NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2015) — Meritor Inc. has introduced what it's calling the trucking industry's first automatic tire inflation system for linehaul tractors.
The company debuted its MTIS Tire Inflation System for Trucks — aimed at helping reduce the total cost of ownership — at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2015 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.
The MTIS system automatically monitors tire pressure while a vehicle is in motion and inflates an underinflated tire. If there are issues requiring continuous inflation, the system alerts the driver to check the tire or find service as soon as possible, according to Meritor, noting the system “extends tire and wheel component life, improves fuel efficiency and reduces tire wear and maintenance.”
“We listened carefully to customers who have expressed a need to lower costs due to tire underinflation,” said Jay Craig, Meritor's president and chief operating officer. “We're leading the industry