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December 12, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Aftermarket, Brakes, Wheel Ends

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week Is On: Here are Some Tips

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: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Safety & Compliance, CVSA, Enforcement, Drivers

September 5, 2013 - Industry News

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week is Sept. 8-14

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

Meritor Projects Slow, Steady Growth for NAFTA-market Air Disc Brakes

Air disc brakes are not yet the dominant choice for trailer brakes, but market share is increasing.

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 Brakes

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor Streamlines Global Air Disc Brake Production for Improved Cost, Quality, Safety

Meritor's Cwmbran, Wales, brake manufacturing plant.

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 Brakes, Brakes, Global

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

Family of Driver Killed in Crash Gets $6 Million Settlement

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 Offers Online Training for Brakes and More

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

Tags: Maintenance, Training, Bendix, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Bendix, Brakes, Mid-America Trucking Show

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket, Brakes, Distributors

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

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

Tags: Aftermarket, HDA Truck Pride, Brakes, Distributors

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

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

The National Transportation Safety Board blamed bad brakes, driver inattention for deadly train-truck crash.

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

Tags: Brakes, ABS

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Brakes


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