Bendix SmarTire TPMS now offers crucial trailer tire information to both fleets and drivers

TPMS technology connects wirelessly with SafetyDirect to help maximize safety and fuel economy.

SafetyDirect, in addition to delivering SmarTire TPMS data, also provides fleet operators with critical safety performance information related to the following Bendix on-board safety technologies: Bendix Wingman Advanced – A Collision Mitigation Technology, Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system, and AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System from Bendix CVS.

"SmarTire provides critical tire data that prompts fleets and drivers to make adjustments to improve fuel economy, tire life, and, most importantly, safety," said Jon Intagliata, product manager for TPMS at Bendix. "Adding this technology to both tractors and trailers expands fleets' opportunities to positively impact their bottom lines through better gas mileage and longer lasting tires."

To assist fleets with managing the increasing costs of both fuel and tires, SmarTire TPMS provides drivers with the necessary information to keep their tires properly inflated. Tire underinflation by as little as 10 percent results in a 1.5 percent drop in fuel economy, which can increase fuel spending by up to $1,000 per year for a single truck. Underinflation by 20 percent results in a 30 percent reduction in tire life.

Industrywide, underinflation and excessive heat are responsible for 90 percent of tire failures, and almost half of all emergency service road calls are tire related. By eliminating a single road service call, SmarTire TPMS for trailers pays for itself. Additionally, underinflated tires are considered violations in CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) scoring, which can adversely affect a fleet's and driver's bottom line.

SmarTire for trailers can be installed as a stand-alone system or in conjunction with SmarTire tractor systems.

Fleets of all types can benefit from SmarTire for trailers, particularly specialty haulers and fleets operating high-cost trailers, high-value cargo, refurbished trailers and wide-base single tires.

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