air disc brakes

Business, Equipment, Safety

Meritor, DTNA Extend Air Disc Brake Deal

Meritor EX+ LS air disc brake A Meritor EX+ LS air disc brake at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Meritor Inc. and Daimler Trucks North America announced that Meritor EX+ LS air disc brakes will be standard on all wheel positions on Freightliner Cascadia truck models through 2025.

November 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Expands Kentucky Plant

Bendix air disc brake The Bendix ADB22X-LT Trailer Air Disc Brake on display at the 2016 TMC in Nashville, Tenn. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake broke ground on a 130,000-square-foot expansion of its wheel-end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., according to a company news release Sept. 5.

September 6, 2019
Business, Equipment

Bendix Marks Brake Milestone in North America

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake has passed the 3 million unit mark in North America, citing its advantages in performance, uptime and return-on-investment compared with drum brakes.

July 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Discs or Drums?

Bendix collision mitigation Bendix offers collision mitigation braking. (Bendix)

Not all fleets are convinced of the benefits of air disc brakes. But suppliers maintain there is a growing acceptance of them for heavy-duty trucks, driven by an increase in the deployment of active safety technology, such as collision mitigation and avoidance systems.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
May 11, 2018
Business, Equipment

Stemco Acquires Commercial Vehicle Components Co.

Stemco's Lunar (left) and Lunar HP models Stemco's Lunar (left) and Lunar HP models via YouTube

Stemco announced the purchase of Commercial Vehicle Components Co., a manufacturer of air disc brake and medium-duty hydraulic disc brake pads.

November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Air Disc Brakes for Trailers Slowly Gaining Momentum in Market

Wabco Maxx22T air disc brake Wabco Maxx22T air disc brake by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

Adoption of air disc brakes for trailers is slowly trending upward as some fleets look beyond the tractor to improve stopping power and enhance safety, industry experts said.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
October 30, 2017