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Tire Management Isn’t a Bunch of Hot Air: Reduce Costs with Tech

Reduce accidents, save fuel.

Turning a profit as a motor carrier is — and always has been — a difficult proposition. With ever-shrinking margins, increased fuel costs, and robust competition, motor carriers now have to look to every element of their operation for cost-savings. And that includes the part of the truck where the rubber, very literally, meets the road.

According to the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council, tire under-inflation by as little as 10% can result in a 1.5% decline in fuel economy; tire under-inflation by 20% can result in a 30% reduction in tire life.

All told, tire under-inflation leads to the following statistics:

  • 80,000 accidents per year
  • 90% of all tire failures
  • 5.4 million gallons of wasted fuel each day

If you’re a fleet manager, or even an owner-operator, finding a way to ensure that your tractor and trailer tires are properly inflated could save you a lot of money in the long run.

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