Smart Spec Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes

Disc Brakes are the Future!

Our industry (and the North Central Region in particular) continue to move towards a higher concentration of Disc Brakes on semi-trailers. Disc Brakes offer several advantages over the popular drum brakes including that they are less likely to freeze during the extreme cold of our region. 

Air Disc Brakes for Trailers Gaining Momentum!
Air Brake Conversions Expected to Rise 25% in the Next Coupld Years!

In 2015, just 5% of semi-trailers sold in North America has Air Disc Brakes. Over the past 2 years, over 30% of new trailers sold through North Central Utility included the Disc Brake option, and that number continues to grow.

Disc Brake Benefits:

  • Reduced stopping distance
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Extended service life
  • Reduce brake fade

Check out how quickly Disc Brakes can be changed.