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Watch: Freightliner Trucks Detroit Assurance 5.0 safety system demo: Active Brake Assist

Freightliner Trucks demoed its new Detroit Assurance 5.0 Active Braking Assist 5.0 during an event held in Las Vegas during CES. The always-on system fuses camera and radar technology detects moving pedestrians and cyclists in front of the truck and can deploy full braking—an industry first. It can also detect and mitigate a collision with

Watch: Avoiding brake-related CSA citations

The 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. Watch the video above for more on

Haldex and Wabash extend partnership agreement

Haldex and Wabash National Corp. have announced an extended long-term agreement for Haldex to continue to be the standard brake adjuster and actuator supplier on Wabash, Transcraft, Benson, Brenner, Beall, Walker and Bulk trailers. The agreement lasts through 2021. “Haldex has a long-term relationship with Wabash, being standard position for the Haldex Self Adjusting Automatic

Eaton announces valve lift solutions

Power management company Eaton announced a portfolio of advanced and standard valvetrain solutions. Several valve lift solutions were highlighted, including cylinder deactivation (CDA), decompression engine brake and variable valve lift for exhaust gas thermal management and/or brake thermal efficiency improvements. The technologies provide customers with a range of benefits, including better fuel economy, improved braking power,

The do’s and don’ts of combining air disc and drum brakes

Even as air disc brakes become increasingly popular in North American commercial vehicle fleets, concerns of brake system balance—the amount of work handled by each brake in a system—may arise when they are installed in combination with drum brakes. While these hybrid braking setups deliver advantages in stopping power and uptime, it’s important to understand

Meritor announces hydraulic option for all ELSA disc brakes

Meritor has announced optional hydraulic actuation is available for all ELSA disc brakes for applications requiring hydraulic disc brake variants. Built with a modular design, the mechanical, pneumatically operated brake housing of the current range is replaced by a hydraulic single or twin piston variant. The bridge, carrier and slide pin arrangements remain common for pneumatic

Stepping stones: Bendix travels further down the road toward the automated future

When we talk about automated vehicles, there’s a temptation to place the conversation far off in the future, but it’s worth remembering that the bones of the automated future are already on the road in today’s trucks. Fred Andersky, director of customer solutions for the controls group with Bendix, describes today’s advanced safety systems as

Watch: Let’s talk brake friction

Let’s talk brake friction. Many fleets trying to save a few dollars may decide to mix friction brands or quality between the tractor and trailer brakes; that is, to use one type of friction on the tractor and another type on the trailer, or vice versa. However, according to brake manufacturers and experts, you should

WABCO launches global modular braking platform for trailers

WABCO Holdings Inc.has announced that it will launch the industry’s first global modular braking platform covering all types of trailers. This development in trailer braking systems design furthers WABCO’s worldwide leadership in intelligent trailer technologies by offering trailer builders and commercial fleets the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of safety and efficiency functions specifically for trailers.

Brake maintenance myth: Adjust the slack at every inspection

For fleets and drivers operating vehicles equipped with automatic slack adjusters (ASAs): Do not manually adjust the ASA if the brake is beyond the stroke limit. It’s sound advice from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB). Some technicians servicing drum brakes will adjust ASAs at every PM inspection. Properly installed, operating

Bendix announces next generation of Wingman Fusion safety system, BlindSpotter technology

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced a new generation of both its Wingman Fusion safety system and its BlindSpotter technology. According to Bendix, the upgrades to Wingman Fusion consist of software upgrades, not a hardware change, so fleets using the current generation of Wingman Fusion will be able to upgrade some of the features to

Hino Trucks, WABCO announce strategic partnership

Hino Trucks and WABCO Holdings Inc. have announced a strategic partnership. Under the agreement, WABCO will provide its latest generation braking control technology and a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for Hino Trucks’ forthcoming heavy-duty truck debut in North America. Hino’s XL Series Class 7 and 8 trucks are slated to begin production