Air Brakes

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March 21, 2018

Hendrickson Adds Brake Maintenance Videos to Online Training Portal

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has added more air disc brake maintenance training videos to its online training portal,

March 8, 2018

TMC Developing S-Cam Brake Troubleshooting Guide

Work is underway on a long-overdue TMC Recommended Practices document addressing excessive applied stroke in S-cam brakes – a problem too often incorrectly addressed by adjusting the automatic brake slack adjuster.

March 5, 2018

Daimler Makes Collision Mitigation, Air Disc Brakes Standard on Cascadia

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+L air disc brakes are standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models.

February 12, 2018

DuraBrake Launches Truck and Trailer Caliper Parts Line

DuraBrake has introduced a line of caliper parts including guide bolts and seals to its current Air Disc Brake component offering.

January 23, 2018

Haldex Announces Air Brake Pad Repair Kits, Hendrickson Deal

Haldex is offering a full line of all-makes air disc brake repair kits, making a deal with Hendrickson to offer ModulT brakes on in trailer applications, and standardizing its electronic product information.

January 16, 2018

Brake Rotors Designed to Resist Corrosion

Federal Mogul’s Abex Brand has introduced a series of brake rotors designed to work in conjunction with the company’s air disc brake pads on heavy-duty vehicles.

December 13, 2017

Peterbilt Makes Rear Disc Brakes Standard on Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced that rear disc brakes are now available on its Model 579, completing the standardization of disc brakes for this truck.

December 6, 2017

DuraBrake Launches Air Disc Brake Program for Trucks and Trailers

DuraBrake, formerly Durametal, has introduced a new all-makes air disc brake program for heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

December 6, 2017

Q&A: Bendix's Bracht on the Changing Truck Industry

We recently caught up with Berend Bracht, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, at an industry event to talk about his first two years on the job in a rapidly changing industry, from electrification to connectivity to automation.

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.

November 1, 2017

Trucking Alliance Adopts AAA Advanced Safety Tech Recommendations

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, commonly known as the Trucking Alliance, announced that its carrier members must use four truck-safety technologies that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has concluded are critical to reducing large truck crashes and saving lives.

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 27, 2017

Bendix Touts New Driver Assist, Safety Features at NACV

Bendix made a series of feature announcements at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta, touting a series of safety-focused driver assistance and component enhancements available now and in the near future.

September 26, 2017

Meritor Offers Improved Version of Air Disc Brake

Meritor announced an optimized version of its EX+ air disc brakes, shaving off 10 pounds of weight and improving performance.

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.

August 17, 2017

Aftermarket Air Dryer Cartridge Uses Recycled Desiccant

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ GC Spin-On Air Dryer Cartridge is a spin-on style air dryer cartridge using recycled desiccant for the aftermarket.

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.

June 15, 2017

Haldex Launches Online Drum-vs.-Disc Brake Calculator

Haldex's new web-based calculator was developed to allow fleets to input customized data so they can compare the overall cost of ownership between drum brakes and air disc brakes.


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