ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (July 17, 2013) — TireStamp Inc. has released what it's calling the industry's first comprehensive tire and wheel maintenance program customizable to an individual fleet's operating needs.
Each custom-tailored program incorporates the latest industry recommended practices and procedures for maintaining commercial truck and bus tires and wheels, TireStamp said, and is designed to fit a fleet's specific operations, outsourced tire maintenance and product preferences.
TireStamp President Peggy Fisher said "a high percentage of for-hire and private carriers as well as bus and motorcoach fleets do not have a documented tire maintenance manual, so their maintenance programs for tires and wheels are not well communicated to their personnel and to their outsourced tire service providers.
"As a result, bad practices creep into tire maintenance and the policies that the fleet believes it has established are not followed by its own maintenance staff nor by its tire dealers and retreaders. A written tire and wheel maintenance program eliminates confusion and is a reference that ensures the correct maintenance practices are employed by everyone to properly maintain the fleet's tires and wheels."
With TireStamp's new tire and wheel maintenance plan, a fleet completes a comprehensive questionnaire that provides information specific to its maintenance operations and product preferences. The information is linked to an automated template that generates a fleet-specific program containing the fleet's tire and wheel maintenance policies that fit its operations and use industry best practices. The program takes advantage of TireStamp's TireVigil TPMS software, according to the company, and integrates the visibility of tire pressure and temperature status.
Maintaining vehicles is what maintenance managers in many commercial fleets know best, TireStamp said, noting however that putting that knowledge into an organized set of processes for the entire organization "is often a difficult task for most technically and mechanically oriented people." The firm said its maintenance program makes it "easy, painless and fast."
Other tire maintenance-related services provided by TireStamp include: Tire Maintenance Facility Evaluations; Tire Maintenance Processes and Procedures Evaluations; and Tire and Wheel Maintenance/Servicing Training that is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
More information is available on TireStamp's website or by calling 248-373-0312.
Editor's note: Peggy Fisher writes a commercial tire service column for Tire Business.