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Meritor is the worldwide braking leader in both size and capability for the commercial vehicle industry, supplying more than two million brake assemblies per year for trucks, trailers, buses and coaches. Our brakes can be found on trailers, buses and coaches, and in such vocational applications as emergency, linehaul, fire and defense. We enjoy a market-leading position with cost of ownership optimized through the application of advanced predictive techniques and innovative manufacturing processes.

Meritor is driven by safety. We work daily to engineer safety into every brake system, detail and control. Safety directs our innovation into every braking product we make, from drum and air disc brakes, to hubs and drums; and automatic slack adjusters to hydraulic brakes and friction products. Additionally, our innovative PlatinumShield™ coating technology is available on some brake shoes to resist Rust-Jacking and provide extended brake shoe life and lasting value for our customers.

In North America, our Meritor WABCO joint venture also supplies active safety systems such as pneumatic and hydraulic anti-lock braking systems for tractors and trailers, stability control and collision avoidance systems. Our mission is to not only meet contemporary braking standards, but to keep advancing the cause of safety, wherever it may lead.

New Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS-121) take effect Aug. 1, 2011. For more information on how Meritor meets the new standard, click here.


 Product Applications

Truck: Drum Brakes Disc Brakes Wheel Ends
Trailer: Drum Brakes Disc Brakes Wheel Ends Tire Inflation
Bus/Coach: Drum Brakes Disc Brakes Wheel Ends
Off-Highway: Drum Brakes Disc Brakes
All Applications: Slack Adjusters
Meritor WABCO* Advanced Braking Stability Control Collision Safety Systems Air Systems
Defense: Drum Brakes Air Disc Brakes Hydraulic Disc Brakes

* Please note that these products are available in North America only. Please refer to the Meritor WABCO homepage for more information.

For Meritor Defense and Aftermarket products, please refer to their dedicated sections.