Bendix’s BRAKE-SCHOOL.COM Continues To Expand

A decade after its launch in 2013, the Bendix On-Line Brake School now offers more than 100 courses, delivering expert, accessible instruction and technical education to the trucking industry. serves nearly 150,000 registered users, reaching drivers, technicians, distributors, fleet personnel, owner-operators, and others responsible for keeping North America’s fleets and truckers rolling safely. Bendix also develops customized educational plans for fleets and industry organizations.
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For more than 60 years, Bendix braking experts have defined the standard of
excellence in education for the commercial vehicle industry,” said Barbara Gould, Bendix
director of corporate communications. “Through, we’re proud to maintain that
legacy and support the individuals and teams who help keep today’s highly advanced
commercial vehicles on the road and in safe operating condition.”

Free registration grants access to a wide-ranging curriculum covering the full spectrum
of braking and active vehicle safety system products and topics. The team at Bendix has
developed courses addressing general product features and operation, plus troubleshooting,
diagnostics, and maintenance best practices, tackling the latest technologies as well as basic
foundational components. The two most recent additions cover active steering and properly
cutting a pushrod for a spring brake chamber.

Gould noted that one of the keys to the program’s success has been the ongoing
communication between the Bendix sales team and the company’s customers. “ curriculum is the byproduct of direct requests from our fleet, OE, and aftermarket
customers, along with insights and trends identified by our sales and marketing team,” Gould
stated. “We listen carefully and respond to the needs of our customers, developing educational
programs to support them in the drive for vehicle service efficiency, technology operational
awareness, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).” currently features courses on:
• Air disc brakes
• Air dryers
• Bendix® ACom® PRO™ diagnostic tools
• Compressors
• Electronic safety systems (including side object detection, lane departure
warning, tire pressure monitoring, stability, and the Bendix® Wingman®
family of collision mitigation technologies)
• Foundation drum brakes
• Highway safety
• Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD)
• Slack adjusters
• Steering gears
• Trailer safety systems
• Valves

In addition to its 100 and growing focused courses, the Bendix On-Line Brake School
offers a comprehensive air brake education course from the team that developed the widely
respected in-person Bendix Brake School.

Whether it’s a single-vehicle operation, a fleet of several thousand, or any number in
between, every trucking company has a specific set of training needs – and one size doesn’t fit
all. In close cooperation with customer needs, Bendix offers customized programming to make
the best use of everyone’s time and resources, enabling companies to monitor their registered
employees’ participation and progress through courses. Remote education
sessions can also be set up directly with fleets and technicians.
“Integrating Bendix’s content into our customers’ training programs easily and efficiently
has been a constant goal since we launched this educational portal,” Gould said. “Specialized plans and tracking systems put these tools in the hands of the people who best know their fleet

The company’s online brake school is not the only way Bendix helps to support the
needs of the commercial vehicle industry.
The comprehensive portfolio of education and product information access includes, the company’s robust ecommerce platform featuring high-resolution, 360-
degree views of more than 9,000 Bendix products, kits, and related service items. It delivers
streamlined product searches, accelerated ordering, online warranty and core services,
verification of genuine parts, software downloads, and more.
Complementing the online education via, Bendix also offers in-person
training via two- and three-day in-person brake schools across the United States. In-person
opportunities on the 2023 calendar cover 11 states. And live demonstrations of Bendix
technology throughout the year continue to be available at Bendix’s regional demos, where
drivers, technicians, and others can experience various safety technologies right from the
passenger seat.

Additional Bendix post-sales support options include webinars, podcasts, blogs, and
video tech talks. The Bendix® Knowledge Dock™ multimedia center at
offers access to archives of Bendix Tech Tips and the “Truck Talk with Bendix” podcast, which
includes the Driver Insight series for the people behind the wheel. And the Bendix YouTube
channel provides Bendix Tech Talks from industry shows, as well as OE-specific
demonstrations and instructional videos on Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ with Enhanced Feature

Finally, field-tested sales and service professionals form the heart of Bendix’s education
programs. Combined, the Bendix veteran field Service Engineers and the Bendix Tech Team at
1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) are an expert technical support group providing service
advice, brake system troubleshooting, and product training.
“Once upon a time, Bendix experts drove across the country in station wagons to
provide hands-on training using air brake boards mounted in the back,” Gould said. “While
custom air brake boards are still a staple for our on-site educational programs, today we offer
different approaches and always have an eye on the future. As we move ahead, one thing will
not change – our commitment to delivering technical knowledge in pursuit of helping to improve
roadway safety.”

About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of Knorr-Bremse, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 4,400 people, Bendix – and its wholly owned subsidiary, R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc. – is driven to deliver the best solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Contact us at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at

Source: Bendix, March 22nd 2023