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    Haldex slacks may back off

    May 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is advising trucking associations, CVSA inspectors and others to thoroughly inspect automatic slack adjusters made by Haldex. The pro…

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    Picking up the slack

    February 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Every single year, CVSA inspectors write more tickets for “brakes out of adjustment” than for any other defect. Automatic slack adjusters are now state-of-the-industry, but the word “au…

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    Gotta get it

    November 1, 2000 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    Fuel is injected into the cylinder, it’s ignited under pressure and the piston begins its rhythmic stroke. The shaft twists, the wheels turn and off you go down the road.Quite simply, any truck with a…

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    O/Os twice as likely to measure brake stroke

    October 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – When it comes time to crawling under a truck to mark and measure brake stroke, owner/operators are two times more likely than drivers to do the job, according to results from a survey …

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    International brake conference to convene

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – International brake experts and enforcement officers from throughout North America will converge on Toronto during Sept. 15 and 16 to focus on some of the most troublesome equipment on…

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    The burnishing issue

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – It’s easy to assume that a truck’s brakes are never safer or more in compliance than when the truck is brand new, or immediately after a brake job. Ironically, brand new trucks and t…