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The biggest truck component stories of 2022

Buckle up and let’s get rolling with the biggest component stories of 2022.

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Pressure Systems International announces new organizational appointments

Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has made the following personnel appointments to further strengthen their organization. James Sharkey has been promoted to president of P.S.I. and will continue to guide the company in new directions, domestically and internationally. Celebrating over 38 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry, Sharkey previously served as vice president of global sales

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Sensata Technologies develops Bluetooth Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Sensata Technologies announced it has developed a new Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for vehicle OEMs. Sensata’s new BLE TPMS leverages its tire pressure monitoring sensors by replacing the ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio with BLE radio to enable two-way communication. These new BLE TPMS solutions are available in both clamp-in and snap-in configurations, are

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Focus on tire pressure to save tires, time and money at the pump

You’ve seen it in the headlines and all over social media: The price of diesel is climbing. Now, more than ever, it’s important to make every penny count by being sure there is nothing negatively impacting your truck’s fuel economy. Underinflated tires are among one of the most common reasons for insufficient gas mileage and

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Why tire data matters even with automatic inflation

Telematics offer fleets quantifiable savings, arguably none more so than with tire costs. Along with drivers and fuel, tires rank in the top tier of costs incurred by fleets. Maintaining proper inflation of those tires can reduce those costs by extending tire life by 10% or more and protecting tire casing integrity for retreading. Proper

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Truck tire pressure: If you’re using a bat, you’re doing it wrong

Suppliers are in full agreement, perhaps best summed up by Mike Steiner, customer engineering support time zone referent at Michelin North America Inc.: “Striking a tire with a bat or hammer to determine air pressure is a method worth forgetting. There is no replacement for the high-quality, calibrated tire gauge. It remains the most effective

Sensata Technologies meets commercial vehicle regulations

Sensata Technologies announced its Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) have been selected by multiple commercial tractor and trailer manufacturers to meet new and emerging vehicle standards and regulations worldwide. Specifically designed for the commercial vehicle market, Sensata’s TPMS solution is a complete system consisting of wireless sensors, receivers and an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that communicates with the vehicle over

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The ROI of truck tire pressure telematics

Tire management is important and data is important, yet when the two come together it can be overwhelming. Tire costs often top the list of major expenses (if not take pole position) and so much data is coming at you from so many components that it can be difficult to weed through the details. That’s

Booming demand, strained supply and delivering data with Hendrickson’s new CEO, Pres.

Conventional 2022 trucking industry predictions basically boil down to, “Meet the New Year, same as the old year.” At least in the first quarter to through the first half, strong demand will continue, as well supply constraints. We’ve heard it from ACT Research, and Hendrickson’s newly appointed president and CEO, Matt Joy, doubled down on

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Five truck trend takeaways from August

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from August focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. We had electric truck questions, and fleets had answers With electric trucks starting to make their way into fleets’

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Telematics solutions that can tell you if your truck has a service problem

Do I have a service problem? Whenever a fault code is triggered or a telematics alert goes out, it’s one of the first questions fleet managers have. Telematics systems are evolving to present information more actionable—providing guidance in the form of prescriptive maintenance—as opposed to alerts that don’t give you much direction. The onus of

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Adding intelligence to tire inflation with Hendrickson WATCHMAN

Maintaining the proper tire pressure is crucial to tractor-trailer productivity and efficiency. It impacts everything from MPG to safety. While the road is often punishing on tires, the last thing you need is to miss those small things that make a big impact. A nail in a tire for example– something that slowly bleeds out