LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bendix will continue its popular Tech Talk series here during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show at the Louisville Expo Center and Fairgrounds March 23-25, with topics ranging from air dryer performance to brake maintenance and new this year, a look at trucking’s “pathway to an automated future,” including the role drivers will play.
All talks will take place in the Bendix booth, No. 32175 in the South Hall.
Bendix product and service experts will be conducting how-to demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions and discussions on the issues and technologies shaping the industry.
The 15-minute Tech Talks begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23 and extend through the final session at 3 p.m. Friday, March 24.
Thursday’s “Hot Topic” will be “Getting Automated: From Fusion to Future at 11 a.m. Increasing uptime with the Bendix PuraGuard Air Dryer Cartridges will be held at 1 p.m., followed at 3 p.m. with how to get the most out of air disc brakes.
Friday’s 11 a.m. session covers something that has caused some of the most confusion among truck drivers: slack adjustors. Bendix experts will be speaking about slack adjustors’ regular maintenance and what’s involved.
At 1 p.m. Friday will be a discussion on “Drivers and the Automated Future,” followed at 3 p.m. by getting the most out of your air disc brakes.
Following the show, the Tech Talk sessions will be available on Bendix’s online training site, brake-school.com.
“With the industry constantly changing from technologies to regulations, the ‘must-see’ Bendix Tech Talks offer a unique forum for people throughout the trucking business — drivers and fleet operators, OEs and maintenance technicians — to discuss the topics that matter most to them,” said Barbara Gould, Bendix director of communications.
“In the short space of 15 minutes, tops,” Gould said, “trucking professionals come away from each session with new insights and practical knowledge gained straight from the experts. Our friends in the industry can take what they learn and apply it directly to their job, whether it be in a maintenance bay, over a balance sheet or on the road.”