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Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake earns award for expansion of wheel-end facility

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) recently earned a 2019 Business Expansion Award from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce for expansion of operations at its wheel-end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

International Truck makes Bendix air disc brakes standard on severe service trucks

International Truck announced the standard availability of air disc brakes for the International HV Series and HX Series models. The HV507, HV607, HV513 and HV613 models and the HX515, HX520, HX615 and HX620 models now feature Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes as a standard offering and are available for order today. Related: Air disc brakes

Common wheel-end service misconceptions

In servicing commercial vehicle wheel-ends, fleets and operators sometimes rely on industry practices that are accepted, trusted—and may no longer be valid. This installment of the Bendix Tech Tips series from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) addresses five common misconceptions, offering the facts behind each to help industry

Preparing wheel-ends, air dryers for winter

Across North America, it’s getting to be that time of year: Temperatures are dropping, and fleets and owner-operators are prepping for chilly conditions and wintry roads. Before things get too harsh out there, the Bendix Tech Tips series from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) offers some simple steps

Peterbilt to offer Bendix slack adjusters and spring brakes

Peterbilt has made the Bendix Versajust LS slack adjuster and the Bendix Eversure spring brake available as factory options. The Bendix Versajust LS is a link-style automatic slack adjuster that can extend lining life by up to 16% and drum life by up to 30%. The Versajust LS is designed to significantly reduce brake maintenance

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Bendix Wingman Advanced now available for Kenworth T270, T370

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option for Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks. The radar-based collision mitigation system delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions. “This proven Bendix technology is popular with our Class 8 fleet customers.

Preventative maintenance to avoid CSA brake violations

There’s a lot to remember when inspecting brakes; fleets need to make sure everything is operating properly, and that potentially costly CSA violations can be avoided. Fleet Equipment polled our experts from our CSA brake story on the steps they recommend taking in a brake inspection. Read the full story on common issues that lead to CSA violations,

Check your brakes: Putting a stop to brake-related CSA issues

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s CSA violations should be an unnecessary problem, especially since they can lead to costly delays, and unexpected downtime may cause fleets to lose customers not only because of delays. After citations related to lighting problems, brakes are the second most commonly penalized item—18.7% of violations handed out by the CVSA in

Three tips for air system maintenance

Across North America, it’s getting to be that time of year when temperatures regularly begin to dip below freezing—and when commercial vehicle pneumatic systems need a little extra attention. With more vehicle systems incorporating the use of compressed air for non-braking functions—including automated manual transmissions (AMTs), emissions controls and advanced safety technologies—Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

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Peterbilt to offer Bendix Wingman Advanced on medium-duty Models 337, 348

Peterbilt is adding Bendix Wingman Advanced to its medium-duty Models 337 and 348, providing collision mitigation technology that improves safety and integrates with the Bendix ESP full stability system. Bendix Wingman Advanced gives drivers alerts to take evasive action and will actively engage braking if the system detects an imminent collision. RELATED: Watch the video

How to recognize and address air contamination that can impact connected vehicle systems

With the increasing adoption of automated manual transmissions (AMTs) and advanced safety technologies supported by electronically controlled braking systems, protecting a commercial vehicle’s air system performance has never been more important. Many AMTs on the market utilize a mechatronic shifter, which combines the intelligence of electronic controls with the reliability and high power density of

FMCSA rules now permanently allow Bendix windshield-mounted cameras

The video camera component of the Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation technology and AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System from Bendix CVS will remain compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules, thanks to an exemption that was recently made permanent. Effective Oct. 24, the rule change allows certain devices that utilize “vehicle safety