For more information, contact:
Barbara Gould or Ken Kesegich
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC Marcus Thomas LLC
(440) 329-9609 (888) 482-4455
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WITH 50,000 USERS, BENDIX ON-LINE BRAKE SCHOOL CONTINUES TO EXPAND
COMPANY’S SUPPORT OF INDUSTRY TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Courses Covering Leading-Edge Safety Systems
Strengthen Knowledge Base as Industry Adoption Increases
ELYRIA, Ohio – March 22, 2017 – If the Bendix On-Line Brake School needed an
actual lecture hall for all its students, you wouldn’t want to be seated in the back: There are now
more than 50,000 registered users of Bendix’s training portal at brake-school.com, sharpening
their skills and increasing their knowledge of the technologies that help make trucking safer.
Since its launch four years ago, the Bendix On-Line Brake School has drawn drivers,
technicians, distributors, fleet personnel, owner-operators, and many more industry participants
to its dozens of courses that offer up-to-date, in-depth technical training around the clock, every
day of the year. To date, users have collectively completed more than 640,000 courses.
“The reasons people and companies take advantage of brake-school.com are as varied
as the material presented on the site,” said Barbara Gould, Bendix director of corporate
communications. “For some, it’s the 24/7/365 availability that enables them to study on their
own schedule, wherever they may be – and our students represent more than two dozen
countries around the globe; for others, it’s the simplicity of use in accessing specific, targeted
materials from an industry leader in both technology and training.
“Systems and components change; regulations change; fleet and driver needs change,”
Gould continued. “Staying up-to-date through ongoing technical education is absolutely crucial
in the trucking industry’s constantly evolving landscape, and to keeping vehicles on the road
and operating safely.”
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, the North American leader in the
development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies
for commercial vehicles, offers more than 70 courses through the Bendix On-Line Brake School,
and continues to develop new content covering troubleshooting, diagnostics, and maintenance
best practices. The tools at brake-school.com can be readily integrated into customer training
programs, as the Bendix approach presents complex systems and components in
understandable, yet complete ways.
With adoption of more advanced and active safety systems increasing across the
industry, know-how regarding today’s electronics and controls technologies is at a premium:
Brake-school.com’s electronic safety systems courses cover everything from antilock brake
diagnostics to camera and radar calibration of integrated collision mitigation systems. Other
related technologies covered include full-stability, side object detection, lane departure warning,
and tire pressure monitoring systems.
Wheel-end coursework includes automatic slack adjusters, as well as air disc and drum
foundation brakes – including access to Bendix’s comprehensive and interactive Air Brake
Training course. Other content addresses highway safety, CSA (Compliance, Safety,
Accountability), and emissions regulations.
Registration is open to individuals and companies, and students logging into 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 at
each course’s conclusion. Brake-school.com offers several levels of access, which makes it
possible for companies to monitor the participation and progress of registered employees and
technicians. Bendix also develops customized training through the school, offering specialized
programs for organizations spanning all segments of the commercial vehicle industry, including
fleets such as Averitt Express and U.S. Xpress, Inc.
For more than 50 years, Bendix has been a trailblazer in commercial vehicle training
programs and technical education. The popular in-person Bendix® Brake Training School is
among the industry’s longest-running educational programs, and in the past decade alone,
nearly 300,000 people have successfully completed Bendix’s in-person and computer-driven
Field-tested sales and service professionals are at the heart of Bendix’s training and
education programs, as well as our ASE-certified field technical support team and the Bendix
Tech Team at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE – an expert technical support group providing service advice,
brake system troubleshooting, and product training. Bendix’s new multimedia center at moreknowledge-
dock.com provides additional technical material through blog posts, videos,
podcasts, and the Bendix Tech Tips series archive.
Bendix’s mission of post-sales support, along with other areas critical to fleets’ success –
including safety, value, and product performance – helps lower total cost of ownership,
strengthening return on investment in equipment and technologies, and enhances everyone’s
safety on the roads.
For more information about Bendix safety systems and technologies, call 1-800-AIRBRAKE
(1-800-247-2725) or visit www.bendix.com or safertrucks.com/solutions.
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, and air brake
charging and 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. An industry pioneer, employing more than 3,000 people, Bendix is driven to deliver
solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Contact us at
1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit bendix.com. Stay connected and informed through
Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at knowledge-dock.com.
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