Understanding How Air Brakes Work On A Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

July 25th, 2023 | Truck accident

Originally published February 15, 2017. Air brakes are the most important component of modern commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The air brake system on a semi-truck uses compressed air to push the brake shoe lining onto the brake drum creating friction to slow the wheel down. That may sound complicated–because it is. When slowing down a… Read More