brakes

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

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

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

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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Under CSA, you don't want to take any chances about whether your equipment will pass inspection. This story rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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Do the right thing

The “you drive your truck, I'll drive mine” attitude isn't helping anyone.

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STEMCO’s new website live

In addition, the supplier launched a new page for the company on LinkedIn for industry news and communication with end users.

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Put the brakes on inspection

"We had our first Landstar 90-120-day inspection this week. It just so happened to fall right before the big Safety Push 2014, and although it ended up being expensive, I'm really glad it happened when and where it did."

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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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Why unintended acceleration isn’t a heavy-duty issue

Frenchman Frank Lecerf 's Renault auto recently led him on a 125-mph tour of the French coastline when its throttle/brake controls malfunctioned -- have you ever had an unintended-acceleration problem?

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Treadle valve corrosion a growing problem?

Adjustment isn't the only brake problem going -- observer and longtime former driver Allan Powell suggests treadle valve corrosion is a growing issue.

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