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Maintenance council tackling brake adjustment

March 9, 2018 by John Smith

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 […]

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Ep 14: Brake Components

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

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.

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Ep 16: Brake Adjustments

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

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.

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Easier Brake Inspection

December 9, 2014 by Rolf Lockwood

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

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COMPLIANCE: U.S. LAUNCHES HIGH-TECH TESTING

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

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?

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New brake wear indicator from Spectra

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Toronto’s Spectra Inc. has developed a new brake-wear indicator for air-brake equipped trucks, trailers, buses, motor coaches, and off-road equipment.

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Spectra to Add Brake Monitoring

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith
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LINING WEAR SENSOR

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

From Haldex, a constant flow of brake-lining wear information electronically. eliminate

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AIR BRAKE TRAINING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Air Brake Interactive is a state-of-the-art, multimedia training program.

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PROVINCIAL OUT-OF-ADJUSTMENT FINES

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A brief review of fines province by province as of November, 2005. Be warned…

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MIXING STANDARD AND LONG-STROKE CHAMBERS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Simply, you can’t do it. Always replace like with like, says MGM Brakes.

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LONG-STROKES STILL NEED ASAs

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The myth about auto-slacks and long-stroke chambers.

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Bendix to Market Brake-Stroke Indicator

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will market and distribute Brake Safe, a visual brake stroke indicator and diagnostic system.

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Spectra Releases Brake Wear Indicator

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Brake wear indicator for air-braked vehicles

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BRAKE ADJUSTMENT: SHOCKING DRIVER STUDY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A CVSA study shows a tiny percentage of drivers understand brake adjustment.