Bendix offers advice during National Tire Safety Week

Asserts that proper tire inflation and temperature monitoring improve safety.

Proper tire pressure management also helps fleets address the increasing costs of fuel and tires. 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.

The SmarTire system offers additional benefits when it is linked with Safety Direct from Bendix CVS, a Web portal that allows fleet owners to analyze real-time, wirelessly transmitted safety information. As tire pressures, temperatures, and alerts are sent to the back office, fleet maintenance teams can plan vehicle service before it even reaches the shop. Fleets and drivers can also conduct tire inspections and maintenance more efficiently since terminal operators can tell in advance which tires may need pressure adjustment.

The SmarTire systems from Bendix CVS are part of the company's ever-growing portfolio of technology developments that delivers on safety, plus other areas critical to fleets' success. By improving vehicle performance and efficiency and providing unparalleled post-sales support, Bendix aims to improve highway safety for everyone, while helping fleets and drivers strengthen return on investment in equipment and technology.

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