Technical Guidelines for Antilock Braking Systems
Air-Braked Trucks, Tractors and Trailers
This is the Table of Contents section of the reprint in HTML
format of the government document FHWA-MC-98-008. The original
document can be found at the following listed website: http://mchs.fhwa.dot.gov/safetyprogs/brakesaft.htm
A reprint of the public domain document prepared
for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration,
by The Maintenance Council American Trucking Associations 2200
Mill Road Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Federal Highway Administration
US Department of Transportation.
The purpose of this document is to provide truck technicians
with general guidelines for ABS operation, maintenance, inspection
and troubleshooting. Technicians should always consult the appropriate
vehicle or component manufacturer’s information for specific ABS
This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department
of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The
United States Government assumes no liability for its contents
or use thereof. The contents of this document do not necessarily
reflect the official policy of the Department of Transportation.
This publication does not constitute a standard, specification
or regulation. The Maintenance Council and the Trucking Research
Institute have made a reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy
of information contained in this publication. However, all equipment
users should satisfy themselves that the procedures outlined herein
are appropriate for their own use. The United States Government
does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade or manufacturers’
names appear herein only because they are considered essential
to the object of this document.
The authors extend their thanks to the following organizations
which contributed to the development of this document.
- American Trucking Associations’ Engineering Dept.
- The ATA Foundation
- Bendix/AlliedSignal Corporation
- Federal Highway Administration
- Rockwell WABCO
- The Maintenance Council’s ABS/EBS Task Force and S.6 Chassis
Mechanic's ABS Maintenance
Table of Contents
Why this HTML Document Reprint?
The original Technician Guidelines for Antilock
Braking Systems Air-Braked Trucks, Tractors and Trailers government
document, FHWA-MC-98-008 is only available in Adobe Acrobat Reader
(PDF) file format. We here at Truck Troubles dot Com find this
document to have immense value for truck repair technicians.
Because many truck repair technicians do not have
access to their own personal computer, they can not install the
required PDF file viewer on the system they use to access the
internet. Also, when using slow modem connections to the internet,
this HTML format also enables much quicker access to the information
because these HTML files are significantly smaller to retrieve
for viewing than the original PDF file.
By converting this document into HTML, all persons
who browse the internet, now have quicker access to this very
valuable document. In the conversion process, some very minor
wording changes have been implemented to support the HTML requirements.
Overall, this HTML reprint of the document is extremely close
to the original document. Any of these minor differences will
not materially affect the user of this reprint document. If you
require access to the original document, then go to http://mchs.fhwa.dot.gov/safetyprogs/brakesaft.htm
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