Bendix announced the 2013 schedule for its 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 5, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
The schedule offers classes into November, with a total of 26 sessions in 15 U.S. states and Ontario.
Bendix will also conduct the training school on-site at attendee facilities, an option the company has offered since 2010.
Bendix trained more than 10,000 people through the program in 2012, its largest annual class to date. Class participants recorded more than 42,348 training hours, learning from the ASE-certified Bendix Service, Warranty, and Training team of experts.
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 teaching maintenance professionals the description, operation, and service of the entire range of foundation and air brake system components.
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.
Additionally, the program covers the commercial vehicle regulatory landscape, including federal Reduced Stopping Distance regulations, the second phase of which takes effect in August 2013, and the current era of Compliance, Safety, Accountability.
Class size is limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration may be completed online at www.bendix.com.
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