NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Fleet Care technology has surpassed 200 million tire pressure readings in 2023, the highest annual total of tire pressure readings to date, according to the company, across its truck/bus radial (TBR) and its off-the road (OTR) businesses.
The software application, Bridgestone said, is designed to address specific tire issues and mitigate maintenance for fleet owners, with the goal of reducing downtime and enhancing safety.
Fleets that use the software have access to tire inflation pressure and temperature, giving them a way to monitor each tire through its use.
Jon Kimpel, president, Advanced Tire Solutions, Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, called the milestone exciting.
"As a result, customers have begun to experience the full benefits of this integrated technology as part of a comprehensive tire program through Bridgestone," he said
Among the entities who use the system, Bridgestone said, is the city of Yakima, Wash., which enabled tire-monitoring services integration with more than 225 sensors installed on 22 vehicles.
Bridgestone said the customer has had nearly 6 million sensor readings, reporting a 98% reduction in road service for its waste fleet, as well as a time savings of one to two hours per day by monitoring air pressure through the mobile app.