In the past, safety solutions were often viewed as an unnecessary luxury in the commercial fleet industry. “Don’t have it; don’t need it” was a common phrase and is still one that many owners and manufacturers might say today. There was no rush to install a high-end safety system when the mirrors and reverse alerts
Tire manufacturers continue to improve the performance and longevity of wide-base tires.
Buckle up and let’s get rolling with the biggest component stories of 2022.
SAF-Holland has upgraded its SAF Tire Pilot Plus (TPP), replacing the mechanical regulator assembly with a new electronically controlled regulator assembly. This new electronically controlled regulator will provide improved control accuracy and pressure control capabilities in addition to the ability to digitally communicate via Bluetooth technology to a smart phone app, the company says. The
ATEQ TPMS Tools recently announced the addition of the VT Truck 2.0 to the ATEQ TPMS tool lineup following the success of the VT Truck tool. As commercial truck TPMS legislation becomes more prevalent across North America and Europe, a modern and adaptable device is needed to keep up with the fast-paced environment. The ATEQ VT
While National Tire Safety Week is only recognized between June 27 and July 3, we took it upon ourselves here at FE to remind you that in order to properly maintain truck safety equipment, minimize tire failure, and maximize fuel economy, frequent tire inspections should be a regular practice for fleets year round. Keeping each
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
Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has launched a Dealer Direct Ship Program for its TireView Tire Pressure Monitoring System and accessory components through the Aurora Parts and Service Dealer Network. TireView by P.S.I. offers tire management solutions for trucks, tractors, and trailers of all sizes and configurations, the company noted. TireView simplifies the pre-and post-trip inspections
Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced its next-generation tire pressure control system, TireMaax Pro-LB, which the company says will be available for purchase in the second half of 2021. This system builds on the technology of TireMaax Pro which inflates, relieves and equalizes tire pressures across all wheel positions with the added benefit of
Alcoa Wheels has launched a new forged aluminum Dual Valve wheel, which the company says contains a second valve stem allowing the TPMS sensor to operate on one valve while air pressure is serviced on the other. It was developed in collaboration with Doran Manufacturing. “The sensor that goes on the valve stem is a
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
Proper tire pressure matters so much. With National Tire Safety Week 2021 coming up, the following tips from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems remind fleets and owner-operators across North America just how big an impact the air in your tires has on how much fuel you burn, how much downtime you risk and the effectiveness of