Bendix plant marks production of 1 million engine vibration dampers
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has produced 1 million engine vibration dampers at its Huntington, Ind. facility, the manufacturer of active safety, air management, and braking system technologies announced Wednesday. An…
Keep Connected: Maintenance tips for electronic and electric truck systems
TORONTO, Ont. -- The ever-growing number of sensors and electrical systems mean vehicle components are more interconnected than ever before – adding a layer of complexity to troubleshooting efforts, and requiring a broader approach to diagnostic procedures.
Continental Divide: The differences between European and North American trucks
TORONTO, Ont. -- The manufacturers of North American and European trucks are more closely aligned than ever. But as close as the companies have drawn together, the equipment itself can appear a world apart. Different regulations are just one reason.
Stop and Think: Strategies to avoid brake violations
Despite steady enforcement initiatives such as Brake Safety Day, a part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program, brake-related defects continue to be a leading cause of out-of-service violations. But fleet maintenance departments have a direct impact on a fleet’s violation rate, since routine maintenance can prevent many of the defects found at roadside.
Deep Trouble: Repairing trucks and trailers after a flood
TORONTO, Ont. -- Water isn't kind to electronics or brakes or air systems or engines. The last thing short of a fire you could want to happen to your truck is to have it submerged in flood. Actually, a fire might be preferable -- the damage is obvious, and you'll get less argument from the insurance company about replacing it.
Bendix adds lines, jobs to Indiana facility
HUNTINGTON, IN - Bendix Commercial Vehicle systems is growing, announcing today that it will expand its Indiana manufacturing plant. The brake company is adding to its manufacturing capabilities and capacity with a USD $3.8 million capital investment in equipment to launch two new production lines. The lines, for making a portion of the company's vibration damper products, will be installed in existing space at the company's module center.
Bendix upgrading brakes and electronics
ATLANTA, GA - "Push them in, the wheels spin." It's one of the first things that many driver trainees memorize when learning how to use the yellow tractor protection control valve and red trailer supply valve. Now Bendix is preparing to release a new generation of the controls among a series of new product releases coming in 2018.
Hurricane clean-up will include brake systems
ELYRIA, OH - The rain has stopped in many areas and the sun is out, but the clean-up is just beginning. For those drivers and fleets with trucks that took on water during recent Category 4 and 5 hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it's important that clean-up includes taking steps to ensure brake components are checked and cleaned or replaced.
Bendix reports production increases in June and July
ELYRIA, OH - Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems reports increased demand at three of its commercial facilities. Last week the company, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, which develops and supplies active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America, reported production milestones across all three of its facilities due to increasing orders.