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Bendix Brake Class

Course Description
The 2021 Bendix 2-Day Air Brake Product School focuses on FMVSS 121 airbrake systems. The
curriculum includes the fundamentals of compressed air; tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and
troubleshooting; and air brake system and foundation brake components, including air compressors,
valves, foundation drum brakes and air disc brakes. This all-inclusive course incorporates description,
operation, and service elements for the total range of components within dual air brake systems. We use a
working air brake system laid out onto a large board (or boards) to show air flow and how the different
brake valve work together. This course also covers Bendix ABS, and other Bendix electronics and safety
Course Length
Typically, the course will last two full eight-hour days. This time can vary depending on questions and
other factors. Class will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily unless you are notified differently, or other
arrangements have been made.
Course Objectives
After completing this course each student should have the knowledge familiarity of Bendix systems and
components to help diagnose and properly repair;
• FMVSS 121 Air Brake Systems
• Antilock Braking Systems (ABS),
• The Bendix® ESP® full stability system,
• Bendix® Wingman® AdvancedTM – a Collision Mitigation technology,
• AutoVue® – lane departure warning system,
• SafetyDirect® – a web-based vehicle monitoring system,
• Our flagship Bendix® Wingman® FusionTM driver assistance system,
• SmarTire® and SmarTire Trailer-LinkTM Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), and more.
 Bendix Diagnostic software
Recommended Prerequisites
Free online Bendix courses located at below are the recommended courses but
completing as many of the courses as possible is always beneficial.
• System Training o Air
Brake training

• Air Dryers o All sub-

• Compressors o All sub-

Bendix will provide all the needed Materials for the course.


The Fleet Service Committee would like to set up a Bendix 2-Day Brake Product School November 30th and December 1st 2021. We need to know how many Technicians from each district would be interested in attending. We need a minimum of 15 Techs to hold this class.  If you could please email with the number of Techs you would send from your district, we can get this finalized and on the schedule. The cost of the class would be $425 per person. The Fleet Service Committee would supply refreshments in the morning and lunch. I need to have an approximate headcount by Wednesday August 25th. The Course Description is attached, the tractor trailer portions will be removed and air disk brakes added, with the changes it becomes a 2 day school. Thank you all.



Rob Draper 

Fleet Manager

Littleton Public Schools



CSPTA Fleet Service Committee Co-Chair - Recruiting & Training