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Bendix commits to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, carbon neutrality by 2021

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC says it has committed to cut its CO2 emissions in half by 2030, and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021. In the area of responsible consumption and production, Bendix says it has implemented zero-waste-to-landfill projects and cultural changes across all Bendix manufacturing locations, to self-certify six manufacturing locations in 2020

Bendix offers tips to prepare for CVSA International Roadcheck

In 2019, almost two-thirds, or 64.4%, of the vehicles taken out of service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck had violations related to brake systems, tires and wheels, and brake adjustment. Bendix says the statistic emphasizes the importance of foundational maintenance, and its role in keeping vehicles on the road and operating

An overview of the TPMS and ATIS offerings

There is a wide variety of tire inflation technology available, both in TPMS and ATIS form. Let’s take a quick look at some of the offerings.

Connecting brakes, wheel ends and other trailer components with telematics

The majority of fleet managers are used to the capabilities of truck telematics, but they may not be as familiar with trailer telematics, which are newer and just now starting to grow into their potential usefulness. Why have trailer telematics lagged behind their tractor brethren? It’s a complicated question, with an uncomplicated answer. “At the

Keeping an eye on brake wear

A vehicle cuts in front of your truck and stops abruptly. The truck driver slams on the brakes only to find that the truck’s stopping distance isn’t what it once was—these brakes haven’t been inspected recently. Without the proper stopping distance, an accident becomes inevitable. It’s an extreme example to be sure, but it’s just

Preventative maintenance to avoid brake wear

It’s important that your technicians are trained on how to spot brake wear, and that your shops have systems and schedules in place aimed at avoiding wear issues on brakes. “The only real way to keep an eye out for irregular brake wear is visual inspection on both drum and disc systems. Spotting irregular wear provides

What makes Level 2 autonomy the ultimate driver’s assistant

Level 2 automation has been a game-changer in terms of safety for about a decade now, and manufacturers continue to churn out better versions of this technology every year. Active steering, automatic emergency braking—you’ve heard the terms and you have a good sense of what they do, but how do the companies behind this technology

Tips for getting drivers used to Level 2 automation

When any new technology that changes how a driver performs her job is introduced, it’s not uncommon to be met with some skepticism. So how are drivers reacting to today’s options of available Level 2 driving assistance? According to Tom DiSalvi, vice president of safety, driver training and compliance at Schneider, most drivers tend to

Bendix parent company Knorr-Bremse completes acquisition of R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc.

Knorr-Bremse, parent company of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and a supplier of braking systems and other technologies for rail and commercial vehicles, announced that the company closed the acquisition of R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. on June 1. Sheppard is an manufacturer of steering systems for commercial vehicles in the North American market. The acquisition

Bendix offers tips for upkeep, maintenance of truck steering gears

With the continued integration of more technologies into automated commercial vehicle safety systems, steering gear maintenance is an often neglected, yet key element in the effective operation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This installment of the Bendix Tech Tips series focuses on inspection, maintenance, and installation of steering gears, which provide hydraulic power assist

Freightliner releases configurator tool to spec trucks online

Daimler Trucks North America has added an online configurator tool for spec’ing the Freightliner M2 106 medium-duty truck. The tool is available on the Freightliner website, and can also be used to spec the Freightliner Cascadia. The configurator tool uses a step-by-step program that includes choices for dump, box van, utility and tow applications, with

Stoneridge’s MirrorEye wins technical achievement award

The North American Truck Writers committee has honored Stoneridge‘s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System with the 2020 Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award. The award was presented during the Industry Awards Luncheon at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta. The annual award honors new products or technologies introduced the