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by as little as 2 percent can exhibit irregular wear
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies
costs for a fleet.
show a 10 percent longer tire life when using tire
Tire underinflation also increases fuel costs.
and other tire issues," Reinhart explains. "In addition,
inflation systems. Continuous inflation helps to
Underinflation of just 10 psi reduces fuel economy
mismatches between identical tires can be caused by
prevent early retreading and reduces overall fleet
by 1 percent. Additionally, improper tire inflation
differences in air pressure, causing irregular wear in
tire costs.
increases tire-related costs by approximately $600
a 'tall tire, short tire' pattern. Variances as small as 5
Ü Increased fuel economy. Based on a FMCSA realto $800 annually per tractor-trailer combination,
psi can cause the tires to be mismatched."
world study on using tire inflation systems, these
Reinhart notes.
Specifying TPMS or ATIS can help fleets prevent
systems have proven to provide a 1.4 percent aver"Tires typically lose up to 2 percent of their air
mismatches and underinflation and can alert fleets to
pressure every month. A tire that is underinflated
age improvement in fuel economy per vehicle.
system issues before any critical damage to tires occurs.
Ü Reduced maintenance
costs. This is achieved
through less time spent
manually checking and
adjusting air pressure, and
by lengthening the intervals between retreads.
Ü Improved safety. Tire
monitoring systems are
designed to help prevent
underinflation which is
the leading cause of tire
blowouts, help reduce the
risk of road accidents, and
deliver real-time warnings of any tire issues.
Not only does TPMS
eliminate the need for
frequent manual pressure
checks, but the system also
ensures greater accuracy.
When checking tire pressure, a manual gauge may
not be properly calibrated
As the pioneers in the fluid
which can lead to inaccuexchange market, ESOC
rate tire pressure readings
Commercial Truck, Inc. is always
and the potential to overevolving to provide the best
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solutions for heavy and light
may not be compensated for
duty diesel fluid maintenance.
completing pre-trip inspecThrough OEM requests and with
tions, leading to potentially
customer feedback driving develhurried inspections, if they
opment, ESOC innovation is the
are completed at all.
leader in the industry. Today ESOC
Instead of checking tire
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the technology it has produced.
every pre-trip inspection,
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other tire damage.
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"As a driver, you still want
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Are all systems secure?
Cover Story: Connecting to the future
Vehicles: Engine trends impacting performance and fuel efficiency
In the Bay: Understanding tire pressure monitoring and management systems
Shop Operations: How fleets can benefit from RCM
Management: Are you a good global citizen?
Economic Outlook: WDTKAWDTKI?
Powertrain: What are fault code action plans, and how can they help improve the vehicle diagnostic process?
Braking & Collision Avoidance: How will electric vehicles impact commercial truck braking systems?
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: Differences servicing air disc brakes versus drum brakes
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: Are you a good global citizen?
Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook: WDTKAWDTKI?
Fleet Maintenance - Powertrain: What are fault code action plans, and how can they help improve the vehicle diagnostic process?
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Fleet Maintenance - Braking & Collision Avoidance: How will electric vehicles impact commercial truck braking systems?
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