Haldex AB introduced its online air disc brake savings calculator to help fleets determine the long-term savings of air disc brakes compared with drum brakes over the life of either the tractor or trailer.
The calculator allows the fleet to input actual labor cost per hour, material cost for both truck and trailer, annual mileage, replacement cycle, number of units, and vehicle downtime, according to the Sweden-based company. Haldex AB, whose North American operation is in Kansas City, Mo., is a global manufacturer of air brake systems for trucks, trailers and buses.
Not only does the calculator determine direct cost, it also determines total cost over the life of the tractor or trailer and total cost savings, Haldex said.
Fleets can customize the data to their specifications to determine actual tractor or trailer payback at: www.haldex-disc-brake-calculator.appspot.com.