Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake announce the 2013 schedule for its Brake Training School. This year’s school opens March 5 in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The schedule offers classes into November, with 26 sessions in 15 US states and Ontario.
The company will also conduct the training school on-site at attendee facilities, an option it has offered since 2010.
The three-day Bendix Brake Training School curriculum takes a comprehensive approach to teaching maintenance professionals the description, operation, and service of the entire range of foundation and air brake system components. This program also offers in-depth coverage of safety systems such as Bendix brand air disc brakes, antilock braking systems (ABS), SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS, stability technologies like Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system, and Bendix Wingman Advanced—A Collision Mitigation Technology.
The Brake Training School’s curriculum details operational system aspects such as the fundamentals of compressed air and tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting. It also addresses foundation brake and air brake system components, including air compressors, valves, slack adjusters, brake chambers, shoes, and drums.
Additionally, the program covers the commercial vehicle regulatory landscape, including federal Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) regulations, the second phase of which takes effect in August 2013; and the current era of Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA).
Class size 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).