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Watch: Truck brake fade and what you can do about it

David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Many truck drivers have experienced brake fade. Technically, brake fade happens when “the condition in which the thermal capacity of the braking system has been exceeded and the system operates at reduced effectiveness.” More simply, it’s pushing the brake pedal and not having things go the way you expect.

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So, why does this happen, and what can you do about it?

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