NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2017) — Heavy-duty trailer supplier Meritor Inc. will begin retrofitting trailers with its Meritor Tire Inflation System in a partnership with Velociti Inc., a provider of technology deployment services.
The new partnership seeks to overcome budget constraints and logistics concerns that are seen as the most common reasons fleets don't retrofit existing trailers with tire inflation systems, despite the recognized economic benefits of such systems, according to Velociti President Deryk Powell.
"Fleets recognize that automatic tire inflation systems provide proven, significant savings," Mr. Powell said at a press conference at the Technology & Maintenance Council meeting in Nashville.
"In spite of this, most fleets only adopt ATIS on new trailers at the time of purchase. This approach results in fleets missing out on the benefits of ATIS for large portions of their fleet."