Air Brakes Training
Transportation Safety Training

Air Brakes Training

Air Brakes Training from J. J. Keller is designed to help drivers understand how the brake system works, how to properly inspect the brake system, and how to use brakes correctly so they don't wear too fast or fail when needed most.

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Improper brake adjustment is the most common reason tractor-trailers are placed out of service. Brake violations in general are among the most common vehicle violations written at the roadside. These defects and failures shouldn't happen with a well-maintained and regularly inspected vehicle. A professional CMV driver must ensure the brakes are working properly before every trip.

Air Brakes Training is designed to help drivers understand how the brake system works, how to properly inspect the brake system, and how to use brakes correctly so they don't wear too fast or fail when needed most.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain air brake systems and how they work
  • Describe how to inspect the brake system
  • Explain how to use brakes correctly to prevent early wear and failure

The J. J. Keller Air Brakes Training covers the following topics:

Components and Systems

  • Components
  • Parking Brakes
  • Emergency Brakes
  • Service Brakes
  • Wheel Components

How it Works and How to Use

  • Releasing Parking Brakes
  • Applying the parking brakes
  • Applying Service Brakes
  • Air Leak Safety Features


  • Component Inspections
  • System Check

Regulations Covered: 49 CFR Subpart C to Part 393

Intended Audience: Any CMV driver operating a vehicle equipped with air brakes.

Copyright Date: 2021

Course Length:

  • Online Course Length: 20 minutes
  • Video Program Running Time: 13:40 (English) / 14:51 (Spanish)

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Rick Fleischer  |  Director of Operations & Development  |  Ward Transport & Logistics  |  Altoona, PA