ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix is unleashing a trove of commercial vehicle knowledge at its website safertrucks.com.
The site’s new multimedia center, called Knowledge Dock, is devoted to helping trucking professionals stay connected to the industry by keeping them updated on the latest in truck operation, maintenance, and safety – while also examining trucking trends and technology developments.
Visitors will discover an ever-growing list of videos, blog posts, podcasts, and white papers from Bendix’s team of respected industry authorities, according to Barbara Gould, Bendix director of corporate communications.
Two popular Bendix series – Bendix Tech Tips and the video-based Tech Talks – are also featured, Gould said.
The new addition to safertrucks.com is accessible 24/7/365.
It delivers insight, expertise, and perspectives that all industry participants – from fleet leadership, owner-operators, and drivers to technicians, regulators, legislators, engineers, and business leads – will find useful in their day-to-day operations as well as longer range planning.
Supporting and educating the industry is an ongoing priority at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles. The company has been a trailblazer in industry training programs and technical education for more than 50 years.
“We take our commitment to education and post-sales support seriously. That’s one reason we developed this outlet,” Gould said “Knowledge Dock on safertrucks.com provides a fresh voice and an easy way for people to stay connected to their industry, from the technical to the topical. Plus, by making the material available 24/7/365, we ensure our industry partners can access it on their own terms, when and where they need it.”
Visitors to Knowledge Dock on Bendix’s safertrucks.com will find a variety of videos, podcasts, and blog posts featuring the company’s field-tested industry professionals.
The experts offer insights into all facets of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles – from bumper to bumper – including active and supportive safety technologies, energy management solutions, and wheel-end components and systems, plus air brake charging and control systems. They share practical maintenance and service information. And they cover broad industry issues such as current and pending federal regulations, along with technology trends like the path to autonomous vehicles, Gould said.
Those traveling to the Knowledge Dock multimedia center will also find podcast and blog post advice on helping fleets and drivers lower the total cost of vehicle ownership and strengthen their return on investment in equipment and technology.
“Our new podcast, called Truck Talk with Bendix, is hosted by Denise Rondini, president of Rondini Communications. She is a highly-respected industry vet who’s been involved in trucking as a journalist and communications pro for nearly 35 years,” Gould said. “We’re so pleased to work with Denise, who enriches the safertrucks.com Knowledge Dock all the more.”
Fans of Truck Talk with Bendix can find it on popular podcast apps such as iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music.
Drawing upon its ongoing dialogue with fleets and other industry sources, Gould noted, Bendix plans a regular agenda of updated content. In addition, the site will soon feature case studies and testimonials covering real-life scenarios from fleet owners and operators to help the rest of the industry learn from their experiences.
Gould said the Knowledge Dock multimedia center on safertrucks.com complements Bendix’s numerous training programs, including the in-person Bendix Brake Training School, one of the industry’s longest-running training programs, as well as the popular online training portal brake-school.com.
In addition to educational content, Bendix’s safertrucks.com also features details about the complete suite of Bendix safety solutions.
“We have a passion for safety and we believe that ongoing training is one of the keys to getting there,” Gould said. “Whether it’s a fleet executive seeking insight about current or pending technologies, a technician performing maintenance in the shop, or a driver doing a pre-trip inspection, safertrucks.com is a great resource. It’s easy to navigate and full of fresh materials to keep you coming back for more. We’re very pleased to offer this tool to the industry.”
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