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Deflating tires costs the subject of latest Transportation Matters

TORONTO, Ont. -- The latest episode of Transportation Matters looks at a new technology the City of Toronto is usin...


TORONTO, Ont. — The latest episode of Transportation Matters looks at a new technology the City of Toronto is using to deflate its tire-related expenses.

Goodyear’s DuraSeal technology allows tires to seal themselves after receiving a puncture up to 1/4″ in diameter. The City of Toronto is one of the first Canadian municipalities to invest in the technology on its refuse trucks.

Ross Petrini, the city’s maintenance manager, says the fleet of of over 300 garbage packers has seen a 75% reduction in flats since rolling out the DuraSeal tire. That has saved the city about $600 per day in service calls.

Find out more about the technology and how it works by watching the May 8 episode of Transportation Matters in the Multimedia section of trucknews.com.


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