TORONTO, Ont. — Jim Park considers brakes the single most important system on a truck, yet few drivers or fleet maintenance personnel ever have the opportunity to see what brakes can really do. He had such an opportunity and came away with huge respect for a system many of us take for granted.
ConMet PreSet Plus wheel hubs are now standard on Kenworth’s full lineup of class-8 over-the-road trucks, for both steer and drive axles with disc or drum brakes
S-Cam brake-service tool allows mechanics to see actual camshaft travel
An innovative brake service tool from ex-CVSA inspector
New stopping-distance regs can be handled by bigger s-cams in many cases, but what if you run heavy? Like it or not, it’s time to say hello to disc brakes.
Bendix Spicer aims to launch new drum brakes to meet stopping-distance rules
Meritor has introduced a universal knuckle for use with its non-drive front steer axles, giving global customers an easy way to spec either drum or air disc brakes. And making the parts-inventory challenge easier
Why have disc brakes never taken off in North America? Steve Rock looks at the benefits of disc brakes, some of which may surprise you.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five years after Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems first introduced its ESP Electronic Stability Program (ESP), the company has added a wingman.