P.S.I. announces ThermALERT product, solution advancements
The real-time reporting from Digital ThermALERT aids in identifying the normal wheel-end operating temperature of a user’s equipment.
Tire technology and advancements far and wide
Tire manufacturers continue to improve the performance and longevity of wide-base tires.
Understanding the cost of truck tire underinflation: An afternoon with P.S.I.
The price of gas steadily climbs along with consumer expectations in the growing market. Now, more than ever, fleet operators are depending on their trucks to get the job done right and in a timely manner. That cannot be done if your trailers are rolling on underinflated tires. Tire pressure plays an important role in
Yes, it’s another story about truck tire inflation (and yes, it’s that important)
You’d think after the litany of tire inflation stories that Fleet Equipment has churned out over the decades, there would be nothing left to say about it. Yet, inflation-related issues continue to plague fleet maintenance budgets, be it through lost efficiency due to under- or over-inflation or in tire failures or early tire pulls, prematurely
Aperia Technologies expands Halo Connect functionality
Aperia Technologies Inc. announced an expansion of Halo Connect, its tire analytics platform that aims to enable commercial fleets to reduce unplanned tire-related downtime. Introduced in limited quantities earlier this year, Halo Connect now features vehicle location and service insights, in addition to tire tread depth and replacement tracking. Halo Connect leverages proprietary algorithms trained
P.S.I. automatic tire inflation system now the exclusive option on CIMC Revere Chassis
The automatic tire inflation system from Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) is the exclusive option on CIMC Intermodal Equipment’s new Revere Chassis carrying the extended Perfect-10-Year Warranty.
P.S.I., Meritor discuss GHG legislation, rising fuel costs at annual event
Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) and Meritor recently invited fleet and service managers and members of the media to its annual fleet technology event to discuss the benefits of their Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) and show how adopting this technology can benefit fleets preparing to face rising fuel costs and upcoming greenhouse gas emissions legislation.
The ins and outs of trailer tire inflation technology
One of the biggest culprits behind tire costs, if not the biggest, is improper inflation, which is why many fleets turn to technology to help avoid these problems and save money and time.
Protecting tire PSI: Adding TPMS, ATIS, TiS helps protect your investment
Fleet managers are well aware of the importance of proper tire inflation to protect tires. Many are earlier adopters of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and/or automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS or TIS). Choosing the right systems for each application is important part of protecting your investment, but which one to choose? Picking the right
The importance of tire pressure monitoring
Keeping a close eye on tire pressure can also impact your bottom line. Under-inflated tires flex excessively under load, producing heat and increasing rolling resistance, which wastes fuel. Tires inflated 10 PSI below recommended levels can reduce truck fuel economy up to 1%. In addition, stress from flexing causes fast and uneven wear, shortening the
Rolling as part of a system
Recently, while discussing radial truck tire performance with several seasoned industry veterans, a valid and useful point was raised. Several decades ago, many truck tire problems used to be finally diagnosed as simply that “tire problems.” This is less the case in recent years. Tire performance is best understood and more expediently diagnosed when considered