Brakes

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April 8, 2013

Bendix Offers Online Training for Brakes and More

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems launched the Bendix On-Line Brake School at www.brake-school.com, providing access to its knowledge database and technical resources.

April 8, 2013

Don't Let Poor Brake Adjustment Catch You Unawares

While equipment defects are a cause in only a small percentage of truck crashes, brake defects account for a large percentage of the trucks taken out of service. Many of those defects are adjustment issues.

April 8, 2013

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Your Air Dryer

It's more important than ever to protect a truck's air system from contamination, because there are more and more on-vehicle technologies making use of that air. That's why having and taking proper care of an air dryer is vital.

March 20, 2013

Bendix Warns About Friction and Shorter Stopping Distance Technology

Bendix engineers are warning truck owners that if they aren't careful about the choice of replacement friction new trucks designed to meet the latest stopping distance requirements, they could negate the improved stopping distance that was designed into the trucks.

March 20, 2013

Wabco Moves On Truck Stability Control, Anticipating Federal Mandate

Wabco on Wednesday showcased hydraulic anti-lock braking system with integrated ESCsmart electronic stability control at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

February 19, 2013

Slow Economy, Government Regs Will Help Drive Aftermarket Brake Business

The slow economic recovery and the federal government's new Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program will help drive demand for aftermarket pads and shoes for Class 4-8 trucks, according to a new study by Frost & Sullivan, while increasing demand for disk brakes could prove a challenge to independent service providers.

February 4, 2013

HDA Truck Pride Adds Fleet Friction

HDA Truck Pride is continuing to grow by adding Fleet Friction. Fleet Friction is located in San Diego, Calif. Their management team includes: Owners Mike Buscher and Richard Harrigan and General Manager Craig Dawson.

January 17, 2013

East Coast Brake Rebuilders Adds High-Tech Paint System

East Coast Brake Rebuilders in Virginia Beach, Va., has added a new paint system for brake shoes it says is one of the first in the industry

January 3, 2013

Fleet Brake Adds New Location in Ontario

Fleet Brake announced plans for a new parts distribution center in Mississauga, Ontario. When at full capacity, the 50,000-square-foot facility will employ up to 50 people and is expected to be operational in February 2013.

December 11, 2012

NTSB Says Driver Inattention, Bad Brakes Led to Amtrak-Truck Collision

An inattentive driver and poorly maintained brakes, including antilock brakes that had been rendered inoperable, were the probable cause of a commercial truck hitting an Amtrak passenger train in the Nevada desert last summer, killing six and injuring 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday

December 3, 2012

Affinia Group Spins Off Brake Business

Affinia Group Inc. announced that it has spun off its brake businesses. The new organization will be led by the management team from Affinia Group's former Global Brake group, with oversight provided by a separate board of directors.

July 1, 2008

Brake Maintenance

Vehicle duty cycles, type of operation, drivers, inspection practices and weather all play a part in establishing good brake maintenance procedures.

September 1, 2006

Hitting The Brakes

'Autoslacks' were supposed to solve adjustment problems, but ignorance of how to maintain them – and the brakes themselves – get in the way.

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