ATLANTA, Ga. – The Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations (TMC) is looking to establish recommended maintenance practices to address excessive stroke in S-cam brakes. The result will provide a diagnostic and troubleshooting guide to help technicians […]
Brakes continue to be the main source of defects identified during roadside inspections. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, explore the related components including brake chambers, slack adjusters and more. And do you know the size of chamber you have? It makes a difference.
Brake adjustment continues to be the leading defect identified during roadside inspections. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, discuss how inspectors mark and measure the brakes.
The new Arrow Logger from Spectra Products works together with the company’s well respected Brake Safe visual brake-stroke indicator to improve and simplify brake-adjustment inspection
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?
Simply, you can’t do it. Always replace like with like, says MGM Brakes.
The myth about auto-slacks and long-stroke chambers.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will market and distribute Brake Safe, a visual brake stroke indicator and diagnostic system.
Brake wear indicator for air-braked vehicles
A CVSA study shows a tiny percentage of drivers understand brake adjustment.
A CVSA study in 2003 revealed that only a tiny proportion of drivers — less than 1% — fully understands air-brake principles and procedures.
Spectra and BSM Wireless have developed a remote air-brake diagnostic and monitoring solution.
S-Cam brake-service tool allows mechanics to see actual camshaft travel
How to spot impending brake trouble, and describe it to the mechanic.