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Greener air dryer cartridge

August 9, 2017 by John Smith

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ new GC spin-on air dryer cartridge is reportedly the first in the aftermarket to incorporate recycled desiccant.

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Bendix reports production increases in June and July

August 9, 2017 by elizabeth

ELYRIA, OH – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems reports increased demand at three of its commercial facilities.
Last week the company, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, which develops and supplies active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America, reported production milestones across all three of its facilities due to increasing orders.

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Tech is your co-pilot. What’s changed?

August 1, 2017 by John Smith

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Advanced driver assistance systems like the ones that sound an alarm if you’re tailgating — or even apply vehicle brakes automatically — are proving themselves to be more than a novelty.

Schneider has already equipped 12,000 of its trucks with autonomous emergency braking systems that will act if a crash seems imminent. Related collisions have now dropped by 69% and their severity has plunged 95%, says Thomas DiSalvi, the fleet’s vice president – safety and loss prevention. “This is ready for prime time.”

The underlying technologies have clearly come a long way, according to participants in a roundtable hosted this week by the U.S. National Safety Council.

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Peterbilt 579 to have standard Wingman Advanced

April 25, 2017 by John Smith

Bendix’s Wingman Advanced Collision Mitigation System will become a standard offering on Peterbilt’s Model 579 beginning July 1. The radar-based collision mitigation system incorporates adaptive cruise control with braking as well as autonomous emergency braking. Warnings and active interventions include […]

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Suppliers predict growing truck market

March 23, 2017 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – What a difference a few months can make. Earlier this year, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems was projecting Class 8 truck sales would drop about 5-10%. Now it’s projecting the market will grow about 5%.

“Overall, I think the economy has turned for us in the trucking industry,” chairman Joe McAleese observed, citing growing truck orders and dropping cancellations. Truck tonnage and utilization are both seen as under control.

It was a theme repeated during briefings during the Mid-America Trucking Show’s media day.

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More trailers to benefit from disc brakes, ESC

March 23, 2017 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – Air disc brakes appear to be gaining ground on their drum-based counterparts, and their stopping power has a role to play in emerging automation options like platooning trucks, according to Bendix officials.

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Protective coating on brake shoes

February 15, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

Bendix remanufactured brake shoes get PermaGuard protective coating that resists rust jacking through an improved wash process and paint formula

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Bendix doubles capacity at Acuna, Mexico

December 13, 2016 by John Smith

ELYRIA, OH – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is doubling production capacity of its manufacturing operation in Acuna, Mexico to support growing demand for its solenoid valves and assembled manifolds.

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Statistics prove air disc brakes coming on strong: Bendix

November 21, 2016 by Peter Carter

ELYRIA, OHIO-More than 16% percent of class 6-to-8 trucks across North America are running air disc brakes. The air-disc market has seen a 50% market increase since 2013. Also, a full 85% of those brakes are the Bendix ADB22X and this week, the ADB22X surpassed the 1.5-million-unit production mark.

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Peterbilt and Bendix in medium duty

November 9, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Models 337 and 348 are now available with Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology as a factory-installed option

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Bendix Wingman comes to Kenworth medium-duty

October 2, 2016 by John Smith

Kenworth will add the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system as an option on its medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 trucks.

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Bendix Wheel-End Package

September 28, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International’s medium- and heavy-duty trucks

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Peterbilt Adds Key Options

August 31, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

From Hendrickson and Bendix come optional components to enhance Peterbilt Models 579 and 567

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Bendix adds host of changes to customer service

August 19, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

ELYRIA, OH – Bendix is extending the hours of its North American Customer Service Centers and enabling bilingual access to customer service representatives through an automated phone menu.

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Bendix unveils fix for recalled trailer spring brake valves

August 16, 2016 by John Smith

ELYRIA, OH – Bendix has unveiled a no-cost permanent remedy to repair Bendix SR-5 trailer spring brake valves included in a voluntary safety recall campaign.