Bendix air brakes are designed to last twice as long as conventional truck brakes, in terms of pads, and have four times the rotor life. The air brakes mimic the feel of a passenger car's stopping power and help increase the safety while driving a large truck.
One of the prominent features of the Bendix air brake design is the lack of brake fade. Brake fade occurs when a vehicle's stopping system is over-used, resulting in a lack of stopping power. The Bendix air brakes manage to have the same consistent stopping power, even when taken on an eight-mile test drive, according to Foundation Brake.