Trucks moved roughly 71 percent of the nation’s freight by weight in 2016, according to the American Trucking Association. That’s 10.55 billion tons of freight or $738.9 billion in gross freight revenue. To move all that stuff around, some 34 million trucks logged more than 450 billion miles.
Among the unsung heroes behind those numbers is Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC. The company makes safety- and performance-related components for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles. Its products include air compressors, air disc brakes, drum brakes, integrated modules and vibration dampers.
Bendix also produces myriad electronic components, including antilock braking systems; stability control; automatic traction control; adaptive cruise control; lane departure warning systems; and collision mitigation systems.
The company’s customers include Caterpillar, Kenworth, Navistar, Mack Trucks, Peterbilt and Volvo.