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Raybestos Rewards Program now includes free training

In addition to the free branded POS kit and automatic enrollment in the “Gimme a Reward” box top program, professional repair facilities and their technicians now receive free online training. The two current training modules coach technicians in providing business-building customer service when performing brake and chassis repair work.

Abex brakes offer quiet stopping power for buses, coaches

Federal-Mogul’s Abex brand offers a complete friction portfolio for the commercial vehicle category, including the new Abex MQ transit block. The new block is engineered to significantly reduce noise and help ensure a stable, reliable and safe braking system.

Webb’s Vortex Drums direct replacement for MAN application products

The company’s Vortex drums will be offered as direct replacements for all its previous MAN transit axle part numbers. Vortex drums are designed to increase safety and performance, give superior durability and help substantially decrease maintenance costs.

Foundation Brakes

Issued in July 2009 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), new tractor braking standards are set to take effect in August of this year. To meet and exceed the rule’s more stringent stopping distance requirements, braking system suppliers have been working in close cooperation with vehicle manufacturers to develop and refine effective solutions

Hunter’s new rotor lathe for heavy-duty brake service

The company’s new OCL430HD rotor lathe improves medium- and heavy-duty service by machining the rotor on the vehicle. This eliminates the need to disassemble the hub to remove the rotor, saving time and effort; it also reduces runout, providing a more precise cut and extending the life of expensive rotors. With a reinforced cutting arm and rugged tool holders, the OCL430HD resurfaces rotors up to 17.5 in. in diameter and up to 3.5 in. in thickness.

Stemco acquires Rome Tool & Die Co.

The business, which is the leading supplier of new brake shoes to the U.S. aftermarket, will become part of the brake products group of Stemco. The company will now be able to combine brake shoes with Stemco Duroline brake pads to offer a completely lined brake shoe kit to fleet operators.

2011 Bendix Brake Training School for technicians

The 2011 Brake Training School offered by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems teaches maintenance professionals the description, operation and service elements for the total range of components found within foundation and air brake systems. Courses will be offered in nearly 20 cities across the U.S. and Canada.

Bendix EverSure spring brake features No Touch technology

The company said its next-generation, double-diaphragm spring brake for drum brakes offers the lightest weight in the industry while delivering best-in-class durability and performance. The new spring brake is more than two pounds lighter than competitive spring brakes, helping to offset the extra weight added to commercial vehicles by engine systems designed to meet recent emissions regulations.

Meritor WABCO earns Wabash Platinum Supplier Award for third consecutive year

The award recognizes suppliers who demonstrate the essential aspects of supply chain performance in delivery, quality, cost, innovation and attitude. Meritor WABCO supplies trailer anti-braking systems, roll stability systems and InfoLink data gateway systems to Wabash National Corp.

Meritor WABCO launches SafetyDirect

SafetyDirect allows customers to use a single point of access to monitor and synchronize driver performance reports on braking, stability control, following distances, collision safety system braking and lane-departure warnings for individual drivers, as well as the entire fleet. The comprehensive reporting includes event location, date, time, speed, odometer reading and safety trending data.

Elite Brake develops braking products for commercial vehicle fleets

Elite Brake Co., under the leadership of John Healy, is a new commercial vehicle brake component supplier developing a full product line of brake block, brake lining, medium-duty hydraulic brake disc pads, heavy-duty air brake disc pads, lined brake shoes & kits, remanufactured brake shoes & kits, and complete brake drum kits.

Haldex Full Function ABS accommodates multiple applications

A new combination style nipple for the Full Function ABS is now available from Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems. The new nipple accommodates either 1/2-in. or 3/4-in. NPT reservoir ports and provides an inventory reduction opportunity for multiple applications.