Brakes

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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.

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.

April 20, 2016

Video: Wabco Talks Air Disc Brakes

Air disc brakes are every so slowly gaining market share and could be at 20% on heavy duty trucks within five years, predicts Jon Morrison, president of Wabco Americas. Senior editor Tom Berg interviewed Jon Morrison at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.  

April 6, 2016

UL-Disc Air Brake Actuators Designed for Corrosion Resistance

TSE Brakes has released the UL-Disc Air Brake Actuators, designed specifically for use with transportation equipment.

March 31, 2016

Wabco Building U.S. Factory to Make Air Disc Brakes

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Sales of air disc brakes are now enough to justify American manufacturing, which should reduce prices and encourage more sales, says Wabco.

March 18, 2016

ConMet Offers Lightweight Version of TruTurn Brake Drum

ConMet has added a new lightweight version of its popular TruTurn brake drum called the TruTurn Lite.

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.

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