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Aftermarket parts catalog released by Meritor

An all-new aftermarket parts catalog covering brakes, trailer axles and wheel attaching parts is now available from Meritor. The revised 13-chapter catalog (#PB8857) includes new products and models introduced in the past 24 months.

Meritor WABCO receives Excellence in Quality Award

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. has awarded Meritor WABCO with a 2012 Excellence in Quality Award for the third time in the past five years. The award recognizes Meritor WABCO for achieving a perfect zero parts per million (PPM) defect rate during the entire calendar year.

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Meritor WABCO reports air dryer performance

Customers using Meritor WABCO’s electrically controlled air dryer (ECAD) are now reporting proven fuel savings. The fuel savings, Meritor WABCO reports, are derived from the ECAD system’s ability to generate air pressure during low engine-demand cycles.

Meritor WABCO enhances trailer support system

Features that include auto lift axle control and tire inflation data management have been added to the Rollover Stability Support (RSS) 1M trailer stability control system from Meritor WABCO.

Bremskerl introduces air disc brake pads

A full line of air disc brake pads for OEM and aftermarket use is now available from Bremskerl North America. The company’s 8010 formulation is currently in use on truck, trailer, transit, coach bus, fire truck and refuse applications and is available from distributors in the U.S. and Canada.

Roll Stability Control now available on Western Star Trucks

Meritor WABCO Roll Stability Control (RSC) is now available on Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 truck models equipped with Meritor antilock braking systems.

Meritor distributes brake shoes with corrosion fighting coating

Now available for new Meritor lined aftermarket brake shoes is the company’s PlatinumShield II coating. To fight rustjacking corrosion caused by road salt and solvents, PlatinumShield II was developed to resist micro-abrasion caused by the movement of the brake lining against the shoe table during normal use.

Fras-le launches block production

Marking the first time the company has produced heavy-duty brake linings in the U.S., production has begun at the Fras-le friction manufacturing plant in Prattville, Ala.

TRP introduces reman brakes

TRP now offers an aftermarket brake program that offers brake linings for 20,000- and 23,000-lb. applications. The range includes single brake shoes and kits in 15×4-in. and 16.5×7-in. sizes for tractors and trailers, as well as medium-duty trucks and severe-service products.

DTNA names Meritor WABCO as exclusive supplier

Meritor WABCO has been named the standard position steer axle service brake chamber supplier for all Daimler Trucks North America air brake-equipped vehicles.

BrakeSentry indicators help in meeting CSA requirements

BrakeSentry visual brake stroke indicators improve brake safety, maintenance and compliance by providing drivers with a convenient and effective means to inspect critical brake adjustment conditions without having to crawl under vehicles to mark and measure pushrod stroke at each airbrake chamber.