam axles while combining rigid strength, outstanding maneuverability due to 55 degrees of wheel cut, and reduced maintenance. As with the rest of the STEERTEK™ NXT portfolio, these new axles come with a best-in-class service interval and feature an exclusive 10-year, 1-million-mile warranty.

“The availability of STEERTEK NXT being offered as standard on both of the new Kenworth and Peterbilt medium-duty trucks is a huge positive for the OEMs, Hendrickson, & their collective customers,” says Sean Whitfield, director of marketing for Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems. “STEERTEK NXT offers a tremendous value with our best-in-class warranty and extended service intervals, and in the cost-sensitive medium-duty market, this value is a benefit for any fleet owner.”

Available in capacities from 8,000 to 14,600 lbs., STEERTEK™ NXT is approved for on-highway & medium duty truck bus and motor home applications. For additional information on STEERTEK™ NXT, contact Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems at 630-910-2800 or

Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle and brakes systems; tire pressure control systems; auxiliary lift axles systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; stabilizers; bumper; and components to the global commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson, based in Woodridge, Ill., USA, continues to meet the needs of the transportation industry for more than 105 years. Visit Hendrickson at

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