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Meritor producing aftermarket brakes that comply with reduced stopping distance requirement

BRAMPTON, Ont. -- Meritor has announced availability of new reduced stopping distance (RSD) friction materials through its parts distribution centers in Florence, Ky. and Brampton, Ont.


BRAMPTON, Ont. — Meritor has announced availability of new reduced stopping distance (RSD) friction materials through its parts distribution centers in Florence, Ky. and Brampton, Ont.

The company says the new materials will support truck operators looking to standardize their RSD brake friction materials.

“To comply with the new stopping distance regulations, our customers specified the ‘new’ brakes on new tractors, but many fleets told us they preferred to outfit their current vehicles with the same friction materials for ease of inventory and vehicle maintenance,” said Tim Bauer, director, undercarriage products, Meritor Aftermarket. 

Fleets can now use RSD friction materials on remanufactured brake shoes at normal service intervals, Bauer added. The new stopping distance requirements went into effect last August. To comply, Meritor designed more powerful front brakes and highly effective rear-axle brakes with new, enhanced friction materials, according to Joe Kay, chief engineer, brakes, with Meritor.


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