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Goodyear launches new purchase options for CheckPoint devices

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David Sickels is the Senior Editor of Fleet Equipment. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will now offer customized leasing options for Goodyear CheckPoint, a drive-over reader device that automatically inspects tire pressure and tread depth and sends actionable insights to fleet managers. The company says that these new leasing options will make Goodyear CheckPoint more accessible to Goodyear national account fleets of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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According to the company, the way it works is that with Goodyear CheckPoint installed at a fleet yard entrance, the in-ground device automatically scans passing trucks and triggers alerts to fleet maintenance teams if there are any immediate tire concerns that require attention, such as low pressure or tread wear. This solution enables large numbers of vehicles to be inspected and offers a frequently updated snapshot of a fleet’s overall tire program health, Goodyear says.

“The cool thing about it is that you don’t need sensors on the tires, built into the tires, screwed onto the tires – it’s just that system itself,” says Austin Crayne, business development manager at Goodyear.

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This year alone, Goodyear CheckPoint devices in North America have automatically inspected more than 1.5 million tires and alerted fleets to 126,000 potential issues.

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