Increased public pressure to improve commercial truck safety and new stopping distance regulations have intensified the need to better understand the factors influencing heavy vehicle braking performance. To assist individuals and their organizations in preparing for these new truck braking standards, this seminar focuses attendees on understanding medium-duty hydraulic brake systems and heavy-duty air brake systems and how both systems' performance can be predicted, maintained and optimized. The function and application of the major brake system components will be explained and attendees will discover how brakes, tires and roadways interact as a system. Federal braking regulations for both hydraulic and air brake vehicles will also be covered. Attendees will receive the text, "Commercial Vehicle Braking Systems: Air Brakes, ABS and Beyond," written by Leonard C. Buckman.
This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this seminar, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate and the $5 student CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103.
Paul Johnston is Senior Director of Compression and Braking at Meritor WABCO and is responsible for application engineering, product planning and new product development. Previously at ArvinMeritor, Johnston was Senior Director of the North American Foundation Brake Business Unit and Worldwide Director of Product Engineering for the CVS Worldwide Braking Division. He has over 38 years of experience in commercial vehicle air and hydraulic braking systems and products. A member of SAE International, Mr. Johnston was the recipient of the 2007 SAE Award for Outstanding Technical Committee Service. Mr. Johnston is active in the Truck & Bus Council, Truck & Bus Brake Committee, and related subcommittees to develop new brake products and system recommended practices. Mr. Johnston's experience includes that of Chairman and member of the Heavy Duty Brake Manufacturers Council. He has been involved in the Technology & Maintenance Council and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance regarding technical products and commercial vehicle practices. Mr. Johnston received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Northern University, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University, and a M.B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College.
SAE Members: $1416.00 - $1593.00
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
"An excellent course which provides a comprehensive overview of braking systems for Commercial Vehicles."
Commercial Vehicle Sales Manager
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