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DOT to consider requiring auto-braking systems

A Department of Transportation agency this week said it has begun work to determine whether it will pursue a federal rule to require new trucks to be equipped with crash avoidance systems that automatically break without driver input.

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Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

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Walmart driver No. 1 in truck-driving championships

Gary Harms, a Walmart Transportation professional truck driver based in Olathe, Kan., was named the 2013 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion. Gary's driving skills and knowledge of transportation and truck safety information topped those of 422 other professional drivers from all across the United States in the National Truck Driving Championships, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, this weekend. The 76th annual "Super Bowl of Safety" was sponsored by the American Trucking Associations. Harms has logged 30 years as ...

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Monday roundup: Big wheels roll, fast-pitch advocacy

A new trucking tune from driver/songwriter Paul Hutchins, and Women in Trucking founder Ellen Voie is playing the trucking advocacy game back in a mainstream sports venue, the Cleveland Indians' stadium.

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Bendix stability systems now standard on Peterbilt models

The Bendix Electronic Stability Program full-stability system with automatic traction control is now standard on the majority of Peterbilt’s Class 8 trucks and tractors, including the new 579, Bendix has announced. Bendix Wingman Advanced, a collision mitigation technology is also now available as an option on Models 579, 587, 386, 384, 382, 389, 367 and 365. The system includes automatic traction control and enhances vehicle stability by reducing engine throttle and applying vehicle braking. In contrast ...

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Bendix plans SmarTire monitor trailer kit

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems plans to release SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems for trailers in the third quarter as an aftermarket retrofit kit. A typical kit would consist of eight wheel sensors, harnessing and a wireless receiver. The company also intends to make SmarTire TPMS available to original equipment trailer manufacturers. SmarTire TPMS monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on a trailer to provide real-time tire status information and warns the driver of tire-related problems. ...

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Bendix web-based service integrates safety systems

A Bendix web portal for fleet operators connects to three of the company’s most powerful onboard safety technologies.

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Bendix part recall delays new truck shipments

Paccar, Navistar and Volvo have deferred shipments of Class 8 vehicles equipped with the faulty part.

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Navistar: Part defect leads to production halt

Company says it stopped Class 8 truck production in mid-December until the problem can be remedied. Paccar and Volvo trucks also are affected.

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Bendix shows collision mitigation system

Bendix Wingman Advanced is a collision mitigation technology that expands on the Bendix Electronic Stability Program.

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