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How application is driving the next era of truck safety systems

The newly unveiled Freightliner EconicSD waste collection truck sitting in a crowded Waste Expo booth sported two new components integrated into the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems, offering a glimpse into the safety equipment future for the EconicSD’s on-highway big brother, the new Cascadia. “One of the things we’re asking ourselves is: How do

Air disc brake maintenance tips

Over the past several years, adoption of air disc brakes (ADBs) has climbed to 18% to 25% of brakes ordered on trucks, according to brake manufacturers, who anticipate that number reaching 50% within the next decade. This means that technicians will need to be familiar with both the tried-and-true drum brakes and their disc brake

A Q&A with WABCO President Jon Morrison on air disc brakes

Air disc brakes (ADBs) have steadily carved out a bigger piece of the braking market for themselves over the past few years. The growth of ADBs has been steady and is showing no signs of slowing down; if anything, we should expect an increase in ADB market share, thanks in no small part to the

HDA Truck Pride to offer air disc brake pads

HDA Truck Pride announced the addition of air disc brake pads to its private label offering. HDA Truck Pride says that the air disc brake offering addresses the demands of its customers as the market evolves. HDA provides drum brake shoes and kits ranging from 20K, 23K, and 25K pound GAWR coverage along with the new

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What you need to know about air disc brakes as they increase in popularity

Over the past few years, the take rate of air disc brakes (ADBs) has been steadily growing. This growth has only accelerated recently, thanks in part to the fact that many truck OEMs have made air disc brakes standard equipment. International, Kenworth and Peterbilt are among the manufacturers who now offer ADBs as standard on

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Peterbilt to offer WABCO OnGuardActive on its medium-duty trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the availability of WABCO’s OnGuardActive safety system on its medium-duty Models 348, 337 and 220. OnGuardActive is an advanced driver assistance system that provides the driver with acoustic, visual and haptic alerts in potentially dangerous situations. The system will also engage the braking system to prevent a collision with a moving

Daimler Trucks North America makes collision mitigation system and air disc brakes standard on the new Freightliner Cascadia

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+ L air disc brakes are standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models. “The safety of all drivers on the road—whether behind the wheel of a truck or in a passenger vehicle—has always been one of our key

Haldex ModulT air disc brake now offered by Hendrickson

Hendrickson has recently added the Haldex ModulT air disc brake as a product offering for trailer applications. Features of the Haldex Air Disc Brake ModulT, according to the company, include: Features a unique combination of low weight and high performance for a broad field of applications. The single-tappet mechanism provides excellent pressure distribution. The result

Haldex partners with Fras-le to offer air disc brake pad repair kits

Haldex is now offering a full line of all-makes air disc brake (ADB) pad repair kits for its North American customers through a joint sales and marketing partnership with Fras-le, which is part of the Randon Companies group. Through this co-brand agreement, Haldex will market products under the “Midland” brand and assume the primary sales,

Bendix offers remanufactured brake shoe

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering a remanufactured brake shoe with the same friction and coating specs on its original equipment (OE) brake shoe, as well as an extended, five-year warranty against rust jacking. The warranty matches that which Bendix offers on its OE shoes. To help vehicle operators maintain performance of RSD-equipped vehicles (those

Bendix introduces new air disc brake pads

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has introduced the Bendix BX276 air disc brake (ADB) pad, which can be utilized as replacement friction for ADB22X and ADB22X-LT air disc brake systems on both tractors and trailers. The BX276 pad is available now through authorized Bendix dealerships and aftermarket distributors. Bendix also introduced the Bendix BX283 air disc brake

Abex introduces line of brake rotors for commercial vehicles

Abex, a Federal-Mogul Motorparts brand, has introduced a new series of brake rotors for the heavy-duty market. Designed to work in conjunction with its air disc brake (ADB) pads, these new products are available across 8 different Class 8 applications, covering nearly 98% of the heavy-duty ADB market, the company said. Abex offers a pad