brakes

Brake Safety Week intensifies this year to a single-day blitz

Brake Safety Week intensifies this year to a single-day blitz

Save the date: Sept. 7 is Brake Safety Day this year. The International Roadcheck enforcement blitz is on its way in just more than a month, June 6-8. And later in the year, the activities around Operation Safe Driver Oct. 15-21 will target unsafe behaviors, including those of automobile drivers navigating around commercial vehicles.

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Cutting through the ‘autonomous’ hype with Bendix’s Fred Andersky

Listen in on Andersky's "Drivers and the Automated Future" tech talk at the Bendix booth at the Mid-American Trucking Show two weeks back -- likewise a talk on PM procedures for slack adjusters.

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North Carolina enforcement: Where officer discretion can help

Professionalism at roadside can go a long way in influencing enforcement actions in North Carolina. The highway patrol there isn't, by and large, "looking to jam up guys who are decent,” operators note. More in this CSA's Data Trail profile of the state, by the numbers.

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Nationwide brake inspection blitz running this week

Nationwide brake inspection blitz running this week

All of next week, inspectors will ramp up enforcement across North America to target brake violations.

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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Staying ahead of the inspectors

Don't take any chances on your equipment passing inspection. This story, newly updated, rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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Tips for brake maintenance to lower costs, reduce violations

Tips for brake maintenance to lower costs, reduce violations

It’s no surprise that violations for brakes are among the most cited, given their constant wear and critical safety role. While that’s enough reason to keep them in shape, another big motivator is cost.

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New vid series on tire, brake maintenance

New vid series on tire, brake maintenance

Accuride's series of how-to videos assist owners and techs in properly installing and servicing Accuride’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums and Automatic Slack Adjusters.

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Performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) and liquid freight

Performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) and liquid freight

If you haul liquid bulk, whether in a tanker or in totes, the difficulty of obtaining accurate weights at each wheel end with a PBBT during inspection often produces errors in readings.

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No breaks for brakes: Virginia State Police lead the nation in brake violation focus

No breaks for brakes: Virginia State Police lead the nation in brake violation focus

The latest in Overdrive's CSA's Data Trail series: A no-frills approach to inspections also puts this state near the top for maintenance violations overall.

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Conflicting accounts of bigger big rigs

Conflicting accounts of bigger big rigs

When safety is at stake, there’s no need to take needless risks in the name of uncertain efficiency.

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