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Hendrickson showcases air disc brake wear indicator
January 25, 2018
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has introduced a new air disc brake wear indicator. The patent-pending...
Abex introduces premium brake rotors
January 15, 2018
Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Abex brand has introduced a new series of premium brake rotors for heavy-duty vehicles. Designed to work with...
Rear discs for Model 579
December 14, 2017
Rear disc brakes are now standard on Peterbilt Model 579 trucks, building on the stopping power of front disc brakes...
Brake interlock for tankers
October 30, 2017
Wabco's new Intelligent Brake Interlock is designed for tank trailers that haul hazardous materials or are equipped with cryogenic equipment...
Slacks, spring brakes for Peterbilts
August 24, 2017
Bendix Versajust LS slack adjusters and Eversure spring brakes are now available as factory options on Peterbilt trucks.
RSD brake linings
July 25, 2017
AxleTech is expanding its portfolio of on-highway brake shoe kits to include Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) brake linings.
Disc brakes for International LT
June 20, 2017
International is making air disc brakes standard on all axles for all models of the International LT series.
Intelligent trailer module
March 1, 2017
Haldex has unveiled its new Intelligent Trailer Control Module (ITCM), increasing the communication speeds and functionality available through Antilock Braking...
Protective coating on brake shoes
February 15, 2017
Bendix remanufactured brake shoes get PermaGuard protective coating that resists rust jacking through an improved wash process and paint formula
Cool running Webb drum
January 30, 2017
The brakes on trailers with side skirts are feeling the heat, but Webb Wheel has unveiled brake drums with Cool...
Brake pads for all trucks
January 4, 2017
Raybestos recently introduced a line of brake pads for trucks of all sizes using disc brakes from class 1 hydraulics...
Air discs on East trailers
December 21, 2016
East Manufacturing now offers the Hendrickson MAXX22T as its preferred air disc brake package option
Peterbilt and Bendix in medium duty
November 9, 2016
Models 337 and 348 are now available with Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology as a factory-installed option
Bendix Wheel-End Package
September 28, 2016
A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International's medium- and heavy-duty trucks
Peterbilt Adds Key Options
August 31, 2016
From Hendrickson and Bendix come optional components to enhance Peterbilt Models 579 and 567
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