Brakes

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February 8, 2016

Visi-Chek Shows Out of Compliance Brake Strokes

The Visi-Chek from TSE Brakes is a visual brake stroke indicator designed to quickly show if a vehicle brake stroke is in compliance.

February 1, 2016

SimpleCheck Tool Identifies Out-of-Adjustment Brakes

Meritor has released the AllFit SimpleCheck, air brake stroke measurement tool on its automatic slack adjusters designed to identify out-of-adjustment brakes.

January 27, 2016

Meritor Launches PlatinumShield III Coating for Brake Shoes

Meritor has launched the PlatinumShield III coating for aftermarket customers purchasing new and remanufactured Meritor brake shoes.

January 7, 2016

Air Cooling for Air Brakes

Fleetwood Resource Management, founded by a truck driver, announced its Air Brake Cooling (ABC) system, a method of cooling foundation brakes to virtually eliminate brake fade.

January 6, 2016

Slack Adjusters Fit Bendix, Haldex and Meritor Air Brakes

Ken-Tool has announced three tools for adjusting drum air brake linkage to remove slack on trucks and trailers.

December 22, 2015

6 Takeaways from 2015 in Truck Parts and Service

The truck parts and service aftermarket got a lot of attention in 2015, as the focus of many fleets shifted to total cost of operation rather than cost per mile. This shined a bright spotlight on maintenance and repair practices as ways to keep asset utilization high.

December 21, 2015

Reduce Your Maintenance Burden With Air Disc Brakes

When you look at the reduced and simplified maintenance requirements of air disc brakes, better stopping power becomes the icing on the cake.

December 11, 2015

Registration Open for 2016 Brake Training Sessions

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake will offer 17 in-person sessions in 14 states next year.

November 11, 2015

Webb Makes Slack Adjusters Available at HDA Truck Pride Stores

Webb Brake Adjusters is partnering with HDA Truck Pride to sell their clearance-sensing automatic slack adjusters at more than 700 distributor locations.

October 29, 2015

OOS Violations Down in 2015 Brake Safety Week

The results are in from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week and out-of-service violations were down compared with last year’s inspection period.

September 18, 2015

Volvo Recalls Trucks Over Hand-Brake Trim Panel Defect

Volvo Trucks is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 VNL models over a defect in the trim panel that may restrict the trailer hand brake from returning to the off position.

September 17, 2015

Commentary: Replacement Brake Friction Can Affect Stopping Distance

There is no requirement that aftermarket linings meet reduced-stopping-distance requirements.

September 3, 2015

Brake Safety Week Starts Sept. 6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week will run run Sept. 6–12, with participation from law enforcement agencies across North America.

July 22, 2015

OOS Violations Down in This Year's Brake Check

Out of service brake violations dropped slightly this year during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual, unannounced brake check day.

July 21, 2015

Brake Safety Week Set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.

July 17, 2015

A Step-by-Step Approach to Brake Maintenance

Taking shortcuts when doing a brake job can lead to problems such as uneven wear and substandard braking performance.

July 10, 2015

Webb to Offer Line of Automatic Slack Adjusters

Webb Wheel Products is expanding its product offerings to include a line of clearance sensing automatic brake adjusters.

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

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

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