Federal-Mogul Motorparts Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Abex introduces line of brake rotors for commercial vehicles

Abex, a Federal-Mogul Motorparts brand, has introduced a new series of brake rotors for the heavy-duty market. Designed to work in conjunction with its air disc brake (ADB) pads, these new products are available across 8 different Class 8 applications, covering nearly 98% of the heavy-duty ADB market, the company said. Abex offers a pad

Preventative maintenance to avoid CSA brake violations

There’s a lot to remember when inspecting brakes; fleets need to make sure everything is operating properly, and that potentially costly CSA violations can be avoided. Fleet Equipment polled our experts from our CSA brake story on the steps they recommend taking in a brake inspection. Read the full story on common issues that lead to CSA violations,

Check your brakes: Putting a stop to brake-related CSA issues

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s CSA violations should be an unnecessary problem, especially since they can lead to costly delays, and unexpected downtime may cause fleets to lose customers not only because of delays. After citations related to lighting problems, brakes are the second most commonly penalized item—18.7% of violations handed out by the CVSA in

Top brake questions, answered

The No. 1 job of truck brakes is safety; within that application, there’s more than one way to stop a truck. Drums have been the brake of choice for many trucks, but air disc brakes (ADBs) continue to gain popularity in nearly all heavy-duty on-road applications. “Current [ADB] market penetration is in the 12% to

Report Card: FMVSS 121 reduced stopping distance regulation

We are coming up on the third anniversary of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121 reduced stopping distance regulation (RSD) start date. Fleet Equipment decided to ask brake friction manufacturers to report in on brake performance—and/or changes—since those regulations went into effect. “Actually, the friction materials were changing long before August 2011,” says

Meritor reduced stopping distance
Federal-Mogul Motorparts announces organizational changes

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., announced a series of leadership appointments. The following appointments, effective immediately, will better align the company’s regional operations and strengthen its business units while supporting global growth, according to Federal-Mogul Motorparts: Martin Hendricks, president of Motorparts, Europe, Middle East and Africa Keith Power, president, Asia Pacific Rainer