Equipment, Safety

Inspectors Park More Than 5,600 CMVs During Brake Safety Week

CVSA Brake Safety Week image Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance via Twitter

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted 35,764 inspections during Brake Safety Week, placing 12% of the vehicles inspected out of service due to critical brake-related conditions.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

TSE Brakes Launches TSE-Sense Smart Air Brake Actuator

Patrick McNamara "Basically, we understood that customers don’t want three or four different types of telematics, they want one,” says TSE Brakes' Patrick McNamara. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Brake actuator and adjuster manufacturer TSE Brakes Inc., announced on Sept. 12 the launch of its TSE-Sense smart air brake actuator during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Jacobs Begins U.S. Production of Fulcrum Bridge Product

Jacobs Vehicle Systems' Fulcrum Bridge Jacobs’ first Fulcrum Bridge product includes a high-performance compression release engine brake. (Jacobs Vehicle Systems)

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of engine retarding and valve actuation systems for the commercial vehicle industry, announced it started U.S. production of its Fulcrum Bridge product.

September 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

US to Seek Automated Braking Requirement for Heavy Trucks

Auto regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic braking systems on heavy trucks. Auto regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic braking systems on heavy trucks. (grandriver/Getty Images)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced plans “over the next year and beyond” to issue a new proposal that would set standards and require heavy trucks to be equipped with automatic emergency braking systems.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2021
Business, Equipment

New Colors for CentriFuse Brake Drums

Motor Wheel, the manufacturer of CentriFuse brake drums and Crewson brake adjusters, announced the re-colorization of its CentriFuse brake drums to differentiate the products from what the company called imitations and off-shore clones.

June 11, 2021

Planned maintenance yields efficient, productive and safe operations

Michelin Whitepaper

Neglecting basic maintenance for fleet trucks to decrease downtime has seriously negative consequences, especially when braking systems are the components being neglected. It’s time to address maintenance proactively to maximize productivity and increase safety. 

April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Beats Detroit Rivals by Almost Two Years on Brake Safety

Tesla logo on wheel hub Tesla logo on the wheel hub of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Tesla is the lone U.S. automaker to meet a commitment to equip all its models with automatic emergency braking almost two years ahead of schedule.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

DTNA Recalls Trucks Over Brake Light Issue

Freightliner Cascadia A Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia at a 2018 industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America announced it is recalling certain 2017-2021 Class 8 Cascadia P4 vehicles due to possible brake light issues.

October 5, 2020
Business, Equipment

Jacobs to Supply Engine Brake to Hino in China

Jacobs Vehicle Systems Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Jacobs Vehicle Systems announced it will supply its compression release engine brake in China to Hino Motors Co. for its new 10.5-liter U11C diesel engine.

August 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Brake Suppliers Invest in Sensing Technology

Technician installs brake pads A technician installs brake pads on a disc brake setup. (Bendix)

Integrating braking systems with sensors and telematics can enable more timely maintenance, reduce unplanned downtime and optimize component life while supporting “brake health.”

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
August 3, 2020