2010 Bendix Brake Traning School begins in February

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems says both new and experienced technicians can gain timesaving and cost-saving expertise from the 2010 all-inclusive Brake Training School, which includes detailed classroom lectures and operational demonstrations.

The comprehensive Bendix Brake Training School curriculum – conducted by ASE-certified Bendix Service, Warranty and Training (SWAT) team experts – teaches maintenance professionals the description, operation and service elements for the total range of components found within foundation and air brake systems. Additional topics include antilock braking systems (ABS) and stability technologies, such as Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program.

The 2010 Bendix Brake Training School schedule – marking more than 55 years of operation – will kick off on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in South Plainfield, N.J. The school is part of the comprehensive curriculum delivered both in person and via a growing number of interactive channels.

“Bendix Brake Training School enables technicians to maintain and improve their knowledge about braking systems, allowing fleets and owner-operators to reduce downtime and service costs,” says John Reid, Bendix SWAT team manager. “Bendix offers the course to keep attendees apprised of the latest technical information regarding the operation and service of air brake and foundation brake systems. Bendix Brake Training School provides the foundation of knowledge to help keep commercial vehicles on the road in good working condition, while ensuring highway safety for drivers and others on the roadway.”

Participants will learn from a curriculum that includes the fundamentals of compressed air; tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting; and air brake system and foundation brake components, including air compressors, valves, foundation drum brakes and air disc brakes, slack adjusters, brake chambers, shoes and drums.

Courses will be offered in nearly 20 cities across the United States and Canada. For a full listing of locations and dates, go to www.bendix.com. 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 (800-AIR-BRAKE, option 3) or via fax (216-651-3261).