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November 16, 2020 11:15 AM, EST

Meritor, DTNA Extend Air Disc Brake Deal

Meritor EX+ LS air disc brakeA Meritor EX+ LS air disc brake at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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Meritor Inc. and Daimler Trucks North America announced that Meritor EX+ LS air disc brakes will be standard on all wheel positions on Freightliner Cascadia truck models through 2025, extending an existing relationship.

The award is part of a broader five-year extension of the current agreement with DTNA that includes Meritor’s axles, drivelines, drum brakes, industrial and aftermarket products for the North America market through 2027.

Meritor air disc brakes have been standard on Freightliner Cascadia trucks since 2018.

Pete Hobbs, DTNA vice president of on-highway market development

Hobbs

“We are pleased to include Meritor’s latest ADB offering to our customers, and we are confident that the EX+ LS air disc brake will continue to impress our on-highway customers with the performance, safety and weight reduction they deliver,” Pete Hobbs, DTNA vice president of on-highway market development, said in a release.

Per the new contract, the EX+ LS air disc brakes will be added to the Freightliner Cascadia with build dates beginning in the first quarter of 2021. Other Freightliner and Western Star trucks in the DTNA portfolio also will offer EX+ LS air disc brakes as an option, according to the companies.

Portland, Ore.-based DTNA is a unit of Daimler Group and has the leading share of Class 8 U.S. retail sales, according to WardsAuto.com.

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor is a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. — Transport Topics

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