Prime Inc. to add Bendix air disc brakes, trailer roll stability system to fleet

Refrigerated carrier Prime Inc. is adding Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes and the Bendix TABS-6 advanced trailer roll stability system to its fleet. Both products are from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.

The fleet is equipping 2,500 new refrigerated trailers with the technologies. Delivery is taking place over the next nine months. The trailers are manufactured by Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company.

Prime specs other Bendix safety products as well, including the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology. In addition, Prime provides AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System from Bendix CVS on all its tractors, which number more than 5,000.

“Our commitment to safety – one of Prime’s core principles – was a key factor in our choice of Bendix technologies,” said Paul Higgins, director of maintenance for Prime Inc. “Bendix shares that corporate philosophy, and we’re pleased to count them as a valued partner in the critical work of helping to make our fleet and the highways safer.”

The patented Bendix ADB22X air disc brake is a lightweight design that significantly reduces stopping distance and offers significantly longer life and faster service times than drum brakes. Other advantages include a car-like feel; straight, stable stops; and virtually no brake fade or degradation of stopping power.

The Bendix TABS-6 advanced trailer roll stability system combines antilock braking (ABS) with a set of trailer sensors, which monitor stability and can quickly and automatically trigger braking interventions when conditions that may lead to a rollover are detected.

Available in single-channel (SC) and multi-channel (MC) configurations, TABS-6 advanced is compatible with both spring-ride and air-ride suspensions, and delivers solutions suitable for a wide range of fleet needs.

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