Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced Monday it will host nearly two dozen multi-day technical training classes across the U.S. from February to December.
“Commercial vehicles don’t take care of themselves, and advancing truck technologies create a need for ongoing technician training,” says Fred Andersky, Bendix director – demos, service and sales training. “Keeping trucks on the road, rolling safely and efficiently, means knowing how to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair key vehicle braking components. From the basic air brake system, air disc brakes, and ABS (antilock braking systems) to stability control, collision mitigation, and other advanced safety technologies, Bendix continues to make technical education about braking and safety systems easily available to commercial vehicle technicians across the industry.”
Andersky adds “One of the unique aspects of our in-person training schools is the air boards used for instruction. The Bendix air system boards, in particular, feature a working Bendix Wingman Fusion system to help students receive a robust overview of the company’s collision mitigation technology, along with other critical parts of the Bendix air braking system.”
Bendix says its in-person opportunities on the 2023 calendar cover 11 states. They include 15 sessions of Bendix’s three-day Air Brake Training class beginning February 21-23 at company headquarters in Avon, Ohio. There will also be four in-person offerings of Bendix’s two-day Advanced Technology Training program: Two in Avon and two in Sparks, Nevada.
Bendix also has expanded its virtual training schedule to offer four sessions, with two scheduled on Eastern Time and two on Mountain Time for the convenience of attendees in western North America.
Tailored to both new and experienced technicians, Bendix’s three-day Air Brake Training class covers the description, operation, and service elements for the total range of components found within dual air brake systems. Instruction will address the fundamentals of compressed air; tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting; and components such as air compressors, valves, foundation drum brakes, air disc brakes, and steering.
Bendix recommends that each participant complete the online air brake training at the company’s brake-school.com site before taking the in-person Air Brake Training class.
The company says registration is open for the complete schedule of both courses. A member of the Master-level ASE-certified Bendix Tech Training Team conducts every class. Bendix also notes all in-person training adheres to the latest safety, health, and sanitization protection protocols, as applicable, along with other general safety guidelines.
Bendix also strongly advises each student complete either the three-day Air Brake Training course or, at a minimum, the online air brake training at the company's website before taking the Advanced Technology Training class.
Per-person enrollment costs are $475 for Air Brake Training, $425 USD for Advanced Technology Training, and $375 USD for the virtual class. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and class size is limited. Registration may be completed online at www.bendix.com; by phone at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725), option 3; by email at BendixTrainingSchool@hkm.dcgcentral.com; or via fax (216-651-3261).