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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.

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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.

Nearly 1,600 Trucks Hit with Violations on CVSA Brake Safety Day

The results from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s unannounced Brake Safety Day earlier this year show that 1,595 vehicles were placed out of service for brake violations.

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.

Hendrickson Adds Brake Maintenance Videos to Online Training Portal

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has added more air disc brake maintenance training videos to its online training portal, Hendrickson-Academy.com.

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.

Daimler Makes Collision Mitigation, Air Disc Brakes Standard on Cascadia

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+L air disc brakes are standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models.

DuraBrake Launches Truck and Trailer Caliper Parts Line

DuraBrake has introduced a line of caliper parts including guide bolts and seals to its current Air Disc Brake component offering.

Haldex Announces Air Brake Pad Repair Kits, Hendrickson Deal

Haldex is offering a full line of all-makes air disc brake repair kits, making a deal with Hendrickson to offer ModulT brakes on in trailer applications, and standardizing its electronic product information.

Intellipark Takes the Sting Out of Parking Brake Valves

Intellipark can help prevent rollaway incidents and allows for other functions, Bendix says of its upcoming electronic application system. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor.