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PACCAR honors Meritor manufacturing facilities

Four Meritor Inc. manufacturing facilities were recently given 2011 Quality Achievement Awards from PACCAR Inc. for achieving a defect rate of 50 parts per million or less during 2011.

WABCO to supply air disc brakes to DTNA

A new long-term supply agreement with Daimler Trucks North America will place WABCO Maxxus single-piston air disc brake systems on the OEM’s models beginning in July 2012.

Federal-Mogul adds Abex reduced stopping distance brake block

The new Abex RSD drum brake block includes three application-specific formulations engineered to enhance overall performance while meeting the new FMVSS reduced stopping distance requirements.

NHTSA, DOT propose ESC standard for heavy-duty trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rulemaking that would require electronic stability control systems on heavy-duty vehicles weighing more than 26,000 lbs.

Meritor WABCO ESC helps OEMs meet NHTSA regs

SmarTrac Electronic Stability Control, first introduced by Meritor WABCO in 2005, can help ensure truck tractors and motor coaches are able to meet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-proposed standard on electronic stability control systems for heavy vehicles.

Fras-le introduces work truck fleet disc brake pad program

The new work truck and fleet disc brake pad program for the North American aftermarket includes a complete line of hydraulic and air disc brake pads for class Class 1-8 vehicles and is positioned to help warehouse distributors expand friction sales into new markets.

The skinny on air disc brakes

Fleet interest in air disc brakes is increasing as improved safety and reduced maintenance costs make these brakes more appealing.

TMD Friction meets requirements of TMC Recommended Practice

TMD Friction’s premium air disc brake pad friction material, Textar T3070, and its premium drum brake lining, Textar T5000, have met the FMVSS 121 dynamometer requirements of TMC’s Recommended Practice #628, “Aftermarket Brake Lining Qualification.”

AXN Heavy Duty selects Brake Safe by Spectra Products

AXN Heavy Duty announced it has selected the Spectra Products Brake Safe system as its preferred solution for visual brake stroke indicators for use in both the OEM and aftermarket channels.

Haldex relocates Harrisburg Friction Center

Haldex has relocated its Harrisburg, Pa., Friction Center to Middletown, Pa., a move that increases production capacity with an improved layout to optimize process flow and the addition of a specialized transit shoe production cell.

Performance Friction kicks off Ford F-150 Lariat giveaway

The company’s new giveaway contest will see one winner haul away a brand new F-150 equipped with the company’s Z-Rated Brake Kit, which includes Z-Rated 6-piston front calipers and Z-Rated 4-piston rear calipers with multi-pad technology, dimpled V2 rotors, and Carbon Metallic brake pads.

Meritor WABCO earns fourth consecutive Wabash award

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems received the 2011 Platinum Supplier Award from Wabash National Corp. The company supplies trailer anti-lock braking systems, roll stability systems, InfoLink data gateway systems that support tag axle control systems, and the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI to Wabash National.