Government, Equipment, Safety

CVSA to Conduct Brake Safety Week Sept. 16-22

Brake inspection TT file photo

Commercial vehicle inspectors will be out in force beginning Sept. 16 to conduct brake system inspections on large trucks and buses throughout the United States and Canada.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Jacobs Launches Less Complex Engine Brake

Jacobs Vehicle Systems announced its 1.5 Stroke HPD, a new variation of the innovative high power density engine brake that the company introduced on a demonstration truck in 2016.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Symposium Emphasizes Advances in Brake Technology

Foot on brake pedal TT file photo

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The trouble with brakes is that so many things can go wrong. That was one of the takeaways from the first day of a two-day Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance brake symposium aiming to educate motor carriers, commercial vehicle inspectors and technicians on the latest advances and challenges in keeping brakes in good working order.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Blue Tree Systems Adds ‘Anticipation’ Feature

Telematics provider Blue Tree Systems released a feature that analyzes drivers’ braking habits on Brake Safety Day, an event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Transport Topics
September 11, 2017
Equipment, Safety, TCA

Long Downhill Grades Require Engine Braking, Experts Say

runaway truck ramp Arizona Department of Transportation

Tractor trailer drivers who crest a hill shouldn’t rely solely on brakes to slow them on the way down. Trucking experts say doing so can result in brake failure and preventable accidents, which they say are often caused by young and inexperienced drivers.

Eddie Burkhalter | The Anniston (Ala.) Star
July 13, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

SAF-Holland Launches New Air Disc Brakes


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — SAF-Holland introduced new air disc brakes for trailers geared to commercial fleets in North America, with the base model at “a significantly lower price point than previous generation air disc brake systems.”

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
June 14, 2016