Bendix has announced the 2014 schedule for its in-person Bendix Brake Training School, continuing its efforts to support and educate both new and experienced technicians.
Bendix opens this year’s training school on Tuesday, March 25, in Owosso, Mich. The schedule offers classes into November, with a total of 23 sessions in 13 U.S. states and Ontario.
Bendix trained more than 7,000 people through the program in 2013. Class participants recorded more than 30,000 training hours, learning from the ASE-certified Bendix Service, Warranty, and Training team. Together, the team members represent more than 195 years of comprehensive, practical commercial vehicle service and troubleshooting experience.
The three-day Bendix Brake Training School curriculum takes a comprehensive approach to teach maintenance professionals the description, operation, and service of the entire range of foundation and air brake system components. As the only authorized training in Bendix products and services, the program also offers in-depth coverage of safety solutions such as Bendix brand air disc brakes, antilock braking systems, SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System by Bendix CVS, stability technologies like Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system, and Bendix Wingman Advanced – a collision mitigation technology.
The Bendix Brake Training School’s intensive curriculum details operational system aspects such as the fundamentals of compressed air and tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting. It also addresses foundation brake and air brake system components, including air compressors, valves, slack adjusters, brake chambers, shoes, and drums.
In addition to classroom lectures and product cutaways, visual aids are incorporated to demonstrate the components and related systems in each training class. All locations feature operational demonstration boards.
The program also covers the commercial vehicle regulatory landscape, including federal Reduced Stopping Distance regulations and Compliance, Safety, Accountability.
Class size for the Bendix Brake Training School is limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration may be completed online at www.bendix.com or www.foundationbrakes.com.