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Trucking Alliance Welcomes Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

WASHINGTON D.C. – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix), a leading-edge provider of commercial vehicle integrated safety technologies, is joining the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as The Trucking Alliance, a safety coalition of transportation, logistics and supporting businesses.

“The Trucking Alliance mission is to advance policies that can eventually eliminate all large truck crash fatalities,” said Steve Williams, co-founder and president of the Trucking Alliance, and Chairman/CEO of Maverick USA. “Bendix offers its Advanced Driver Assistance System and other electronic technologies that help commercial drivers mitigate, or potentially lessen the severity of accidents. We’re excited Bendix is partnering with the Trucking Alliance, as we work to make many of these electronic systems standard equipment on new trucks,” said Williams.

For nearly nine decades, Bendix has been setting the industry standard for commercial vehicle air brake charging and control systems. Today, the company is applying that leadership and momentum to integrated and advanced technologies that contribute to vehicle safety as well as lower the total cost of ownership, performance and efficiency.

“The Trucking Alliance’s advocacy on key initiatives across our industry is a vital effort,” said Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice president – sales, marketing, and business development. “Safety is multidimensional, whether you operate one vehicle or 100,000. With the emergence of new technologies and new practices, plus the evolution of nearly every aspect of today’s commercial vehicle, the issues we face are ever changing. Education, awareness, and a strong strategic approach are essential,” said Burkhart. “Bendix is honored to be a part of the Trucking Alliance and we applaud its efforts to help improve the safety of everyone who shares the road.”

Burkhart also noted that no technology can replace a safe, alert, professional driver practicing safe driving habits, supported by proactive, ongoing driver training. Bendix safety technologies complement these safe driving practices and are not intended to enable or encourage aggressive driving. Responsibility for safe vehicle operation remains with the driver at all times.

Jim Eaton, director – corporate marketing at Bendix, will serve on the Trucking Alliance Advisory Group. The Advisory Group is an educational resource to public policy makers, serve in governmental affairs roles and advise the Trucking Alliance Board of Directors. The Advisory Group is chaired by Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of safety, security, and driver personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport.

About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 3,200 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Contact us at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at Follow Bendix on Twitter at CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at And to learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit

About the Trucking Alliance
The Trucking Alliance is a coalition of freight transportation carriers and businesses partners dedicated to advancing safety reforms that can reduce and eventually eliminate all large truck crash fatalities. More information at