You spoke and they responded.
According to Gary Ganaway of Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB), consumers stated concerns of “added weight from recent emissions changes, an influx of less robust service parts from off-shore, as well as greater enforcement targeted at improved safety and proper maintenance” and that’s just what Bendix sought out to resolve (http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2011/1/20/BendixlaunchesBendixEverSurespringbrake.aspx).
Bendix has created the EverSure double-diaphragm spring brake with No Touch technology.
The brake comes with two main benefits: its light weight and no touch capability.
As an article in The Trucker notes, when compared to other spring brakes on the market, the EverSure spring brake is the lightest, weighing over two pounds less.
What does this weight reduction mean? According to the site, lighter weight means “the ability to carry increased payload and improved fuel efficiency,” as well as “the best vibration resistance in the industry” that helps “prolong the life of the spring brake and supporting components.”
The EverSure spring brake also eliminates “contact between compressed power spring coils allowing the protective coating to remain intact and resulting in significantly better corrosion resistance than competitive products,” the article notes.
Along with its lighter weight and No Touch technology, the EverSure brake is safe, demonstrating its ability to sustain corrosion twice as long as other spring brakes.
Road Scholar Transport is concerned about safety, which is why we are equipping a new brake system that will decrease the average stopping distance of a truck traveling at 60 mph from 355 feet to 250 feet or less.
Another equipment Road Scholar Transport is incorporating is anti-crash technology, which is actually a radar system so if we see the closing distance of our truck coming up upon another object stopped or moving more slowly, the ECM (Electronic Control Module) will automatically start reducing fuel, engaging the engine brakes and the foundation brakes if necessary to bring it to a stop.