US-based semi-trailer rental and leasing company, XTRA Lease, is installing SAF-Holland’s SAF P89 air disc brakes on more than 6,000 dry vans and reefers purchased in 2018.
XTRA Lease reportedly chose the upgrade over traditional drum brakes to provide a lower maintenance trailer to fleets needing rental or leased trailers.
“A reliable, low-maintenance trailer is something every fleet prizes,” said XTRA Lease CEO, Bill Franz. “With air disc brakes on our trailers, reliability just got better.
“Fleets will see a new level of performance, as air disc brakes will produce significantly longer intervals between brake jobs.
“We’re also pleased that air disc brakes result in enhanced braking performance, which will satisfy drivers and their companies. Our customers work hard to maximise productivity. Getting a trailer spec’d to minimise downtime with air disc brakes and maximise productivity with our new free cargo sensors gives them the value they need to stay competitive,” he said.
“SAF-Holland is proud to have been selected by XTRA Lease to provide industry -leading SAF air disc brake technology,” said SAF-Holland President – Americas, Steffen Schewerda. “With air disc brake demand growing among fleets looking to improve brake system reliability, our SAF P89 air disc brakes deliver enhanced braking performance along with reduced maintenance and lower cost of ownership.”
XTRA Lease expects to start receiving dry vans equipped with air disc brakes in June.