This is hot off the press. Just minutes ago, the Truck Writers of North America presented Aperia with the TWNA Technical Achievement Award for its Halo tire inflation system. Jim Park of Heavy-Duty Trucking is the committee chair and he presented the award at TMC.
I served on the committee, as did a handful of other editors, representing the industry’s major publications.
Aperia’s Halo Tire Inflator is a bolt-on device that uses the wheel’s own rotational motion to drive an internal pump that operates on a principle similar to a self-winding watch. Aperia says Halo can be used on drive and trailer axles.
When we were evaluating the product we sought out the opinions of people who have experience running the device and we were assured it works as advertised. It’s a clever design and while it may cost a little more than existing tire inflation systems, the beauty is in its simplicity. Check out details here. You can read about the finalists here.
James Menzies is editor of Truck News magazine. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 15 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies. All posts by James Menzies