Strick Trailers says the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) is now the “preferred” tire management system on its Strick, Cheetah and Evans product lines. The system’s patented ThermALERT heat-sensor technology, usually an option, has been made standard equipment with MTIS. It alerts drivers to elevated wheel-end temperatures.
MTIS automatically monitors and maintains consistent air pressure in heavy-duty trailer tires, helping to decrease tire blowouts. ThermALERT helps drivers to take preventive action that avoids damage caused by high wheel-end temperatures. The combined system should reduce downtime and maintenance costs.
With fuel costs continuing to rise, maximizing tire-management efficiency seems to be an increasingly popular way to control cost-per-mile numbers.
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