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Deep Trouble: Repairing trucks and trailers after a flood

June 25, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. —  Water isn’t kind to electronics or brakes or air systems or engines. The last thing short of a fire you could want to happen to your truck is to have it submerged in flood. Actually, a fire might be preferable — the damage is obvious, and you’ll get less argument from the insurance company about replacing it.

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Clear the Air: Don’t be sidelined by a failing air compressor

March 16, 2018 by John Smith

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.

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Feeling Disconnected: Platooning has promise, but barriers remain

March 13, 2018 John G. Smith

The idea of platooning trucks has been released to great fanfare, and for good reason. Double-digit fuel economy gains can be realized by allowing one tractor-trailer to tuck closely behind the next, drafting much like race cars as long as […]

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20K friction for Bendix aftermarket line

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix is expanding its Advanced aftermarket line of brake friction with the BA203 – providing 20K friction suitable for linehaul applications that don’t require a Reduced Stopping Distance product. The new offering will provide higher torque and perform in higher […]

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Upgraded reman brake shoes from Bendix

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has a remanufactured brake shoe that offers the same friction and e-coating spec’d on its Original Equipment products. It even comes with an extended, five-year warranty against rust jacking. Rust jacking occurs when rust builds up […]

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Bendix expands brake shoe offerings

January 25, 2018 by elizabeth

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Bendix has expanded its aftermarket brake shoe line, and now offers a remanufactured brake shoe with original equipment friction and coating and the same five-year warranty as on OE shoes.

The announcements were made during Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week.

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Abex introduces premium brake rotors

January 15, 2018 by John Smith

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Abex brand has introduced a new series of premium brake rotors for heavy-duty vehicles. Designed to work with the company’s Air Disc Brake pads, they’re available across eight Class 8 applications and cover about 98% of the related […]

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Wingman Fusion on more Kenworths

January 12, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix Wingman Fusion collision avoidance systems are now being offered as factory-installed options on Kenworth T270 and T370 models – in addition to their T680 and T880 counterparts. The equipment combines readings from truck-mounted radar and a camera with the […]

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Top 10 of 17 — Bendix’s greener air dryer cartridge

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

The new GC spin-on air dryer cartridge from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is more than just green in color. The GC stands for Green Cartridge because it uses recycled desiccant. The GC can be used on any North American air dryer that calls for a standard 39-millimeter spin-on dryer cartridge with a right-hand thread, although not in applications requiring an oil-coalescing filter.

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Bendix adds lines, jobs to Indiana facility

October 19, 2017 by elizabeth

HUNTINGTON, IN – Bendix Commercial Vehicle systems is growing, announcing today that it will expand its Indiana manufacturing plant.
The brake company is adding to its manufacturing capabilities and capacity with a USD $3.8 million capital investment in equipment to launch two new production lines.
The lines, for making a portion of the company’s vibration damper products, will be installed in existing space at the company’s module center.

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Bendix names new CFO

September 29, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Bendix has named Stephen Daukaus as vice president – finance and IT, and Chief Financial Officer. He also becomes the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee, in a role that replaces the retiring Arnfred Kulenkampff.

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Bendix upgrading brakes and electronics

September 29, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – “Push them in, the wheels spin.” It’s one of the first things that many driver trainees memorize when learning how to use the yellow tractor protection control valve and red trailer supply valve. Now Bendix is preparing to release a new generation of the controls among a series of new product releases coming in 2018.

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Utility symposium explores power of trailer data

September 28, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – The power of telematics continues to advance, and there are still plenty of opportunities to be realized – especially when it comes to the rolling assets seen in a rearview mirror.

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Hurricane clean-up will include brake systems

September 14, 2017 by elizabeth

ELYRIA, OH – The rain has stopped in many areas and the sun is out, but the clean-up is just beginning.
For those drivers and fleets with trucks that took on water during recent Category 4 and 5 hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it’s important that clean-up includes taking steps to ensure brake components are checked and cleaned or replaced.

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Slacks, spring brakes for Peterbilts

August 24, 2017 by John Smith

Bendix Versajust LS slack adjusters and Eversure spring brakes are now available as factory options on Peterbilt trucks.