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April 16, 2014

SAF Integral Air Disc Brake Axle System

SAF Holland introduced its new SAF Integral Air Disc Brake Axle System with P89 Wheel End Package.

April 7, 2014

Bendix: Strong Friction, Protective Coating Help Combat Rust Jacking in Brakes

As winter winds down across North America, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake reminds fleets and drivers readying for springtime brake maintenance to fight rust jacking on two fronts.

March 27, 2014

Alliance Offers More Reman Brake Lining Options

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Products are rated for 20,000-pound axles, claim superior performance at good prices, and are available now.

March 7, 2014

TMD Announces Dates for 2014 Quarterly Brake Training Classes

TMD Friction, manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket brands Textar and Don, announced their training class dates for 2014.

February 10, 2014

Commentary: Getting Ready For Discs

Have you been avoiding spec’ing your vehicles with air disc brakes because you think they are not seeing widespread use or because you have concerns about the cost of maintaining them? Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini says you may be surprised.

January 29, 2014

Meritor Continues On Its Journey To Provide Training

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.

January 22, 2014

Wheel End Manufacturers Group Forms

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.

December 12, 2013

Low-Cost Wheel End Brake Components Increasing Penetration in the Aftermarket

The growing Mega Trend of urbanization and the consequent increase in vehicles in operation has culminated in more stop-and-go traffic than ever before. This has lead to higher wear and tear in wheel end brake components, creating a strong case for the class 4-8 commercial vehicle wheel end brake components market, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

December 6, 2013

Kenworth Makes Bendix Front Air Disc Brakes Standard on Class 8 Trucks

Kenworth has announced it will make Bendix ADB22X front air disc brakes standard on its Class 8 tractors and trucks.

November 11, 2013

Webb Vortex Drums Released for High Frequency Stopping Applications

Webb Severe Duty has released a lineup of Webb Vortex brake drums for applications such as refuse trucks that are subjected to a higher frequency of braking stops compared to standard commercial vehicles.

September 17, 2013

Bendix Expands On-line Brake School Curriculum

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has expanded its curriculum at the Bendix On-Line Brake School. Since opening access to its knowledge database and technical resources in March, Bendix continues to add a wide range of new or updated courses to its curriculum covering all aspects of electronics and air brake maintenance.

September 11, 2013

Bendix Launches New Aftermarket Friction Lines

Bendix will soon introduce a new three-level aftermarket friction portfolio. The three performance levels are Bendix Basic Friction, Bendix Advanced Friction, and Bendix OE Friction.

September 10, 2013

Brake Safety Week Is On: Here are Some Tips

Today's Trucking---30,000 brakes will be inspected on trucks across North America this week, and not all will pass. The annual Brake Safety Week held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will see inspectors taking a closer look at brake systems on your trucks.

September 5, 2013

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week is Sept. 8-14

This week is Brake Safety Week, one of two enforcement and outreach campaigns dedicated to promoting truck and bus brake safety held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance each year. The unannounced Brake Check is held each spring and Brake Safety Week each fall.

September 3, 2013

Digital Abex Commercial Vehicle Air Disc Brake Catalog Now Available

A comprehensive new digital catalog featuring an illustrated “Trouble Shooter Guide” to common brake wear issues for commercial vehicles is now available through Federal-Mogul’s electronic catalog. It also includes the expanded Abex line of original equipment-quality replacement air disc brake pads.

August 27, 2013

HDA Truck Pride Partners with Bendix for Training

HDA Truck Pride has partnered with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems to deliver a comprehensive, customized technical training program to the HDA Truck Pride network.

July 30, 2013

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to people we talked with. Stronger, higher-performance brakes on certain vehicles won’t even cost much more in most cases. But like Phase One two years ago, which was hardly noticed by truckers, Phase Two represents a lot of work for brake makers and truck builders.

July 24, 2013

Meritor Projects Slow, Steady Growth for NAFTA-market Air Disc Brakes

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.

July 22, 2013

Bendix Shoe Gets New Labeling to Promote Safety

Technicians relining Bendix brakes will soon see something new within the wheel-end: Bendix high performance brake shoes will now carry an eye-catching warning label to help educate the commercial vehicle industry about crucial performance issues related to relining. The effort is part of a comprehensive awareness program by Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake.

July 15, 2013

Meritor Streamlines Global Air Disc Brake Production for Improved Cost, Quality, Safety

Meritor is reinvigorating a 75-year-old brake manufacturing facility in Wales, complete with a state-of-the-art engineering and test center, to meet expected increased demand in North American, European and emerging commercial vehicle markets.

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