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U.S. Xpress Equips 1,800 Trailers With SAF-Holland Air Disc Brakes

July 18, 2016

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The truckload carrier U.S. Xpress is equipping 1,800 of its new Wabash National and Hyundai Translead trailers with SAF ULX40 Slider Suspension Axle Systems, complete with P89 air disc brakes.

The ULX40 is an integrated, lightweight spring ride suspension and axle system. The P89 air disc brake is designed for improved performance, longer life and ease of maintenance, featuring heavy-duty vented rotors, improved bearings and seals and the SAF SBS 2220 caliper. The P89 also comes with a five-year warranty.

“The technology aboard our trucks has been placed there because we want our drivers to focus on the job at hand – safely and efficiently delivering our customers’ cargo,” said Gerald Mead, senior vice president of maintenance at the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based fleet. “The new P89 air disc brake technology allows us to further this commitment to safety.”

U.S. Xpress is also equipping its trailers with the Holland Atlas FastGear landing gear. The Atlas is designed for speedier deployment, extending at 1 inch per 1.8 turns of the hand crank which SAF-Holland says is nearly twice as fast as the nearest competitor. The landing gear has a 170,000-pound load capacity and a 30,000-pound side-load capacity.

“Knowing that U.S. Xpress focuses on incorporating leading-edge technology, we are pleased that they chose our P89 air disc brake solution,” said Jeff Talaga, vice president of sales & strategic development, Americas, SAF-Holland. “We understand the high standard of quality they require, and appreciate the confidence they place in us.”

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