GAWR: What does it really mean for performance, compliance and equipment life?  

Originally aired: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 ‚óŹ 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Hendrickson’s subject matter expert Greg Dvorchak, Engineering Supervisor at Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, presents the importance of understanding the maximum weight allowance on your suspension. We’ll take an in-depth look at the true definition of GAWR and how individual component ratings impact axle weight ratings to help you gain a better understanding of ways to increase performance, compliance and equipment life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand how GAWR is defined
  • Understand how individual component ratings affect GAWR
  • Recognize GAWR’s impact on performance and equipment life
  • Identify ways to help increase performance and compliance


Greg Dvorchak, Engineering Supervisor, Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems

Greg Dvorchak is an Application Engineering Supervisor at Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems for the company’s wheel-ends and brakes business unit.  Greg has over 30 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry, with 20 years in friction material development and over 10 years in commercial vehicle suspension systems. Currently, he serves as the chairman of the Heavy Duty Brake Manufacturers Council, and is an active leader in SAE Global Ground Vehicle Committees. Greg is also a member of The Technology and Maintenance Council and the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association. Previously, Greg worked with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Safety Carriers Association on current and future regulations that affect the industry. 

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