Brakes

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July 1, 2015

Maintaining S-Cam Foundation Brakes

S-cam drum brakes are a familiar sight to every wheel-end technician in the North American trucking industry. These preventive maintenance guidelines can elevate the effectiveness of regular brake jobs.

June 15, 2015

Photos: Meritor’s Mobile Training Van

Meritor launched its mobile training program in 2014 with two training vans designed to deliver onsite product and systems education to warehouse distributors, independent service garages, dealers and fleets in the United States and Canada. Today there are two vans in the US and one in Canada. Photos by Denise Rondini

June 11, 2015

Air Disc Brake Option Added To Neway Lift Axle

The Bendix ADB22X Air Disc Brake will be an upcoming option on the Neway LSZ Steerable Lift Axle Suspension System

May 22, 2015

Commentary: We Can Do Better on Brakes

We've long been aware of the inadequacies of air disc brake training, particularly in the United States.

May 18, 2015

Commentary: The Powder Keg of Brake Slack Adjustment

There’s an epidemic of ignorance out there regarding brake slack adjustment It just won’t go away, might even be getting worse.

April 6, 2015

Webb Wheel Newsletter Gives Drum Removal Tips

Webb Wheel has published a newsletter providing tips on how to remove brake drums that are stuck due to corrosion.

March 16, 2015

Bendix Hits Billion Dollar Sales Mark

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems surpassed $1 billion in sales during 2014, marking a first for the company.

February 24, 2015

Commentary: It's All About the Brakes

Everybody talks about the importance of properly operating brakes, but, unfortunately, the talk doesn't always translate into action.

February 19, 2015

Underslung Suspension is Compatible with All Brake Sizes

The Underslung Suspension from Ingersoll Axles is a fully integrated suspension system designed to improve performance in drop decks, low boys, specialty vans and auto haulers.

February 4, 2015

Lightning Hybrids' Hydraulic-Hybrid System Patented

Lightning Hybrids, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic brake regeneration systems for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, announced it has been awarded a full U.S. utility patent for the fourth generation of its parallel hydraulic hybrid system.

January 28, 2015

Meritor Expands Aftermarket Parts, Adds Independent Garage Program

LAS VEGAS -- Meritor announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week that it's expanding its air disc brake product line, expanding its Euclid-branded suspension product line, and will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages across the United States and Canada.

January 14, 2015

This Trailer’s Smoking Brake Was a Nose Full

Senior Editor Tom Berg tries to warn a driver of a burning brake, but without success. Moral: Check the equipment you're driving.

January 7, 2015

Arrow Logger Simplifies Brake Adjustment

The new Arrow Logger from Spectra Products works together with the company's Brake Safe visual brake-stroke indicator to improve and simplify brake-adjustment inspection.

January 5, 2015

Brake Defects Up in CVSA's September Inspection Blitz

Bad components and adjustment caused inspectors to place a higher percentage of trucks out of service during 2014's Brake Safety Week than during the '13 event, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

December 22, 2014

The Aftermarket 2014: A Year in Review

It’s been a busy year for the heavy-duty aftermarket. With the age of the nation’s fleet still high, fleets are spending a lot of money to keep trucks on the road. Given the importance of maintenance and repair, we'll recap some of the key issues that affected fleets in this area in 2014.

December 18, 2014

Air System Maintenance: Focusing on the Compressor

At the heart of a commercial vehicle’s air brake system is its air compressor. Bendix shares troubleshooting tips and how to replace an ESS piston.

October 28, 2014

Recalls Issued for More Than 3,000 Volvo Trucks

Two recalls have been issued for Volvo trucks. One involves disc brake problems on VAH, VNL, and VNM model trucks; a smaller recall affects D16 engines in VNL and VNX models.

October 15, 2014

TMD Announces Dates for Brake Training Classes

TMD Friction announced 2015 class dates for its quarterly brake training course. There will be classes on Feb. 4, April 29, Aug. 12, and Nov. 11 in Troy, Mich.

September 8, 2014

What’s Going on with my Brakes?

When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.

September 5, 2014

Would Your Brakes Pass Inspection?

From September 7-13 – Brake Safety Week – more than 30,000 brake inspections are expected to be conducted. Roadside inspectors will be inspecting brake-system components to identify loose and missing parts; air and hydraulic fluid leaks; worn linings, pads, drums and rotors; and other faulty brake-system components.

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