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Choose Your Brake Components Wisely

By T.J. Brown As disc brakes have become more prominent in the bus industry, more suppliers have entered the marketplace. That is good news to maintenance professionals who need to mind their budgets and keep a high standard of safety. But it also means that maintenance personnel have a little extra homework to ensure only […]

Air Disc Brakes: Advantages for the Transit and Motorcoach Market

By Mark Holley Over the past decade, the escalating adoption and standard positioning of air disc brakes has marked a significant shift across the North American commercial vehicle industry, including in the transit bus and motorcoach markets. Currently, about 15 percent of buses spec air disc brakes, with that number growing steadily every year. Safety, […]

Vericom sets the standard for brake-system testing

By Richard Tackett with reporting by David Hubbard Vericom LLC has been providing precise, easy-to-use engineering test systems for 35 years.  In 1984, Roger McCumber, along with fellow ‘hot rod’ and drag-racing enthusiasts, wanted to create a device to test the speeds of performance cars and motorcycles. That lead to the development of one of […]

MV Transportation improves brake life and performance with Cryo Rotor®

  By Richard Tackett When Sruly Lowy approached Joe Smith, regional vice president of MV Transportation, in May of 2015, claiming that cryogenically-treated brake rotors could provide a 300 percent increase in rotor life, Smith was noticeably skeptical. In his career — dating back to his former positions as president of MTA Bus and Long […]