Sales of Bendix remanufactured components have grown by double digits year-over-year, led by a 50 percent increase in Bendix-branded remanufactured shoe sales.
Last fall, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, the nation’s second largest privately owned truckload carrier, selected Bendix remanufactured brake shoes for the brake replacement needs of its fleet of 8,000 over-the-road tractors and 22,000 trailers. U.S. Xpress is primarily using Bendix Advanced BA202R, the industry’s first aftermarket friction certified to maintain compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) mandate for Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD).
Since launching its remanufactured brake shoe operation in 2012, Bendix has assembled more than 2.5 million shoes and expanded the production capabilities and capacity at its Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, Indiana. The center handles the complete salvage, coining, and assembly processes that make up start-to-finish brake shoe remanufacturing and can produce several million remanufactured commercial vehicle brake shoes annually.
“Across the industry, we’re seeing a renewed focus on remanufacturing as more fleets, technicians, and drivers discover the benefits of partnering with a skilled, established, and technology-driven remanufacturer,” said Henry Foxx, Bendix director of remanufactured products.
“Properly remanufactured components are great alternatives to new parts, helping extend vehicle life while reducing replacement costs – and without sacrificing original equipment manufacturing quality. And as we’ve continued to evolve and improve our long-standing reman product lines, we’ve also recently expanded them to include electronic components – such as radar units – that are a part of active safety systems.”
For more information about Bendix remanufactured products, call Bendix at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE or visit www.bendix.com.