July 22, 2015 - Industry News
Out of service brake violations dropped slightly this year during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual, unannounced brake check day.
Tags: Brakes, CVSA, Out of Service Violations
July 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.
Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA
April 6, 2015 - Product News
Webb Wheel has published a newsletter providing tips on how to remove brake drums that are stuck due to corrosion.
Tags: Corrosion, Webb Wheel, Brakes, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Ends, Brake Drums
March 16, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems surpassed $1 billion in sales during 2014, marking a first for the company.
Tags: Sales, Bendix, Brakes, Wheel Ends, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake
February 4, 2015 - Industry News
Lightning Hybrids, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic brake regeneration systems for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, announced it has been awarded a full U.S. utility patent for the fourth generation of its parallel hydraulic hybrid system.
Tags: Hydraulic Hybrid, Brakes, Lightning Hybrids, Medium-Duty Trucks
January 28, 2015 - Product News
LAS VEGAS -- Meritor announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week that it's expanding its air disc brake product line, expanding its Euclid-branded suspension product line, and will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages across the United States and Canada.
Tags: Meritor, Brakes, HDAW, Suspensions, AIr Disc Brakes
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Bad components and adjustment caused inspectors to place a higher percentage of trucks out of service during 2014's Brake Safety Week than during the '13 event, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, inspections
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
Two recalls have been issued for Volvo trucks. One involves disc brake problems on VAH, VNL, and VNM model trucks; a smaller recall affects D16 engines in VNL and VNX models.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA, Brakes, Engines
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
TMD Friction announced 2015 class dates for its quarterly brake training course. There will be classes on Feb. 4, April 29, Aug. 12, and Nov. 11 in Troy, Mich.
Tags: Training, Brakes, TMD Friction, Technicians, Technician Training
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that the Annual Brake Safety Week will run Sept. 7-13.
Tags: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Brake Safety Week, Operation Airbrake, Brakes
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
Bendix has unveiled its newly upgraded brake shoe remanufacturing facility in Huntington, Indiana
Tags: Bendix, Remanufacturing, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Brakes, Aftermarket, Aftermarket Parts
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Drivers, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, inspections, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Safety & Compliance, CVSA
July 18, 2014 - Industry News
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%.
Tags: ABS, Wabco, EBS, Brakes
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
TMD Friction, manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket brands Textar and Don, announced their training class dates for 2014.
Tags: Training, Brakes, Air Disc Brake, Drum brakes, TMD Friction
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Maintenance, Training, Meritor, Aftermarket, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians, HDAW 2014, HDAW
January 22, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Aftermarket, Wheels, Brakes, HDAW
December 12, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Aftermarket, Brakes, Wheel end
September 10, 2013 - Industry News
Today's Trucking---30,000 brakes will be inspected on trucks across North America this week, and not all will pass. The annual Brake Safety Week held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will see inspectors taking a closer look at brake systems on your trucks.
Tags: Drivers, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Safety & Compliance, CVSA, Enforcement
September 5, 2013 - Industry News
This week is Brake Safety Week, one of two enforcement and outreach campaigns dedicated to promoting truck and bus brake safety held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance each year. The unannounced Brake Check is held each spring and Brake Safety Week each fall.
Tags: Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Brakes
July 24, 2013 - Industry News
Fleet interest in air disc brakes is growing, Meritor says, but time-tested and trusted drum brakes will dominate the market for some time to come.
Tags: Brakes, Meritor, Air Disc Brake
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
Meritor is reinvigorating a 75-year-old brake manufacturing facility in Wales, complete with a state-of-the-art engineering and test center, to meet expected increased demand in North American, European and emerging commercial vehicle markets.
Tags: Meritor, Air Disc Brake, Brakes, Global
May 30, 2013 - Industry News
Two trucking companies have agreed to pay a total of more than $6 million to the family of a truck driver killed in a 2011 crash with a truck that had bald tires and improperly adjusted brakes.
Tags: Litigation, California, Drivers, Brakes, Tires
April 8, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Maintenance, Training, Bendix, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians
March 20, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Bendix, Brakes, Mid-America Trucking Show
February 4, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket, Brakes, Distributors
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