XTRA Lease will install SAF-HOLLAND P89 air disc brakes on more than 6,000 of its over-the-road dry vans and reefers purchased in 2018. XTRA Lease said that it chose SAF-Holland 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. Our customers work hard to maximize productivity. Getting a trailer spec’d to minimize downtime with air disc brakes and maximize productivity with our new free cargo sensors gives them the value they need to stay competitive.”
XTRA Lease added that it also chose air disc brakes because they offer shorter stopping distances and significantly longer brake pad life than drum brakes, weigh 50 pounds less per tandem, don’t overheat, and provide a lower risk for out-of-adjustment violations.
XTRA Lease expects to start receiving dry vans equipped with air disc brakes during June.