Visual Brake Stroke Indicators by BrakeSentry™ for Fleets
BrakeSentry is easy to install, requires no maintenance and eliminates many time consuming procedures… The return on investment is the best I have seen.
Corporate Fleet Manager
Waste Industries, USA Inc.

Cost & Safety

Read about the Cost and Safety Benefits of Brake Stroke Indicators by BrakeSentry™

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Cost & Safety Benefits of Visual Brake Stroke Indicators

  • Reduces each PM* inspection by approx. 20 minutes.
  • Promotes use of the industry approved “Applied Stroke” inspection method in the least amount of time.
  • Quickly identifies failures/defects.
  • Quickly identifies dangerous out-of-adjustment conditions.
  • Eliminates the need to physically reference and measure stroke at each wheel position.
  • Eliminates damaging manual adjustments to ASAs.
  • Facilitates visual brake balance inspections.
  • Reduces “safety lane” inspection time.
  • Provides a visual troubleshooting aid to mechanics.
  • Provides a convenient visual aid to drivers.
  • Reduces requests for unscheduled maintenance.
  • Reduces costly downtime, OOS violations and fines.
  • Reduces frequency of major brake work.


PM inspections Time/Labor/Cost Analysis

Example: 50 tandem axle trucks. Each receiving one PM inspection per month. Average time to properly inspect brake stroke adjustment at 25 minutes using the industry prescribed “Applied Stroke” method. (Requires referencing each brake chamber’s pushrod while brakes are released, then measuring pushrod travel at each wheel position with brakes applied)

With BrakeSentry™ Visual Brake Stroke Indicators:

50 vehicles X 2 minutes = 100 minutes or 1.7 hours per month
1.7 hours per month X 12 months = 20.4 hours per year
$40.00 (labor rate) X 1.7 hrs = $68.00 per month
$68.00 per month X 12 months = $816.00 per year

Without BrakeSentry™ Visual Brake Stroke Indicators:

50 vehicles x 25 minutes = 1,250 or 20.8 hours per month
20.8 hours per month x 12 months = 249.6 hours per year
Average labor rate of $40.00 per hr x 20.8 hours = $832.00 per month
$832.00 per month x 12 months = $9,984.00 per year

The industry prescribed “Applied Stroke” method can now be done in a fraction of the time without having to mark and measure stroke at each wheel position.


Without BrakeSentry™ With BrakeSentry™ Total Savings!
$9,984 / yr $816 / yr$9,168 / yr
249.6 hrs / yr20.4 hrs / yr229.2 hrs / yr

*Note: These calculations are based strictly on scheduled PM inspections and represent minimum annual savings resulting from use of the BrakeSentry.

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