As many of you know, I employ the Hendrickson OPTIMAAX liftable pusher axle as part of the rear suspension assembly on our Freightliner Cascadia named Celeste. In previous blogs, I demonstrated many advantages of having a liftable axle on my truck and trailer. Another benefit of having the liftable axle is that at most toll booths you are only billed for the number of axles that are on the ground. By being able to go from 5 axles on the ground to as little as 2, if I am bobtail, I can generate substantial savings when I utilize toll roads on my weekly runs.

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Henry Albert

Henry Albert is the owner of Albert Transport, Inc., based in Statesville, NC. Before participating in the "Slice of Life" program, Albert drove a 2001 Freightliner Century Class S/Tâ„¢, and will use his Cascadia for general freight and a dry van trailer. Albert, who has been a trucker since 1983, was recognized by Overdrive as its 2007 Trucker of the Year.

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