VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 30 - TMD Friction and brakes

In this installment, Fleet Maintenance editor David A. Kolman visits with Jim Clark, director of engineering for TMD Friction, one of the world's leading manufacturers of brake friction materials for the automotive and brake industries. The two talk about the shift in the North American heavy truck market from drum brakes to air disc brakes.

Also discussed: why, with disc brakes costing more upfront, it is critical to maximize life and minimize operational costs; TMD Friction’s new Textar T3080 friction material for heavy duty applications using air disc brakes; and Textar Fleet Assistance, the company’s new customer support program designed to assist fleet maintenance managers select the appropriate grade of friction material to help minimize maintenance expenses over the life of their vehicles.