Data Shows Tire Inflation Systems Reduce Inspection Time

SAN ANTONIO, TX – There may be a secret when it comes to reducing the time spent in having to deal with truck inspectors.

Data collected from fleets indicate those with automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS) on their trailers reduce the time spent in roadside inspections, according to Pressure Systems International.

This maker of ATIS said its data shows the time saved during these routine inspections generates additional uptime and reduces costs for fleets using automatic tire inflations systems on their equipment.

The data collected by PSI indicates that the difference in inspection time between trailers with ATIS and those without the systems is a reduction, on average of 17 minutes. 

In the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance regulatory guidelines, which sets standards for roadside truck inspections, enforcement officers are to check off whether tires on vehicles they are inspecting have low inflation pressure. To do that they must review a load/inflation chart for the given tire size and load range, according to PSI.

“CVSA inspectors realize that it is not necessary to check the tire inflation on trailers with automatic inflation systems because they always have the correct air pressure,” said Al Cohn, PSI’s director of new market development and engineering support. “They can utilize their time more efficiently looking at the tires for damage, wear or other issues because they know they won’t find any under-inflated tires if these systems are present”

PSI markets and sells its products in North America through Meritor as the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI. 

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