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NRS Brakes highlights EV brake pad key feature

NRS Brakes, manufacturer of high-quality brake pads, noted that proper brake pad selection is still of the utmost importance as car and light truck manufacturers begin producing electric vehicles (EVs). The braking safety systems on EVs typically remain unchanged from current ICE vehicles and brake pads are susceptible to the same threat of corrosion, NRS

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Top truck wheel end maintenance tips

Reducing overall heavy-duty truck maintenance costs plays into every decision related to wheel-end systems, noted Tony Ryan, national service manager–fleets at SAF-Holland. “For example, air disk brakes have a higher initial cost which is offset by reduced overall maintenance costs,” he said. “Premium hub/bearing/lubrication systems can reduce maintenance issues.” In general, the wheel-end maintenance needs

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EV regenerative braking doesn’t mean you forget about the brake pads

EVs are coming. As manufacturers ramp up production of EVs across nearly all car and light-truck makes and models, selecting a high-quality brake pad is extremely important.The reason is twofold. Not only are EVs quieter than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, making brake noise even more unwelcome, but EV braking system effectiveness can also be

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What is regen braking?

Range! When you talk about electric trucks, the topic of range is going to come up about every time, it just is. It’s a major concern, and it makes sense. Range is a big deal and you have big dollars on the line. And if you were limited purely by the capacity of the electric

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Where you’ll see ZF in truck equipment going forward

You’ve likely had ZF components in your trucks for generations, but you might not have known it. The commercial component supplier has long been providing componentry like cameras and steering solutions to the market under other names that you’d likely recognize. Now that ZF has completed the acquisition and integration of WABCO, its newly launched

What ignoring spring truck maintenance does to your brakes

Every year as the nights get longer, the leaves start to fall, it gets a little cooler, and, inevitably, we start to talk a lot about preparing your trucks for winter. But that doesn’t mean you get to skip spring truck maintenance! It really is just as important to address the tolls that a season

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The best way to combat brake corrosion

Finally, the sun is shining and there’s no better feeling than revving up the engine, rolling down the windows and hitting the open road. But after months of plowing through highly corrosive deicing chemicals that are laid down on roadways across the country, there could be a vehicle service concern when it comes to the

The role trailers could play in electrification

Range is a constant conversation in our increasingly electrified trucking world. The juxtaposition of getting more range is adding more batteries, but that adds weight to trucks that have spent the past decade, really, lightweighting components. But what about the trailer? Sure, batteries could add weight, and trailers tend to sit a lot, which is

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Dealing with EV range anxiety

The restless bouncing leg. The tapping of a pen on a desk top. The inexplicable urge to constantly calculate route lengths. These are all signs of EV range anxiety, the sinking feeling that your commercial vehicle will crawl to a stop in mid-transport, leaving you with a delayed load and a hefty towing bill. But

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Meritor talks trucking aftermarket advancements, sets new goals

During Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, Meritor’s aftermarket and product leadership sat down to provide an update of its aftermarket initiatives and the evolution of existing aftermarket products. Here’s the rundown. Electrification in the aftermarket Meritor is barreling ahead toward electrification. It recently announced series production of its 14Xe ePowertrain. When asked what opportunities the ePowertrain

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Dayton Parts launches air disc brake application guide

Dayton Parts LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dorman Products Inc., announced the launch of its air disc brake application guide at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week ’22 (HDAW). The 30-page visual guide makes it simple for aftermarket distributors and vehicle operators to identify the correct replacement components on all major original equipment ADB models, the

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The biggest truck component stories of 2021

If you’re reading this the day we posted it–Merry Christmas! You’re probably at a family gathering scrolling on your phone and avoiding eye contact with that one family member you’ve ducked thus far. Well, put on your best serious face to show that you’re really into what you’re reading and get ready to have your

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