The book is designed to give a working knowledge and an understanding of the brakes and braking systems on vans, light trucks, heavy goods vehicles, public service vehicles and off-highway vehicles. Besides dealing with the brakes themselves details are given of various auxiliary brakes that are designed to reduce the load on the main braking system. There are also comments on maintenance and servicing. Braking systems are described in the following chapters: basic principles; legislation; hydraulic systems; air systems - general principles; air systems - rigid vehicles; air systems - articulated vehicles and trailers; psv brake systems; brakes for off-highway vehicles; retarders; anti-lock mechanisms; testing and maintenance; and, braking and the driver. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Butterworth and Company Publishers Limited

    88 Kingsway
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Newcomb, T B
    • Spurr, R T
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 144 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1981 12:00AM