TORONTO, Ont. — Cold temperatures and water can lead to only one outcome, and ice has no place in a truck’s air system. Frozen moisture can disable compressors, along with any of the multitude of air valves in the system. Plunging temperatures, like we have seen across much of the Lower 48 in recent weeks will be put air systems to the test. Hopefully your systems are not found wanting.
TORONTO, Ont. — Admit it. A truck’s air system probably isn’t your most pressing maintenance concern. The systems are pretty reliable, and beyond changing the air-dryer desiccant cartridge every couple of years, you probably don’t give the rest of the system any more attention than it absolutely needs. While its primary function is supplying air for the brake system — an important task in its own right — other components on the truck need air, too. Automated transmissions, for example, and certain emissions system components.
OTTAWA, ON – North American enforcement teams completed 7,698 inspections during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Day on September 7, placing 14% of vehicles out of service for brake-related violations.
New from Technical Training Services is the Quick Study TT program covering tractor trailer air-brake systems, mate to a previously introduced straight truck offering
Dynos and other high-tech brake testing machines are coming to an inspection
station near you if they’re not there already. Are they useful?
WASHINGTON — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in association with Zurich Services and Interactive Driving Systems, has completed the development of an online airbrake training program to enhance commercial motor vehicle safety across North America.
The Cat 270 provides cleaner air and greater reliability, plus quieter operation than current models.
Spectra and BSM Wireless have developed a remote air-brake diagnostic and monitoring solution.
New Haldex cartridge removes more than 99% of contaminants.
A CVSA study shows a tiny percentage of drivers understand brake adjustment.
‘Formula Blue’ hydraulic brake parts from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake
A CVSA study in 2003 revealed that only a tiny proportion of drivers — less than 1% — fully understands air-brake principles and procedures.
The trick to getting downhill safely? Combine sharp instincts, classroom physics,
and pure skill.
Bendix has released a new and comprehensive air-dryer application guide.