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:

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 procedures.


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
  • Eaton-Bosch
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Midland-Grau
  • Rockwell WABCO
  • The Maintenance Council’s ABS/EBS Task Force and S.6 Chassis Study Group.

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

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