"Poorly managed tires can affect the overall tire life, fuel efficiency and vehicle uptime. That's why we have introduced Tire Management and remain committed to helping fleets achieve operational and financial efficiencies."
The suite of products and services enable companies to focus on their fleet management and business operations while Goodyear monitors their tires and provides actionable and insightful information to activate tire service where needed.
Fleets that have tested Goodyear Tire Management have reduced emergency service spend, increased tire life and improved retreadability, Mr. McIntosh said without disclosing specifics.
Goodyear Tire Management incorporates four primary products:
1. Tire Optix — a digital inspection tool set that helps fleets detect critical tire data, such as tire pressure, tread depth and tire wear conditions, quickly and accurately via real-time alerts and detailed inspection results.
2. CheckPoint — a drive-over reader device that provides automated inspections of tire pressure and tread depth. Positioned at a fleet yard entrance, this in-ground device scans passing trucks and triggers alerts to fleet maintenance if there are any immediate tire concerns that require attention. This solution enables large numbers of vehicles to be inspected efficiently and offers a frequently updated snapshot of tire health.
3. TPMS Plus — an on-vehicle monitoring system that evaluates tire conditions in real-time using Goodyear's fleet-specific algorithms. TPMS Plus helps fleets identify critical issues, such as tire air leaks and high temperatures, while also providing predictive tire maintenance analytics to help reduce tire-related roadside breakdowns.
4. TireReady — a tire subscription program designed to meet the needs of individual fleets. Goodyear and its dealer network will manage and optimize the lifecycle of a tire, from new tire choices to retreads, monitoring, service, analytics and more.