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Complete Book on Air Brakes from the Commercial Carrier Journal

The Air Brake Book

• The three basics of air brakes.
A fundamental knowledge of the three basic air brake systems is the first step to understanding
complex brake problems and making intelligent and cost-effective repair decisions.
• Integrating air disc brakes.
While air disc brakes are a different animal than the traditional S-cam drum brake, incorporating them into your fleet operation can pay dividends down the road.
• Service and inspection of air disc brakes.
• Advanced braking systems.

Commercial vehicles are safer than ever, thanks to improved braking technologies. Today’s brake system suppliers are focusing on integrating more electronic controls with basic ABS components.
• Air brake inspection.
While materials and designs are better than ever, you can’t afford to forgo frequent inspection of components, which should be an integral part of any preventive maintenance schedule.
• Air system inspection procedure.
• 2014 CVSA brake out-of-service criteria.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has identified the most critical safety violations involving brakes, plus CSA brake-related violation severity weight information.


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