Brakes

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August 11, 2014

Brake Safety Week Set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has designated September 7 through September 13 as Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.

July 18, 2014

Wabco Launches Modular Braking System, Signs 2 Major Supply Deals

The product features a high degree of standardization across components and software of its ABS and EBS systems, Wabco said, and reduces the number of ABS components by 50%.

July 17, 2014

Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs

While drum brakes have been enlarged and strengthened to meet stricter federal stopping distance requirements and are currently used on 90% of heavy trucks, discs are gaining in popularity.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: In the Shop

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

May 15, 2014

Meritor Named TSE Spring Brakes Master Distributor

Meritor Inc. announced a master distribution agreement with TSE Brakes, Inc. to distribute TSE’s OmniBrake and UltraLife air spring brake chambers to North American customers, effective immediately.

April 18, 2014

Six Robblees’ and Valley Brake and Truck Parts Join Forces

Six Robblees’ and Valley Brake and Truck Parts are joining forces to create an expanded presence with a total of 22 locations, as well as expanding the company’s experience in friction and brake remanufacturing.

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.

March 7, 2014

Meritor Renames Braking Systems and Announces Product Enhancements

Meritor is renaming and enhancing two braking products to help customers identify these products and improve their total cost of ownership. As part of a new naming structure, Meritor drum brakes that had been branded QPlus are now Q+; and air disc brakes are renamed from EX225 to EX+.

February 21, 2014

Reyco Granning Offering Disc Brakes on Van Slider Suspensions

In recognition of the growing adoption of disc brakes on van and reefer trailers, all Reyco Granning van slider suspensions will now be available with both disc brakes and traditional drum brakes.

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.

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