Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will hold in-depth technical training sessions in Nevada and Ohio in October.
The 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).
The Advanced Technology Training class 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. Systems addressed in the course include:
- Active Steering by Bendix
- Antilock Braking Systems (ABS)
- AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System from Bendix CVS
- Bendix ACom diagnostic software
- Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability technology
- Bendix Wingman Advanced and Bendix Wingman Fusion
- SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS
- SmarTire and SmarTire Trailer-Link TPMS by Bendix CVS
[Due to the quantity and complexity of the products covered, Bendix 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.]
All registrants may elect to take part in a written test administered at the close of each class. Bendix will grade the exam, and registrants earning a passing grade will receive a Tested and Passed Certificate. Those who take the exam and don’t pass will receive a Certificate of Completion, as will registrants who elect not to participate in the optional testing. In-person Bendix training and the optional test are not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and this does not take the place of any instruction or certification exam administered by the DOT.
All in-person training adheres to the latest safety, health and sanitization protection protocols, as applicable, including social distancing and other safety guidelines. All federal, state, local and Bendix-specific restrictions apply.
Air Brake Training
Oct. 11-13: Sparks, Nevada – Bendix CVS Distribution Center, 1095 Spice Island Drive, Suite 101 Sparks, NV 89431
Oct: 25-27: Avon, Ohio – Bendix HQ, 3550 Chester Road, Avon, OH 44011
Advanced Technology Training
Oct. 4-5: Avon, Ohio – Bendix HQ, 3550 Chester Road, Avon, OH 44011
Class size for the 2022 in-person Bendix training courses is limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. For a full listing of locations and dates, visit bendix.com or foundationbrakes.com.
The cost for the training class, per attendee, is $450 for Air Brake Training, $400 for Advanced Technology Training, and $300 for virtual classes.