Air Brakes

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November 7, 2017

Brake Safety Day Placed Over 1,000 Vehicles Out of Service

The results from September’s Brake Safety Day inspection event, organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, show that 1,064 vehicles were placed out of service due to brake-related violations.

October 16, 2017

Intellipark Takes the Sting Out of Parking Brake Valves

Intellipark can help prevent rollaway incidents and allows for other functions, Bendix says of its upcoming electronic application system. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor.

September 13, 2017

Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

If heavy trucks and trailers have been in relatively shallow water and circuitry and on-board computers are not damaged, they might still be serviceable. Not right away, though. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

August 22, 2017

Out-of-Service Violation Rates Jump in CVSA Roadcheck

The rate of out-of-service violations for both vehicles and drivers increased in this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck, according to recently released results.

July 20, 2017

Federal-Mogul Boosts Air Disc Brake Production Capacity

Federal-Mogul's Abex ADBHD1369 air disc brake pads will now be produced at an ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

June 20, 2017

CVSA Brake Safety Day Scheduled for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that Brake Safety Day is taking place on Sept. 7 this year across North America.

May 18, 2017

Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?

With all the advantages provided by today’s advanced safety systems, what a shame it would be if they couldn’t live up to their potential because of poorly maintained foundation brakes or inadequate friction material.

March 22, 2017

Second Connector Needed for Tractor-Trailer Communications?

Increasing need for electronic communications between tractors and trailers could require use of a second electrical line, say brake-performance specialists.

March 22, 2017

Wabco Opens New U.S. Plant to Produce Air Disc Brakes

Wabco Holdings celebrated the grand opening of its new North Charleston, S.C., plant on March 22 that allows the company to produce air disc brakes for trucks and trailers in the U.S. for the first time.

March 2, 2017

Meritor EX+L Air Disc Brakes Offered on International LT

Meritor’s EX+L air disc brakes became available on International LT series starting in February.

February 1, 2017

Ridewell Approves Bendix Trailer Air Disc Brake For its Axles

Ridewell Suspensions has approved the Bendix ADB22X-LT air disc brake for use with its 5-inch and 5.75-inch trailer axles.

December 19, 2016

East Offers Hendrickson Trailer Air Disc Brake Option

East Manufacturing will offer the Hendrickson Maxx22T Trailer Air Disc Brake with Dura-Light Hub as the preferred air disc brake package option for all its trailers.

November 15, 2016

Stemco Introduces Lunar Air Disc Brake Line

Stemco’s Lunar line of air disc brakes are designed to meet original equipment manufacturer stopping distance standards from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration.

September 15, 2016

Bendix Offers Air Disc Brake Made For Trailers

The Bendix ADB22X-LT is the first Bendix air disc brake engineered specifically for trailers and is now available in North America.

September 14, 2016

Haldex Appoints new SVP of North American Sales

Air brake system manufacturer Haldex has appointed 30-year commercial vehicle industry veteran Walter Frankiewicz the senior vice president of North American Sales.

September 8, 2016

Wabco Offers Maintenance Tips Ahead of Brake Safety Week

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week coming soon, Wabco is offering and Air Disc Brake Maintenance Care Tips Checklist for fleets, drivers and maintenance technicians.

August 23, 2016

Raybestos Offers Complete Line of Class 1-8 Brake Pads

Raybestos truck and medium-duty brakes line offers all sizes of disc brakes from Class 1-8 vehicles, designed for everyday, heavy use in fleet applications.

July 26, 2016

CVSA Brake Check Puts 12% Out of Service for Violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held its annual, unannounced brake check day on May 4, inspecting 6,128 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

July 18, 2016

U.S. Xpress Equips 1,800 Trailers With SAF-Holland Air Disc Brakes

The truckload carrier U.S. Xpress is equipping 1,800 of its new Wabash National and Hyundai Translead trailers with SAF ULX40 Slider Suspension Axle Systems, complete with P89 air disc brakes.

June 10, 2016

Tanker Fleet Manager Praises Air Disc Brakes

Jim Fox, a manager at aviation-fuel-hauler Pinnacle Express, is a strong believer in disc brakes. This mechanic and million-mile former driver declares that drum brakes are "obsolete." Read more in Tom Berg's Trailer Talk blog.

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