Hendrickson Truck System Group launched production of the new lighter weight SOFTEK® front steer suspension and axle system. The new SOFTEK system combines Hendrickson's Monoleaf steel spring and the rigid, box-shaped STEERTEK axle for outstanding ride and stability with a substantial weight savings. SOFTEK delivers one of the lightest front suspension and axle combination on the market to help fleets and owner operators counter the increased weight of new engine technology. At a capacity of 12,000 pounds, fleets can trim up to 92 pounds compared to traditional two-leaf suspensions. SOFTEK also comes in a 12,350-pound capacity system.