January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Bad components and adjustment caused inspectors to place a higher percentage of trucks out of service during 2014's Brake Safety Week than during the '13 event, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Tags: Safety, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, inspections
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
Two recalls have been issued for Volvo trucks. One involves disc brake problems on VAH, VNL, and VNM model trucks; a smaller recall affects D16 engines in VNL and VNX models.
Tags: Safety, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA, Brakes, Engines
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
TMD Friction announced 2015 class dates for its quarterly brake training course. There will be classes on Feb. 4, April 29, Aug. 12, and Nov. 11 in Troy, Mich.
Tags: Training, Brakes, TMD Friction, Technicians, Technician Training
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that the Annual Brake Safety Week will run Sept. 7-13.
Tags: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Brake Safety Week, Operation Airbrake, Brakes
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
TMD Friction, manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket brands Textar and Don, announced their training class dates for 2014.
Tags: Training, Brakes, Air Disc Brake, Drum brakes, TMD Friction, Aftermartket
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
Meritor has long positioned itself as a provider of information and training, but has gone one step further developing two Nissan high-roof NV3500 trucks that will deliver onsite product and systems education to fleets, warehouse distributors and independent service garages in the United States and Canada.
Tags: Maintenance, Training, Meritor, Aftermarket, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians, HDAW 2014, HDAW
January 22, 2014 - Industry News
Citing safety and a concern about counterfeit parts, Shaun Shroff, vice president of DuraBrake, says the company is forming the Wheel End Manufacturers Association, Linkedin Group.
Tags: Aftermarket, Wheels, Brakes, HDAW
July 24, 2013 - Industry News
Fleet interest in air disc brakes is growing, Meritor says, but time-tested and trusted drum brakes will dominate the market for some time to come.
Tags: Brakes, Meritor, Air Disc Brake
April 8, 2013 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems launched the Bendix On-Line Brake School at www.brake-school.com, providing access to its knowledge database and technical resources.
Tags: Maintenance, Training, Bendix, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians
March 20, 2013 - Industry News
Bendix engineers are warning truck owners that if they aren't careful about the choice of replacement friction new trucks designed to meet the latest stopping distance requirements, they could negate the improved stopping distance that was designed into the trucks.
Tags: Bendix, Brakes, Mid-America Trucking Show
February 4, 2013 - Industry News
HDA Truck Pride is continuing to grow by adding Fleet Friction. Fleet Friction is located in San Diego, Calif. Their management team includes: Owners Mike Buscher and Richard Harrigan and General Manager Craig Dawson.
Tags: HDA Truck Pride, Fleet Friction, Aftermarket, Brakes, Distributors
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