Hardware Report: Brake parts & linings

Replacement parts must meet tougher standards

In response to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121 reduced stopping distance (RSD) requirements, brake lining manufacturers have released a range of new replacement products.
“It is vital for fleets to maintain the original braking performance of their vehicles, particularly given the increased RSD requirements,” says Dennis Griffin, product manager-commercial vehicle friction, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “RSD-certified brake linings provide the safety and

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