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Bendix Announces 2020 In-Person Technical Training Sessions

ELYRIA, Ohio — Building on decades of industry training experience, Bendix (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC. and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, LLC.) announced on Feb. 20 that they have expanded their long-running in-person training programs for 2020.

They will offer more than 40 opportunities for fleet technicians, owner-operators, and others, to enhance the skills that are necessary for keeping vehicles on the road and in safe operating condition.

Thirty sessions of Bendix’s three-day Air Brake Training Class—which has been long-recognized as setting the industry training standard—are on the 2020 calendar, beginning March 3 in Fresno, California.

Bendix will hold its two-day Advanced Technology Training Program—which was introduced in 2019—11 times, with six sessions at Bendix headquarters in Elyria, and five at the company’s Sparks, Nevada, location. Registration is open for the complete schedule of both courses.

“To address the increasing demand for service training, we’re offering more sessions of both courses than last year, and we’re visiting 25 locations in 19 states,” said Lance Hansen, Bendix VP of aftermarket sales, fleet, service and operations. “And every class is conducted by a member of the ASE-certified veteran Bendix Service Engineering Team, to help equip teams across the industry with the technical knowledge they need in today’s demanding and rapidly changing commercial vehicle landscape.”

Hansen continued, “We know that fleets not only face continued pressure to maintain overall safety, performance, and uptime as they strive to lower their total cost of ownership, they also battle our industry’s continued shortage of qualified, highly-skilled technicians. Our in-person training program—part of our larger post-sales support commitment—is just one way we can help them in that effort.”

Studies in Safety

In-depth technical training has never mattered more to fleets, drivers, and technicians across North America, as fleets seek to maximize uptime, while commercial vehicle system safety components continually evolve and advance.

Bendix’s Air Brake Training course is aimed at both new and experienced technicians. The training covers the description, operation, and service elements for the total range of components that are found within dual air brake systems.

Classroom topics include the fundamentals of compressed air; tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting; and components, such as air compressors, valves, foundation drum brakes and air disc brakes.

Bendix recommends that students complete the Air Brake Training Course before taking the Advanced Technology Training, which covers the operation and troubleshooting of higher-level driver assistance and safety systems, as well as diagnostic software.

The sessions are considered to be a must for advanced technicians, as more fleets and drivers adopt complex technologies like collision mitigation systems.

The Advanced Technology Training sessions will address:

  • AutoVue Lane Departure Warning System from Bendix CVS
  • Bendix ACom PRO diagnostic software
  • Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program
  • Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology
  • Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance systems
  • SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS
  • SmarTire and SmarTire Trailer-Link TPMS by Bendix CVS

The Advanced Technology Training includes hands-on, in-depth maintenance instruction for Bendix air disc brakes and electrical diagnostics. “It’s a lot of ground to cover,” Hansen said.

“So, because of the quantity and complexity of the products involved, we really advise each student to complete either the three-day Air Brake Training course, or the System Training-Air Brake Training module at www.brake-school.com before taking the Advanced Technology class.”

Per-person enrollment costs are $400 for Air Brake Training and $350 for Advanced Technology Training. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and class size is limited.

Registration may be completed online at www.bendix.com or www.foundationbrakes.com; by phone at 800-AIR-BRAKE, option 3; by email at BendixTrainingSchool@hkm.dcgcentral.com; or via fax (216-651-3261). See the full listing of dates and locations at www.bendix.com or www.foundationbrakes.com.

Online Knowledge Base

Since 2013, the Bendix On-Line Brake School has been available as an ever-expanding 24/7/365 training resource—and at www.brake-school.com, which now counts nearly 90,000 registered users. Students can access a curriculum that covers the full spectrum of braking and active vehicle safety system product topics. These range from overall education on product features and operation, to troubleshooting, diagnostics and maintenance best practices.

Through the website, Bendix also develops customized training channels, offering specialized programs for organizations spanning all segments of the commercial vehicle industry.

At www.knowledge-dock.com, Bendix provides an archive of post-sales product support and insight, including Bendix Tech Tips, podcasts and blogs. Additionally, the company’s YouTube channel includes a library of Bendix Tech Talks and other resources.

“Shaping tomorrow’s transportation together doesn’t happen just on the roads,” Hansen said. “At every turn, Bendix recognizes the increasing importance of wide-ranging technician training and education, and its role in creating safer highways for everyone.”

Through its industry technical leadership, an ever-growing portfolio of technology developments, and unparalleled post-sales support, Bendix delivers on safety, vehicle performance, and efficiency. These are areas that are critical to the success of fleets and owner-operators.

Bendix strives to lower the total cost of vehicle ownership, helping strengthen return on investment in safety-enhancing equipment and technology.

About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, which is a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, air brake charging, control systems and components under the Bendix brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. As an industry pioneer employing more than 3,200 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance and overall operating cost.

Contact Bendix at 800-AIR-BRAKE (800-247-2725) or visit www.bendix.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at www.knowledge-dock.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at www.brake-school.com.

About Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, LLC.

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, LLC. combines and expands the complementary wheel-end foundation brake technologies of two global leaders—Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC. and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC. The joint venture, formed in July 2004, is a single, complete source for OEM brake system design, manufacturing, hardware, and support for all foundation brake components and actuation systems—as well as all-makes coverage of nearly 50,000 medium- and heavy-duty aftermarket parts.

Contact us at 866-610-9709 or visit www.foundationbrakes.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos and other resources at www.knowledge-dock.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at www.brake-school.com.

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