On Tuesday Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB) announced they will hold hands-on, in-depth technical training sessions in Arizona, Ohio, California, New Jersey and Utah in April.
Bendix says its Air Brake Training class covers the description, operation, and service elements for the total range of components found within dual air brake systems. Topics include fundamentals of compressed air, tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting, and air brake system and foundation brake components (air compressors, valves, foundation drum brakes, and air disc brakes).
Additionally, the company says its Advanced Technology Training class – new for 2019 – picks up where the Air Brake Training course ends, covering the operation and troubleshooting of higher-level driver assistance and safety systems, as well as diagnostic software. In addition, the session includes in-depth, hands-on maintenance for Bendix air disc brakes and electrical diagnostics.
Regarding the latter course, Bendix states due to the quantity and complexity of the products covered that it highly recommends that each student complete the Bendix Air Brake Training (three-day) class, or at minimum the online brake school at brake-school.com, before taking the Advanced Technology Training class. Both classes include classroom lectures and practical hands-on exercises, plus visual aids to demonstrate the components and related systems. Most locations feature operational demonstration boards, the company says.
The company’s March training schedule is as follows:
Air Brake Training
- April 2-4: Avondale, Ariz. – Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
- April 9-11: Elyria, Ohio – Bendix CVS headquarters
- April 16-18: Long Beach, Calif. – Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
- April 16-18: South Plainfield, N.J. – Lincoln Tech
- April 30-May 2: Salt Lake City, Utah – Salt Lake Community College
Advanced Technology Training
- April 30-May 2: Elyria, Ohio – Bendix CVS headquarters
The company says class size for the 2019 in-person Bendix training courses is limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost for the training class, per attendee, is $400 (U.S.) for the Air Brake Training and $350 (U.S.) for the Advanced Technology Training.