As your truck tires cover mile after mile, it’s important for them to operate efficiently and productively within spec.
By the time you finish reading this article, you’ll realize that ensuring optimal tire performance can be as easy as ABC.
Tire pressure, or a lack thereof, can be a significant driver of overall fuel consumption. In fact, research from NACFE reveals that a 0.5-1.0% increase in fuel consumption is seen in vehicles running with tires underinflated by just 10 PSI. It is important to note the council also found about one in five trailers are
Fleet costs are going through the roof. Fuel prices are setting record highs and strained supply chains create unique challenges. Fleets that manage their biggest spends, like tires, will feel the brunt of today’s market increases. That’s why it’s important to have a holistic tire program that offers a bird’s eye view of overall spends,
Due to a shortage of new commercial vehicles brought on by the pandemic, fleet managers are extending the life cycles of their existing vehicles. In a July Autosphere article Stretched Utilization on Fleet Lifecycles, Chris Hill, wrote, “Fleet managers are responding to the lack of new vehicles by extending the lives of those they currently
The last mile. It’s always been a challenging mile. In the past, deliveries to grocery stores, retail centers, and strip malls had its variables. Bad weather, traffic, crazy drivers, and vehicle problems had to be planned for, in order to improve efficiency and elevate profitability. Logistics optimization strategies were put in place, to save minutes
A tale of the tire tiers– the dividing lines are blurring. Our brains take in a great deal of data every day, and one way we effectively process this gathered information is by categorizing. Details are sorted into categories such as boring/fun, safe/dangerous, useful/useless, good/bad…you get the point. We naturally classify the overflow of data
To be more profitable, it’s obvious that fleets need to focus their attention on the tires they use and consider the total cost of ownership. Strategies need to be put in place to lower the cost per mile. There’s a great deal to be on top of to maximize tire life and lower costs; including