ELYRIA, Ohio — Both new and experienced technicians can gain time-saving and cost-saving expertise from the 2009 edition of an all-inclusive Brake Training School provided by Bendix, the company has announced.
The comprehensive Bendix Brake Training School curriculum, conducted by veteran 100% ASE-certified Bendix Service, Warranty, and Training (SWAT) team experts, teaches maintenance professionals the description, operation, and service elements for the total range of components found within foundation and air brake systems, states the company.
Bendix began offering training schools more than 50 years ago. To date, more than 250,000 people have successfully completed the training program, a school which Bendix says has continued to benefit from a constant stream of referrals from past attendees.
“Bendix Brake Training School will help technicians maintain and improve their knowledge about braking systems, allowing fleets and owner-operators to decrease downtime and service costs,” said John Reid, Bendix SWAT team manager.
“Bendix Brake School attendees represent a cross section of product and service personnel from fleets and other organizations. Bendix offers the course to keep them apprised of the latest technical information regarding the operation and service of air brake and foundation brake systems. Bendix Brake Training School is an important element to help keep trucks in good working order, and ultimately, help ensure highway safety for drivers and others on the roadway.”
The training program offers detailed classroom lectures and operational demonstrations. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of compressed air; tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting; and air brake system and foundation brake components including air compressors, valves, foundation drum brakes and air disc brakes, slack adjusters, brake chambers, shoes, and drums.
Additional topics covered are antilock braking systems (ABS) and stability technologies such as the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program. Participants receive a comprehensive workbook, enabling them to take their lessons home with them.
The course will be offered in nearly 20 cities across the US and Canada, starting Monday, April 6 in Elyria, Ohio. In Canada the course will be offered in:
Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to Thursday, April 30th at 5 p.m. (Class code: 22-09);
Cambridge, Ont. on Tuesday, March 31st from 8 a.m. to Thursday, April 2nd at 5 p.m. (Class code: 23-09);
Anjou, Que. on Tuesday, November 17th 8 a.m. to Thursday, November 19th at 5 p.m. (Class Code: 24-09).
Class size is limited, and enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Registration may be completed online at www.bendix.com or www.foundationbrakes.com, by phone 800-AIR-BRAKE, or via fax (216-651-3261).
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