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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.

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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.

Webb Wheel Brake Drum Designed to Run Cooler

The Webb 56864B brake drum now incorporates cool running technology vents, designed to improve airflow into the wheel end and manage heat better than conventional designs.

Brake Safety Week Set for Sept. 16-22

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year’s Brake Safety Week inspection event is set for Sept. 16-22.

Tenneco Expands Monroe Brake Coverage

The new part numbers, which cover 16 import and five domestic applications, include nine Monroe ProSolution, 11 ultra-premium Total Solution, and one Severe Solution severe-duty line additions.

Xtra Lease Installs SAF-Holland Air Disc Brakes on Dry Vans and Reefers

Xtra Lease is installing SAF-Holland P89 air disc brakes on over 6,000 dry van and refrigerated trailers that it has purchased this year, the equipment rental and leasing provider announced.

CVSA Offers Brake Safety Education at Symposium Event

The CVSA Brake Safety Symposium is a two-day program covering braking and brake-related technologies, regulations, inspection procedures, tools, and maintenance concepts.

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.

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.