January 23, 2013
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Wednesday announced the 2013 schedule for Bendix Brake Training School.
Bendix will open sessions March 5, in Ontario, Canada and will offer classes into November. A total of 26 sessions in 15 U.S. States and Ontario are planned.
Bendix will again conduct the training school on-site at attendee facilities.
Bendix says it trained more than 10,000 technicians through the program in 2012 – the largest class to date. Class participants recorded more than 42,348 training hours, learning from ASE-certified Bendix Service, Warranty, and Training (SWAT) team experts. Together, the team members represent more than 195 years of experience.
Bendix says its three-day 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. As the only authorized training in Bendix products and services, the program also offers in-depth coverage of safety solutions 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 Collision Mitigation Technology.
The Brake Training School’s intensive curriculum delves into operational system aspects – such as the fundamentals of compressed air and tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting – while also addressing 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).
The Bendix Brake Training School is one of a growing number of educational options Bendix makes available to vehicle owners and technicians. Additional online options are slated to launch in early 2013.