C.R. England, one of North America’s largest refrigerated transportation companies, will transition its entire fleet of 4,000 Freightliner and International trucks to Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes from ZF by 2024.
“Wabco Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes allow C.R. England to improve safety performance, lower our brake maintenance cost, and reduce weight,” explained Douglas Kading, vice president of maintenance at C.R. England, in a press release. “We believe these brakes will also enhance our drivers’ experience with the overall braking system. The simple design and ease of maintenance made this an easy decision for us."
Maxxus L2.0 brakes are some of the lightest truck air disc brake on the North American market, according to ZF, at 67 pounds. The single-piston design has fewer parts than double-piston designs for reduced complexity and faster, easier maintenance, ZF officials said.
Drum brakes experience reduced performance in certain applications, notably downhill situations that can cause a reduction of friction material traction, according to ZF. The Maxxus L2.0’s advanced adjuster mechanism is designed to continuously adapt to maintain an optimal running clearance — even in extreme conditions — helping provide stable and consistent performance.