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Peterbilt makes Bendix brakes standard

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) says its patented Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes have attained standard position on the steer axles of all Peterbilt Motors Company Class 8 truck models.

The ADB22X air disc brake is a lightweight air disc brake package offering longer brake life, reduced stopping distance for commercial vehicles, and improved uptime for fleets.

Peterbilt becomes the first major heavy truck OEM to offer air disc brakes as standard across its product line. The company's move to standardize air disc brakes helps ensure its vehicles meet the federal government's new stopping distance regulations, which begin taking effect August 1, 2011. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires a 30% reduction in stopping distance for new three axle tractors with Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWRs) up to 59,600 lbs and produced after the Aug 1, 2011, implementation date. Tractors with two axles, as well as severe-service tractors with GVWRs above 59,600 lbs, must comply with the new mandate by Aug 1, 2013.

Peterbilt also partners with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems on active safety technologies, including Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program and Wingman ACB-Active Cruise with Braking, as well as the SmarTire tire pressure monitoring system. In 2010, Peterbilt made ADB22X air disc brakes standard on its new aerodynamic Model 587.

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