ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix will offer 19 in-person Bendix® Brake Training School sessions from spring through fall 2017. Offered by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, this year’s training school opens Tuesday, March 21, in Owosso, Michigan. Classes are scheduled into November, with sessions in 14 U.S. states. Registration is open for the complete schedule, shown on the last page of this news release.
Bendix, the North American leader in commercial vehicle active safety and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, has provided technician education and support for more than a half century, and its training programs are among the longest-running in the industry. The Brake Training School is designed for both new and experienced technicians.
“Among our core missions at Bendix is supporting professional technicians, who have the important responsibility of keeping commercial vehicles in good working condition and operating safely,” said Scott Burkhart, vice president – sales, marketing, and business development at Bendix. “Technologies today evolve continuously, and the trucking industry depends on technicians at all levels working with the most up-to-date operational and service knowledge. The Bendix program offers the kind of in-depth and hands-on training that technicians need to stay on the leading edge these technologies.”
The veteran Bendix Service Engineering Team, which conducts the training, represents more than a century of collective years of comprehensive, practical commercial vehicle service and troubleshooting experience. Previously known as the Bendix Service, Warranty, and Training (SWAT) team, the Service Engineering Team members are experts on air and foundation brake systems.
During Bendix® Brake Training School’s three-day sessions, maintenance professionals learn the description, operation, and service of the entire range of foundation and air brake system components.
The comprehensive curriculum provides the only authorized training in Bendix products and services, including:
- Bendix brand air disc brakes
- Antilock braking systems (ABS)
- SmarTire® Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS
- SmarTire® Trailer-Link™ TPMS by Bendix CVS trailer system
- AutoVue® Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System from Bendix CVS
- Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program full-stability system
- Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ – A Collision Mitigation Technology
- Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™
Classroom lectures address foundation brake and air brake system components, including air compressors, valves, slack adjusters, brake chambers, shoes, and drums. Other system aspects detailed in the intensive coursework include the fundamentals of compressed air, and tactics for air system failure diagnosis and troubleshooting. Visual aids, product cutaways, and operational demonstration boards enable up-close component study and hands-on learning. Bendix experts also discuss the commercial vehicle regulatory landscape, including federal Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) regulations. The cost of enrollment per person is $350 USD.
In the commercial vehicle industry, Bendix’s dedication to safety technology support and technician education is long-standing and well-recognized: Nearly 275,000 people have completed Bendix training to date, and nearly 400,000 student training hours have been logged during the past decade alone. Also, Bendix partners with HDA Truck Pride each year to present the HDATP Truck Service Experts award for exceptional training performance.
Bendix continues to expand its educational opportunities for vehicle owner-operators and technicians as part of its mission to provide expert post-sales support. The Bendix On-Line Brake School at www.brake-school.comoffers an extensive, regularly updated curriculum covering all aspects of electronics and air brake maintenance. Since its launch in March 2013, the training portal has registered nearly 50,000 users from more than two dozen countries. Bendix added over a dozen new courses to the site in 2016, with more material on tap for regular release.
Bendix’s new multimedia center at safertrucks.com/knowledge-dock offers blog posts, podcasts, videos, and more on a range of trucking-related topics, including advanced safety technology development, driver assistance systems, and the commercial vehicle regulatory landscape.
Class size for the 2017 in-person Bendix® Brake Training School 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 at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE, option 3; or via fax (216-651-3261). For a full listing of locations and dates, see below or visit www.bendix.com or www.foundationbrakes.com.
Photo caption: Bendix will offer 19 in-person Bendix® Brake Training School sessions from spring through fall 2017, covering 14 U.S. states.
About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 3,000 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Contact us at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visitbendix.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at knowledge-dock.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at brake-school.com. And to learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit bendix.com/careers.
About Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC
Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC combines and expands the complementary wheel-end foundation brake technologies of two global leaders – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC. The joint venture, formed in July 2004, is a single, complete source for OEM brake system design, manufacturing, hardware, and support for all foundation brake components and actuation systems, as well as all-makes coverage of nearly 50,000 medium- and heavy-duty aftermarket parts. Contact us at 1-866-610-9709 or visit foundationbrakes.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at knowledge-dock.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at brake-school.com. And to learn more about career opportunities at Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, visit bendix.com/careers.
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