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Bendix Core Return Process:


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Core shipment registration instructions

2/2017 Canadian Core Return Process Update

There is a new step to complete the core return process in Canada

Current Core Return Process (DID NOT CHANGE):

  • Customers go to www.bendixcorefreight.com to register each core shipment that is over 500 lbs. or 100 brake shoes (instructions for registration and shipment entry are also available on this website).
  • Receive email notification that the Bill Of Lading (BOL) is ready for download & carrier has been dispatched
  • Attach a copy of the core return form to the inside and outside of the pallet

New Step for Canadian Core Returns

  • Email a copy of the BOL and the Bendix Core Return Form to CanadaCores@Bendix.com or fax 440-284-6557 along with a cover letter addressed to Elaine Vernon with the number of pages. Failure to complete this step will result in the delayed processing of the core return as freight cannot be moved across the border without proper documentation.

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11/2016 Core Information Update

Bendix has published a new core handbook. The new handbook contains the most up-to-date core policies, such as newly updated:

  • Hydraulic calipers should not be returned in their original boxes
  • Hydraulic calipers are no longer graded for V-rail wear
  • Mini-Master Cylinders have been obsoleted - Group 11, class 24
    effective 1/1/2017
  • AD-9® and AD-IP® - Air Dryer & Air Cartridge upgrade promo is now policy
  • Bendix core freight policy - effective 8/1/2016
  • Core packaging

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Brake Shoe Identification – 4515Q vs. 4707Q and Obsolete 4701

Important – The bump on
the rail is not the correct way to
identify a 4515Q vs. 4707Q shoe.

Core Grading

Need help identifying genuine Bendix® cores?

Want photo examples of damage?

Our Air Dryer & Cartridge Upgrade Program

You can upgrade Bendix® AD-9® & AD-IP® air dryers & cartridges for full credit.


For Core questions, email cores@bendix.com or call
(440) 329-9298 /
1-800-AIR-BRAKE ext. 9298
(1-800-247-2725 ext. 9298).