Brakes

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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 29, 2017

Navistar Recalls 2,700 Trucks Over Brake Failure Risk

Navistar is recalling more than 2,700 heavy-duty International trucks due to a potential brake issue that could lengthen the distance needed to stop and increase the risk of a crash.

March 29, 2017

NeoBrake Offers Lightweight Cast Iron Brake Shoe

NeoBrake Systems has introduced the Matrix NeoCast, a new lightweight cast iron 4707Q brake shoe for the North American heavy-duty market.

March 23, 2017

Wabco Reveals Technology Showcase Trailer

Wabco is debuting its interactive Technology Showcase Trailer for the first time at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight company innovations.

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 7, 2017

Bendix Brake Shoe Kits Reduce Installation Time

Bendix Brakes brand automotive brake shoe kits are designed to reduce installation time and include all of the necessary components for a complete brake shoe job.

January 13, 2017

Volvo Recalls Over 6,000 Trucks Due to Potential Brake Issue

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models to incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer that may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system.

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.

November 14, 2016

Brake Service Violations Increase to 13.2%, CVSA Says

The results from the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week have revealed a slight increase in out-of-service violations compared to last year’s inspection period.

October 12, 2016

Opti-Lite Brake Drum Offers Fleets a Lightweight Aftermarket Option

Meritor has expanded its wheel end portfolio to include Opti-Lite brake drums, positioned as a cost-conscious lightweight drum option.

October 10, 2016

Navistar and Meritor to Co-Brand Fleetrite Brake Shoe Line

Navistar has agreed with Meritor to co-brand brake shoe kits offered through the Fleetrite heavy duty parts brand.

August 25, 2016

Bendix Wheel-End Package Available on International Trucks

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.

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.

August 15, 2016

Bendix Offers Remedy for Recalled Parking Brake Valve

Bendix has released a repair solution for the voluntary recall of about 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves.

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 19, 2016

Bendix Expands Formula Blue Hydraulic Brake Parts Line

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is expanding coverage of its Formula Blue line of hydraulic brake parts for light- and medium-duty vehicles ranging from Class 1 to Class 6.

May 3, 2016

Cotter Pin Designed to Prevent Brake Seizing

Cotter Pin Solutions’ Anit-Seize Cotter Pin is designed to prevent clevis pin seizing by holding it stationary, forcing a slack adjuster to rotate around it each time a brake is applied.

April 21, 2016

Fleet Specs Bendix Air Disc Brakes on Trucks and Trailers

Boyle Transportation is equipping Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes on all steer and drive axles of its fleet tractors as well as on all of its new refrigerated trailers.

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