This paper presents a dynamic brake force distribution (BFD) control strategy that allocates the brake force to each wheel based on the normal loads and coefficients of friction for a two-axle heavy commercial road vehicle (HCRV) for straightline braking. A three degree of freedom half car pitch model was used to calculate the dynamic load transfer on each wheel, which was corroborated using IPG TruckMaker. The Magic Formula tire model with load-dependent coefficients was utilized to obtain instantaneous coefficient of friction at all four tires. The BFD strategy was then compared with two static BFD strategies: one which employs a 50:50 BFD and another which employs a BFD corresponding to ideal BFD curve (I curve) for the fully laden vehicle between the front and rear wheels. The test cases for a comparative evaluation of the dynamic and static BFD strategies were generated from the IS 11852 standard. The dynamic BFD strategy was found to reduce braking distance in the range of 1 % to 27 % when compared to the static BFD strategies. Further, all the strategies resulted in stable braking with no wheel lock. © 2019 IEEE.