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Answering your tire pressure management questions

You’ve heard the stats: tires are the second-highest annual cost for the average fleet, behind fuel; and a major component of that is tire pressure. But why is that, and what can you do about it? FE spoke with many major players in the truck tire industry to answer your biggest questions about tire pressure

How to save $1,000 per truck, per year

What if there was a simple way to save as much as $1,000 per vehicle, per year on fuel and maintenance costs? Depending on the state of your tires, there might be. That’s how much you could be losing out on just because your trucks and/or trailers are running on improperly-inflated tires, according to the

Podcast: Aperia’s Josh Carter on tire telematics and the value of proper tire pressure

On the newest episode of the Fleet Future podcast, we’re talking tires–tire telematics, specifically. Aperia’s Josh Carter stops by to talk about what fleets can get if they invest in tire tracking and telematics, and the importance of proper tire pressure. Listen below, and catch up with past episodes of Fleet Future here.

SAF-Holland’s Kent Jones on supporting customers, developing solutions and gaining market share

SAF-Holland President—Americas, Kent Jones, shares his view on the brand’s successes, the challenges it faces, and what it will take to continue growth.

Hendrickson introduces new tire pressure control system

Hendrickson has introduced Tiremaax Pro-LB, a next-generation update of the Tiremaax Pro trailer tire inflation system. Tiremaax Pro-LB adds the ability to adjust tire pressure based on load.

Tracking truck tire inflation can pay dividends

According to the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Association (ATA), a constant 20% underinflation in a commercial vehicle tire increases tread wear by 25% and reduces the tire lifetime by 30%. This results in significant increase in tire costs for a fleet. It also increases fuel costs. Underinflation of just 10 PSI

Capturing truck tire data during service: Why it matters and how you do it

Controlling tire cost is likely one of the biggest bullet points on your service to-do list. Despite daily checks and PM practices, unplanned tire service events still happen. Sometimes they can’t be avoided, but oftentimes they can be if you’re looking at the right data. It’s imperative that you are capturing the right tire during

Summer time tire troubles

The summer months of July and August can take a serious toll on your tires. Treadwear is more rapid because of the combination of higher ambient and higher road surface temperatures, and heat has always been a tire’s worst enemy. Maintaining proper tire pressures is always important to maximize treadwear, fuel economy, and retreadability. In

Tires Wheels Column
What’s the best pressure for the tires in your fleet?

Choosing the recommended tire pressure specification seems like a very simple process. There are load/inflation tables published by all the tire companies and easily found on their respective websites. Recommended tire pressure should always be based on the worst case load scenario for your vehicle. Even if you are running fully loaded only 10% of

What's the best tire pressure for your fleet?
Understanding truck tires and air pressure

Since loads vary by wheel position, using the load/inflation tables published by any tire manufacturer will determine the proper tire pressure based on the specific load.