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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.

Haldex adds brake lining for transit, coach applications

TransitmaX lining, specially developed for demanding transit and coach applications, offers excellent braking performance and extended service life in transit and coach applications; organic fiber-based formulation for outstanding thermal stability and enhanced drum life; quiet operation; and minimal growth, the company said.

Fras-le offers new online catalogs for Class 1-7 vehicles

The company’s new full-line and medium-duty brake pad product catalogs for the North American aftermarket offer more than 300 new part numbers. Fras-le’s full product line catalog contains more than 1,000 part numbers, providing more than 96% coverage for all Class 1-7 vehicles on the road today.

Cummins selects WABCO for awards

Cummins Inc. has given WABCO its “Supplier of the Year” and “Best Delivery and Capacity” awards for 2010. WABCO has a long-term supply agreement with Cummins to furnish air compressors for applications in trucks, buses and industrial equipment worldwide.

Navistar launches International-branded brake drum

The company’s International brake drums line features machined-to-balance engineering and lean manufacturing techniques, resulting in 2-4 lbs. weight savings per drum and improved heat dissipation when compared to traditional designs.

Raybestos expands late model coverage for brake, chassis parts

New Raybestos brake and chassis products for many late-model foreign name plate and domestic applications have been added, bringing the total number of new and carried-up brake and chassis applications since late January 2011 to 26,904.

Brake & Wheel Ends Group develops complementary components

The group, which encompasses Webb Wheel Products OE, Severe Duty and Aftermarket, along with TSE Brakes, will offer the heavy truck and trailer industry complementary brake and wheel end components engineered to work together for superior performance, safety and life cycle costs.

WABCO supplies new heavy-duty air disc brakes to MAN

The company began deliveries of new NG22MAX air disc brakes for heavy duty truck applications in Europe to MAN, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles and diesel engines. Weighing only 86 lbs. including brake pads, it is the lightest air disc brake of its kind, allowing trucks to increase payload and improve fuel economy while also reducing maintenance and service costs.

ESCO introduces new Brake Safe

The company’s new product helps drivers and fleets comply with CSA 2010 by offering a simple, accurate and effective means of providing a visual of air-brake stroke travel. The Brake Safe system is available in two universal formats: one to fit all power unit steering and drive axles, and a second to fit all trailer axles.

Bendix expands air disc brake manufacturing

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC plans to open a new production line at its Bowling Green, Ky., manufacturing plant in June to meet increased demand for its patented Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes. With a nearly 120% increase in demand from 2009 to 2010 and an expected additional increase of nearly 40% in 2011, the new production line will help BSFB continue to meet the needs of OEMs, fleets and owner-operators.

Marathon Brake adds product sales sheets, application guide

The new series of brake lining sales sheets offers detailed information on Marathon’s full line of friction products, suitable for vocations ranging from general over-the-road freight to transit and severe-duty applications. The application guide is an easy-to-use resource that helps determine the Marathon products that are most compatible with a given application.