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March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Hendrickson Adds Brake Maintenance Videos to Online Training Portal

Hendrickson added new training videos to its online portal Image: Hendrickson

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has added more air disc brake maintenance training videos to its online training portal,

Tags: Hendrickson, MATS, Air Brakes, Disc Brakes, Technician Training, Maintenance, Brakes

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Developing S-Cam Brake Troubleshooting Guide

Ever since automatic brake adjusters (ABA, also called automatic slack adjusters) were first required by law in 1994, many drivers and surprisingly, brake technicians, still respond to an over-stroking S-cam brake by manually readjusting the device rather than determining the root cause of the problem. Photo: Jim Park

Work is underway on a long-overdue TMC Recommended Practices document addressing excessive applied stroke in S-cam brakes – a problem too often incorrectly addressed by adjusting the automatic brake slack adjuster.

Tags: TMC, Meritor, Brakes, Fleet Maintenance, Technician Training, Air Brakes

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Makes Collision Mitigation, Air Disc Brakes Standard on Cascadia

Now standard on the Cascadia, the Detroit Assurance 4.0 suite of safety systems includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Brake Assist 4.0. Images via Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+L air disc brakes are standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models.

Tags: Meritor, Daimler Trucks North America, Air Brakes, Detroit Assurance, Collision Mitigation Technology

January 23, 2018 - Product News

Haldex Announces Air Brake Pad Repair Kits, Hendrickson Deal

Haldex is offering a full line of all-makes air disc brake repair kits, making a deal with Hendrickson to offer ModulT brakes on in trailer applications, and standardizing its electronic product information.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Hendrickson, Haldex, Air Brakes, HDAW

December 13, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Makes Rear Disc Brakes Standard on Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced that rear disc brakes are now available on its Model 579, completing the standardization of disc brakes for this truck.

Tags: Peterbilt, Brakes, Model 579, Air Brakes, Class 7, Vocational Trucks

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

Brake Safety Day Placed Over 1,000 Vehicles Out of Service

The results from September’s Brake Safety Day inspection event, organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, show that 1,064 vehicles were placed out of service due to brake-related violations.

Tags: Inspections, Brake Safety Week, ABS, CVSA, Air Brakes

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Adopts AAA Advanced Safety Tech Recommendations

Photo: Maverick Transportation

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, commonly known as the Trucking Alliance, announced that its carrier members must use four truck-safety technologies that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has concluded are critical to reducing large truck crashes and saving lives.

Tags: The Trucking Alliance, Safety, Air Brakes, AAA, Hair Testing, In-Vehicle Video, Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

September 27, 2017 - Product News

Bendix Touts New Driver Assist, Safety Features at NACV

Photos: Bendix

Bendix made a series of feature announcements at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta, touting a series of safety-focused driver assistance and component enhancements available now and in the near future.

Tags: Electronic Stability Control, Bendix, Ford, Brakes, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Air Brakes, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Product News

Meritor Offers Improved Version of Air Disc Brake

Meritor's optimized EX+ air disc brake

Meritor announced an optimized version of its EX+ air disc brakes, shaving off 10 pounds of weight and improving performance.

Tags: Meritor, Brakes, Air Brakes, NACV Show

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

Out-of-Service Violation Rates Jump in CVSA Roadcheck

Photo via CVSA

The rate of out-of-service violations for both vehicles and drivers increased in this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck, according to recently released results.

Tags: Inspections, CVSA, Out of Service Violations, International Roadcheck, Safety & Compliance, Cargo Management, Brakes, Air Brakes

July 20, 2017 - Product News

Federal-Mogul Boosts Air Disc Brake Production Capacity

Abex ADBHD1369 also comes with a complete installation hardware kit and meets global ISO performance and wear standards.<br />Photo: Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul's Abex ADBHD1369 air disc brake pads will now be produced at an ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Tags: Maintenance, Air Brakes, Brake Parts, Safety

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA Brake Safety Day Scheduled for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that Brake Safety Day is taking place on Sept. 7 this year across North America.

