C.R. England Transition Fleet to ZF Air Brakes

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Source: ZF announcement

NORTHVILLE, Mich. – ZF announced that 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 MAXXUSTM L2.0 Air Disc Brakes. The company expects all vehicles to be converted by 2024.

“For 50+ years, C.R. England has been a valued customer and we’re excited to expand this partnership to improve the performance and efficiency of their fleet,” explained Julien Plenchette, senior vice president, Americas, Commercial Vehicle Solutions division, ZF Group. “We are working with C.R. England toward a common goal to achieve zero accidents and leverage technology to help keep roads safe.”

“WABCO MAXXUS L2.0 Air Disc Brakes allow C.R. England to improve safety performance, lower our brake maintenance cost, and reduce weight. 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,” explained Douglas Kading, VP of Maintenance, C.R. England.

MAXXUS L2.0 offers ease of maintenance and improved performance, in addition to being the lightest truck air disc brake (ADB) on the North American market at 67 pounds. As the single-piston ADB pioneer, MAXXUS L2.0 has fewer parts than double-piston designs and can therefore reduce complexity and lead to faster, easier maintenance.

Drum brakes experience reduced performance in certain applications, notably downhill situations that can cause a reduction of friction material traction. MAXXUS L2.0’s advanced adjuster mechanism is designed to continuously adapt to maintain an optimal running clearance – even in extreme conditions – helping to provide stable and consistent performance.

About CR England

Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT and is one of North America’s premier transportation companies. C.R. England is an industry leader in Dedicated, Over-The-Road, cross-border Mexico, and Intermodal services. C.R. England has also been regularly recognized for management excellence, including the 2020 Glassdoor Top Places to Work, the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award as well as a 2021 US Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. For more information visit www.crengland.com.

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C.R. England subsidiary England Logistics offers a vast portfolio of non-asset-based transportation solutions including full truckload services, intermodal, dry and temp controlled LTL, parcel, and complete supply chain management. The company has often been honored in the industry, including recent recognition as one of the 50 Best Companies to Sell for by Selling Power magazine and being ranked in the Training Top 100 by Training magazine.

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