ELYRIA, Ohio — They come from all corners of the trucking industry. Drivers, technicians, distributors, fleet personnel, owner-operators, and others, turn to brake-school.com—the online training portal from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC.—for the most current and in-depth technical training that’s available. Recently completing its sixth year, the Bendix On-Line Brake School has surpassed 80,000 registered users, serving them through 24/7/365 access to topics in demand.
“Access to information and opportunities to keep skills sharp is vitally important, especially with the rapid pace of change when it comes to commercial vehicle technology. That’s why our goal has never wavered since we opened access to brake-school.com in March of 2013—namely, to deliver easily understandable, readily available, no-cost training from our team of experts,” said Barbara Gould, Bendix director of corporate communications. “We’re very proud that the Bendix brake-school.com portal has been so widely used by so many across our industry. We look forward to serving as a valuable resource for many years to come.”
Through brake-school.com, students can access a curriculum that covers the full spectrum of braking and active vehicle safety system product topics. Subjects range from overall education on product features and operation, to troubleshooting, diagnostics, and maintenance best practices. The portal includes courses on:
- Air disc brakes
- Air dryers
- Electronic safety systems (including side object detection, diagnostics, lane departure warning, tire pressure monitoring, stability and collision mitigation)
- Foundation drum brakes
- Slack adjusters
- Trailer safety systems
Additional courses cover highway safety; Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA); and Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD). The Bendix On-Line Brake School also features a complete air brake training course that complements its in-person Bendix Brake Training School. The online air brake training course, or attendance at one of the Bendix three-day in-person Brake School classes, is highly recommended for those planning to attend the new Bendix Advanced Technology Training program, due to the quantity and complexity of products covered.
The commercial vehicle industry’s most cutting-edge technologies rely on the proper upkeep of lower-level systems—like tires, brake friction and valves—and brake-school.com covers the entire landscape, with content updated regularly.
Developing Programs That Help Make a Difference
Bendix also develops customized training channels through its On-Line Brake School, offering specialized programs for organizations spanning all segments of the commercial vehicle industry.
“We’ve thoughtfully grown our online portal to ensure the content is an ideal tool to integrate into customer and fleet training programs. With over 70 current courses and more on the way each month, we aim to explore complex systems in-depth, via a site that’s easy to navigate,” Gould said. “We also regularly craft customized educational plans for industry organizations and fleets of all sizes, working closely with them to meet their specific technical needs.”
Because every organization has varied training goals and tracking systems, Bendix makes it possible for companies to monitor the participation and progress of registered employees and technicians.
Brake-school.com students represent more than two dozen countries, and the site’s 24/7/365 availability enables participants to study on their own schedules. Registered users of the password-protected site are presented with a broad range of opportunities, including interactive presentation modules and videos. Learning progress is measured through knowledge checks following each course.
One Part of a Broader Approach
As the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety, air management, and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, Bendix has long recognized the role that up-to-date, relevant training plays in highway safety. The company’s history as a leader in providing a broad menu of technical know-how dates back more than a half-century. Its in-person Brake Training School is among the industry’s longest-running educational programs. Today the company offers a host of 24/7/365 post-sales support options, including webinars, podcasts, blogs, video tech talks and much more.
At the heart of Bendix’s training education programs are its field-tested sales and service professionals, along with its veteran field technical support team, and the Bendix Tech Team at 800-AIR-BRAKE. That expert technical support group provides service advice, brake system troubleshooting and product training. Bendix also provides technical materials—including archives of the Bendix Tech Tips series—through the Bendix Knowledge Dock multimedia center, at knowledge-dock.com.
About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix brand name. These are for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. As an industry pioneer, Bendix employs more than 3,200 people. Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance and overall operating cost. Contact us at 800-AIR-BRAKE (800-247-2725) or visit bendix.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos and other resources at knowledge-dock.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at brake-school.com.