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September 7, 2017 - Product News

Blue Tree’s Anticipation Feature Tracks Braking Efficiency

The Anticipation feature measures the gap in time between lifting off an accelerator and applying the brakes. Image via Blue Tree Systems

Blue Tree Systems introduced a new feature called Anticipation, which tracks and measures the gap between acceleration and brake usage in normal driving.

Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Blue Tree Systems, Driver Coaching, Telematics, Fuel Efficiency, Drivers

September 1, 2017 - Industry News

Get Ready for Brake Safety Day on Sept. 7

Photo: J.J. Keller & Associates

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Day is set to take place on Thursday, Sept. 7 across North America.

Tags: J.J. Keller, Bendix, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA

August 25, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Bendix Slack Adjuster and Brake Options

Bendix Versajust LS Slack Adjuster Photo: Bendix

Peterbilt announced it is offering the Bendix Versajust LS slack adjuster and Bendix Eversure spring brake as factory options for both steer and drive axles on multiple truck models.

Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Brakes

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 Securement, Brakes, Air Brakes

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA Releases Results from Unannounced Brake Safety Day

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Administration has revealed that results from its unannounced Brake Safety Day inspection event shows that the majority of vehicles (79%) inspected did not have any critical item vehicle violations.

Tags: Inspections, Brakes, ABS, CVSA

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 Disc Brakes

June 15, 2017 - Product News

International Announces Standard Air Disc Brakes For New LT Series Tractor

The ADB22X air disc brake now standard on LT Series tractors features a patented lightweight design that significantly reduces stopping distance and extends brake system life.<br />Photo: International

International Truck is making air disc brakes standard equipment on all axles for all models of the new International LT Series tractor, a move the company says is a first.

Tags: International, Brakes, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Recalls 2,700 Trucks Over Brake Failure Risk

Photo: International Trucks

Navistar is recalling more than 2,700 heavy-duty International trucks due to a potential brake issue that could lengthen the distance needed to stop and increase the risk of a crash.

Tags: Navistar, Recalls, International Trucks, Brakes

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Reveals Technology Showcase Trailer

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Wabco is debuting its interactive Technology Showcase Trailer for the first time at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight company innovations.

Tags: Trailers, Brakes, Wabco, MATS

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

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls Over 6,000 Trucks Due to Potential Brake Issue

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models to incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer that may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Brakes, NHTSA

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, ABS, CVSA, Out of Service Violations

October 10, 2016 - Product News

Navistar and Meritor to Co-Brand Fleetrite Brake Shoe Line

Navistar has agreed with Meritor to co-brand brake shoe kits offered through the Fleetrite heavy duty parts brand.

Tags: Navistar, Meritor, Brakes, Aftermarket

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Bendix Wheel-End Package Available on International Trucks

The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake. Photo: Bendix

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.

Tags: Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks, Brakes, Wheel Ends

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

Bendix Offers Remedy for Recalled Parking Brake Valve

Photo: Bendix

Bendix has released a repair solution for the voluntary recall of about 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves.

Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Bendix, 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

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

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

Haldex Re-enters North American ADB market

The first member of the ModulT family to be introduced in North America is the 22.5-inch optimized trailer brake, weighing 70 pounds including pads. It will soon be followed with 19.5-inch and 22.5-inch air disc brake sizes for trucks and buses

Tags: TMC, Brakes, Haldex

December 11, 2015 - Industry News

Registration Open for 2016 Brake Training Sessions

Photo: Bendix

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

Tags: Technician Training, Brakes, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

November 11, 2015 - Product News

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.

Tags: Webb Wheel, Brakes, HDA Truck Pride

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

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.

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

September 18, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls Trucks Over Hand-Brake Trim Panel Defect

Photo: Volvo

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.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Brakes

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