Bendix has announced a new Advanced Technology Training program and has expanded its long-running Air Brake Training class.
The company is increasing its focus on training programs this year, doubling its technical training force and improving its in-person training programs.
The brake training is scheduled for 25 locations across the country from February to November. Nine Advanced Technology Training courses will be held from March to December, taking place in either Sparks, Nevada, or at Bendix headquarters in Elyria, Ohio.
The new, two-day Advanced Technology Training program covers the operation and troubleshooting of high-level driver assistance and safety systems as well as diagnostic software. The program is being offered to help fleets and technicians keep up with today’s advancing truck technologies. Class time in the new program includes in-depth, hands-on maintenance for Bendix air disc brakes and electrical diagnostics.
“As adoption of these complex technologies increases, it’s more important than ever to make sure the teams responsible for keeping North America’s commercial vehicles operating safely are equipped with the knowledge they need,” said Lance Hansen, Bendix North America regional vice president of fleet/trailer sales and service engineering. “Our new Advanced Technology Training is a real must for the advanced technician.”
Some of the systems addressed in the Advanced Technology Training course are:
- AutoVue Lane Departure Warning System from Bendix CVS
- Bendix ACom diagnostic software
- Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program
- Bendix Wingman Advanced and Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance systems
- SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS
- SmarTire and SmarTire Trailer-Link TPMS by Bendix CVS
For 2019, Bendix’s Air Brake Training class will visit more cities and states than last year and is tailored to both new and experienced technicians. It covers the description, operation, and service elements for the total range of components found within dual air brake systems.
Topics will include:
- Fundamentals of compressed air
- Tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting
- Air brake system and foundation brake components (air compressors, valves, foundation drum brakes, and air disc brakes)
Per-person enrollment costs are $400 for Air Brake Training and $350 for Advanced Technology Training. Enrollment Class size for the 2019 in-person Bendix training courses is limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Due to the quantity and complexity of the products covered, Bendix highly recommends that each student completes the Bendix Air Brake Training (three-day) class, or at minimum, the online brake school at brake-school.com, before taking the Advanced Technology Training class.
“Both classes include hands-on exercises as well as classroom training and extensive visual demonstration aids. At most locations, the Bendix team will also be able to utilize operational demonstration boards that essentially put a fully operational air system right at the students’ fingertips,” said Hansen. “This training is another way in which Bendix is working with the industry to shape tomorrow’s transportation together.”