Tags: FMCSA, Inspections, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Air Brakes, Brakes

June 15, 2017 - Product News

Haldex Launches Online Drum-vs.-Disc Brake Calculator

Haldex&#39;s new online calculator allows the fleet to input a number of factors to determine which type of brake is best for its application.<br />Photo: Haldex

Haldex's new web-based calculator was developed to allow fleets to input customized data so they can compare the overall cost of ownership between drum brakes and air disc brakes.

Tags: Driver Safety, Brakes, Total Cost of Ownership, Haldex, Safety, Air Brakes

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Opens New U.S. Plant to Produce Air Disc Brakes

Wabco&#39;s Jon Morrison at the grand opening of the company&#39;s new facility in North Charleston, S.C. Photo: David Cullen

Wabco Holdings celebrated the grand opening of its new North Charleston, S.C., plant on March 22 that allows the company to produce air disc brakes for trucks and trailers in the U.S. for the first time.

Tags: New Facility, Brakes, Wabco, Air Brakes

March 2, 2017 - Product News

Meritor EX+L Air Disc Brakes Offered on International LT

Photo: International

Meritor’s EX+L air disc brakes became available on International LT series starting in February.

Tags: Meritor, International Trucks, Brakes, Air Brakes

February 1, 2017 - Product News

Ridewell Approves Bendix Trailer Air Disc Brake For its Axles

Photo: Bendix

Ridewell Suspensions has approved the Bendix ADB22X-LT air disc brake for use with its 5-inch and 5.75-inch trailer axles.

Tags: Trailers, Bendix, Axles, Ridewell, Air Brakes

December 19, 2016 - Product News

East Offers Hendrickson Trailer Air Disc Brake Option

Photo: East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing will offer the Hendrickson Maxx22T Trailer Air Disc Brake with Dura-Light Hub as the preferred air disc brake package option for all its trailers.

Tags: Trailers, East Manufacturing, Hendrickson, Air Brakes

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Haldex Appoints new SVP of North American Sales

Walter Frankiewicz Photo courtesy of Haldex

Air brake system manufacturer Haldex has appointed 30-year commercial vehicle industry veteran Walter Frankiewicz the senior vice president of North American Sales.

Tags: Leadership, People, Haldex, Air Brakes

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Wabco Offers Maintenance Tips Ahead of Brake Safety Week

Source: Wabco

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week coming soon, Wabco is offering and Air Disc Brake Maintenance Care Tips Checklist for fleets, drivers and maintenance technicians.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Wabco, Air Brakes

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Brake Safety Week, ABS, CVSA, Air Brakes, Inspections, Brakes

July 18, 2016 - Product News

U.S. Xpress Equips 1,800 Trailers With SAF-Holland Air Disc Brakes

The truckload carrier U.S. Xpress is equipping 1,800 of its new Wabash National and Hyundai Translead trailers with SAF ULX40 Slider Suspension Axle Systems, complete with P89 air disc brakes.

Tags: Trailers, U.S. Xpress, Landing Gear, SAF Holland, Air Brakes

June 9, 2016 - Product News

SAF-Holland: New P89 Air Disc Brakes to Cost Little More than Drums

Base P89 air disc brake weighs about the same and costs not much more than trailer drum brakes, company executives say. P89 Plus includes a beefier rotor that resists heat distortion, and should be maintenance-free for seven years. Photos: SAF-Holland.

CORRECTED -- SAF-Holland says a new P89 air disc brake for trailers will reduce the price premium compared to drum brakes, and an upgraded P89 Plus will virtually eliminate brake maintenance for seven years.

Tags: Maintenance, Trailers, SAF-Holland, Air Brakes

April 21, 2016 - Product News

Fleet Specs Bendix Air Disc Brakes on Trucks and Trailers

Photo courtesy of Bendix

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.

Tags: Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Brakes, Air Brakes

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

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

Photo: Wabco

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

Tags: Maintenance, Wabco, Air Brakes, Brakes

March 25, 2015 - Product News

Wabco, Hendrickson to Offer Axles with Lightweight Air Disc Brakes

Wabco says it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide advanced air disc brakes for an integrated trailer-axle product with weight-saving potential.

Tags: Trailers, Hendrickson, Wabco, MATS, Air Brakes


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