ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake will offer 19 in-person Bendix Brake Training School sessions from spring through fall in 2017.
Registration is open for the complete schedule of sessions, which start on March 21 in Owosso, Michigan, and cover 14 states before concluding in November. The Brake Training School is designed for both new and experienced technicians, including those that work on school buses, a company spokesperson said.
“Among our core missions at Bendix is supporting professional technicians, who have the important responsibility of keeping commercial vehicles in good working condition and operating safely,” said Scott Burkhart, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development at Bendix. “Technologies today evolve continuously, and the trucking industry depends on technicians at all levels working with the most up-to-date operational and service knowledge. The Bendix program offers the kind of in-depth and hands-on training that technicians need to stay on the leading edge of these technologies.”
During the Bendix Brake Training School’s three-day sessions, maintenance professionals learn the description, operation, and service of the entire range of foundation and air brake system components. The comprehensive curriculum provides the only authorized training in Bendix products and services, including Bendix brand air disc brakes, antilock braking systems (ABS), SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS, SmarTire Trailer-Link TPMS by Bendix CVS trailer system, AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System from Bendix CVS, Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system, and Bendix Wingman Advanced — a collision mitigation technology.
Classroom lectures address foundation brake and air brake system components, including air compressors, valves, slack adjusters, brake chambers, shoes, and drums. Other system aspects detailed in the intensive coursework include the fundamentals of compressed air, and tactics for air system failure diagnosis and troubleshooting. Visual aids, product cutaways, and operational demonstration boards enable up-close component study and hands-on learning. Bendix experts also discuss the commercial vehicle regulatory landscape, including federal reduced stopping distance regulations. The cost of enrollment per person is $350.
As part of its mission to provide expert post-sales support, Bendix continues to expand its educational opportunities for vehicle owner-operators and technicians. The Bendix On-Line Brake School at http://www.brake-school.com/public/ offers a regularly updated curriculum covering all aspects of electronics and air brake maintenance. Bendix added over a dozen new courses to the site in 2016, with more material planned for regular release.
Class size for the 2017 in-person Bendix Brake Training School is limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. For registration and a full list of locations and dates, go to www.bendix.com or www.foundationbrakes.com; or call 1-800-AIR-BRAKE, option 3; or fax (216) 651-3261.