Brakes

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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 25, 2018

Tool Measures Brake Wear without Removing the Wheel

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems debuted its air disc brake wear indicator tool at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week event in Las Vegas.

January 24, 2018

Meritor Launches Aftermarket Air Spring Line, Expands Kingpin Portfolio

Meritor made a series of announcements at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, including launching an aftermarket air spring line, expanding king pin kit offerings, and providing a corrosion-resistant coating on hydraulic brake rotors.

January 23, 2018

Bendix Expands Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Brake Shoe Line

Bendix expanded its aftermarket brake shoe line to include a new steel/coreless shoe through its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines.

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 27, 2017

Freightliner Recalls 3,000 Trucks for Brake Caliper Issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner, Western Star and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts.

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.

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 7, 2017

Blue Tree’s Anticipation Feature Tracks Braking Efficiency

Blue Tree Systems introduced a new feature called Anticipation, which tracks and measures the gap between acceleration and brake usage in normal driving.

September 1, 2017

Get Ready for Brake Safety Day on Sept. 7

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Day is set to take place on Thursday, Sept. 7 across North America.

August 25, 2017

Peterbilt Offers Bendix Slack Adjuster and Brake Options

Peterbilt announced it is offering the Bendix Versajust LS slack adjuster and Bendix Eversure spring brake as factory options for both steer and drive axles on multiple truck models.

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 14, 2017

CVSA Releases Results from Unannounced Brake Safety Day

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Administration has revealed that results from its unannounced Brake Safety Day inspection event shows that the majority of vehicles (79%) inspected did not have any critical item vehicle violations.

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.

June 15, 2017

International Announces Standard Air Disc Brakes For New LT Series Tractor

International Truck is making air disc brakes standard equipment on all axles for all models of the new International LT Series tractor, a move the company says is a first.

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.

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