Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement
AVON, Ohio – The importance of equipping fleet technicians, owner-operators, and others to keep North America’s trucks on the road and in safe operating condition has driven Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC training programs for almost 60 years – and that commitment continues in 2023.
Bendix will host nearly two dozen multiday classes across the U.S. from February to December.
“Commercial vehicles don’t take care of themselves, and advancing truck technologies create a need for ongoing technician training,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix director – demos, service & sales training. “Keeping trucks on the road, rolling safely and efficiently, means knowing how to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair key vehicle braking components.
“From the basic air brake system, air disc brakes, and ABS (antilock braking systems) to stability control, collision mitigation, and other advanced safety technologies, Bendix continues to make technical education about braking and safety systems easily available to commercial vehicle technicians across the industry.”
Andersky continued, “One of the unique aspects of our in-person training schools is the air boards used for instruction. The Bendix air system boards, in particular, feature a working Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ system to help students receive a robust overview of the company’s collision mitigation technology, along with other critical parts of the Bendix air braking system.”
When and Where to Find a Training Session
In-person opportunities on the 2023 calendar cover 11 states. They include 15 sessions of Bendix’s three-day Air Brake Training class – long recognized as setting the industry training standard – beginning February 21-23 at company headquarters in Avon, Ohio. There will also be four in-person offerings of Bendix’s two-day Advanced Technology Training program: Two in Avon and two in Sparks, Nevada.
Bendix has expanded its virtual training schedule to offer four sessions, with two scheduled on Eastern Time and two on Mountain Time for the convenience of attendees in western North America.
Registration is open for the complete schedule of both courses, shown on the last page of this news release. A member of the Master-level ASE-certified Bendix Tech Training Team conducts every class.
All in-person training adheres to the latest safety, health, and sanitization protection protocols, as applicable, along with other general safety guidelines.
What’s on the Agenda
Tailored to both new and experienced technicians, Bendix’s three-day Air Brake Training class covers the description, operation, and service elements for the total range of components found within dual air brake systems. Instruction will address the fundamentals of compressed air; tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting; and components such as air compressors, valves, foundation drum brakes, air disc brakes, and steering.
Bendix recommends that each participant complete the online air brake training at the company’s brake-school.com site before taking the in-person Air Brake Training class.
The two-day Bendix Advanced Technology Training class covers the operation and troubleshooting of higher-level driver assistance and safety systems, as well as diagnostic software.
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