Hauling Industry News

Putting modern truck brakes to the test!

By Pulltarps Mfg | October 4, 2018

I consider brakes the single most important system on a truck. Yet few drivers or even fleet maintenance personnel have ever had the opportunity to see what brakes can really do. I had such an opportunity recently and came away with huge respect for a system many of us take pretty much for granted.

Earlier this summer, Meritor invited me to spend a couple of days putting various combinations of air brakes through their paces under controlled conditions on a test track stopping pad. It was a rare privilege to do this, and it’s something I wish every driver could experience. Story by Jim Park / www.truckinginfo.com