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The Foundational Future of Air Brakes

The future of trucking is increasingly relying on brakes as the foundational technology that will enable fully integrated safety and autonomous vehicle systems.

How to Inspect Truck Air Brakes

Brake violations remain a common source of roadside citations and even crashes. Here’s a refresher course on the right way to make sure truck air brakes are up to par.

OTC Introduces New Air Brake Line Release Tools

OTC has introduced the new 5089 Air Brake Line Release tools, designed to separate connectors on the power steering (P/S) system and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers without damage.

Thanks, CVSA, for the Positive Spin on Brake Defects

While the headlines might focus on the negative, the positive side of CVSA's Brake Safety Day inspection results show an industry that's made real strides toward safety. Blog commentary by Equipment Editor Jim Park.

Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

CVSA's National Roadcheck June 5-7 may be focusing on hours of service, but you can bet that lots of trucks will be put out of service for brakes. To help you out, here’s a refresher course on inspecting your truck’s air brakes and what to do if you discover you’re not in compliance.

TMC Developing S-Cam Brake Troubleshooting Guide

Work is underway on a long-overdue TMC Recommended Practices document addressing excessive applied stroke in S-cam brakes – a problem too often incorrectly addressed by adjusting the automatic brake slack adjuster.