Under inflated tires remain the #1 cause of tire failure. Running on improper pressures leads to heat buildup, ply separation, sidewall/casing breakdowns and more, resulting in over 40,000 accidents and more than 600 fatalities each year in America alone.
More, improper inflation diminishes braking capabilities and vehicle handling, resulting in further safety complications for drivers.
PROTECTING YOUR OPERATORS, AND YOUR EQUIPMENT.
Reduced Emissions: Under inflated tires are estimated by the Department of Transportation to release over 57,500,000,000 pounds of unnecessary carbon monoxide pollutants into the atmosphere each year.
Lowered Use of Raw Materials: Under inflated tires decrease tire life, requiring increased use of raw materials to produce new (or recap existing) tires.
Decreased Roadside and Landfill Waste: Properly inflated tires lead to decreased blowouts, reduced tire breakdown and extended tire life, equating to less roadside pollution, decreased air particle pollution and reduced tires in our landfills.
KEEPING OUR ROADS, AND OUR OFF-ROADS, BEAUTIFUL.
Running tires with optimal pressures gives drivers and fleets numerous monetary advantages including:
Increased Fuel Efficiency: Under inflated tires waste over 2,000,000,000 gallons of fuel each year in the US alone. Further, underinflated tires can decrease a vehicle’s average MPG by as much as 3.3%.
Extended Tire Life: Underinflation is the #1 cause of tire failure, contributing to tire disintegration, heat buildup, ply separation, sidewall damage and casing breakdown. More, a difference of 10 psi on a set of duals drags the lower pressure tire 13 feet per mile, erasing tread further decreasing life.
Downtime and Maintenance: Under inflated tires lead to blown/damaged tires and increased roadside downtime. The Department of Transportation states that on average, 7-9% of vehicles experience roadside downtime due to problems caused by low tire inflation each year, with an average repair cost between $700 and $900. Further items to consider are missed delivery slots, man hour time, customer satisfaction and more, leading to significant costs.
KEEPING YOUR BOTTOM LINE, IN TIP-TOP SHAPE.
Improved CSA Scores: Under inflated tires reflect negatively on CSA scores, with a single low tire penalty equating up to 8 points.
IMPROVING YOUR CSA SCORES