U.S. Xpress adding SAF ULX40 Slider Suspension Axle Systems, P89 Air Disc Brake to new trailers

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Updated Jul 19, 2016
A special commemoration award was presented to Gerry Mead, Senior Vice President of Maintenance U.S. Xpress. The award reads “U.S. Xpress, Inc. Further Enhances Fleet Safety with Largest Ever SAF-HOLLAND North American Air Disc Brake Order.” Gerry Mead, Senior Vice President of Maintenance at U.S. Xpress, Inc. and Steffen Schewerda, President, Americas, SAF-Holland.A special commemoration award was presented to Gerry Mead, Senior Vice President of Maintenance U.S. Xpress. The award reads “U.S. Xpress, Inc. Further Enhances Fleet Safety with Largest Ever SAF-HOLLAND North American Air Disc Brake Order.” Gerry Mead, Senior Vice President of Maintenance at U.S. Xpress, Inc. and Steffen Schewerda, President, Americas, SAF-Holland.

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 the SAF-Holland’s new P89 Air Disc Brake, the manufacturer announced Monday.

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based U.S. Xpress is the nation’s second largest privately owned truckload carrier.

“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,” says Gerald Mead, Senior Vice President of Maintenance at U.S. Xpress, Inc. “The New P89 air disc brake technology allows us to further this commitment to safety.”

The ULX40 is a completely integrated, lightweight spring ride suspension and axle system. The New P89 air disc brake is comprised of reliable standard features including heavy duty vented rotors, premium bearings and seals, and the proven SAF SBS 2220 caliper – all with a 5-year warranty.

“The New P89 air disc brake builds on the confidence that we have already established with SAF-Holland, having used the SAF suspension for over four years,” said Mead.

In addition to the ULX40 equipped with the New P89, U.S Xpress chose the award winning HOLLAND Atlas FastGear landing gear, featuring a speed nearly twice that of the nearest competitor at 1.8 turns per inch. Its lightweight design features a 170,000 pound load capacity and a 30,000-pound side-load capacity.