Bendix Developing 'Rollaway' Parking Interlocks for Buses

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced plans at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta to introduce a feature that automatically prevents vehicle rollaway in the event of a failure to properly set parking brakes.

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Alberta's Best School Bus Technician Headed to NAPT

Marty MacGregor won the 2nd Annual Alberta School Bus Technician Competition and will represent the province this fall at the America’s Best School Bus Inspector & Technician skills competition and training during the NAPT Summit in Columbus, Ohio.

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19 Training Sessions Lined Up for Bendix In-Person Brake School in 2017

ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix will offer 19 in-person Bendix® Brake Training School sessions from spring through fall 2017. Offered by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, this year’s training school opens Tuesday, March 21, in Owosso, Michigan. Classes are scheduled into November, with sessions in 14 U.S. states. Registration is open for the complete schedule, shown on the last page of this news release.

Bendix Tech Tips: Advanced Safety Systems and Air Disc Brakes

ELYRIA, Ohio – Advanced safety systems such as full-stability and collision mitigation technology occupy a growing part of the commercial vehicle landscape: Fleets are adopting them in greater numbers, and electronic stability control (ESC) systems will be required on most new Class 7 and 8 commercial vehicles under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rules taking effect next year. Air disc brake usage continues to increase as well, with fleets often pairing them with advanced safety systems for optimal performance.

Federal Proposal for Connected Vehicles Signals School Bus ‘Sea Change’

It will take a while to see realistic, fully-functional, driverless yellow buses on America’s road, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed rule to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for light-duty vehicles is a step towards that goal, industry insiders told School Transportation News.

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