AKRON — In the year since it launched the suite of Complete Tire Management tools for commercial fleets, Goodyear is claiming its technicians have inspected nearly 4 million tires for customers.
These inspections — conducted through Goodyear-developed tools like Tire Optix, TPMS Plus and CheckPoint — have identified nearly 400,000 potential tire issues like underinflation or worn treads, according to Johnny McIntosh, director, integrated solutions and tire management, for Goodyear.
In doing so, Goodyear has helped fleets "quickly address areas of concern before they lead to larger problems like irregular tire wear or damage," Mr. McIntosh said. "These services have saved fleets both time and money."
Goodyear launched the Complete Tire Management concept in February 2020 at its North America Customer Conference, combining a number of existing tools into a comprehensive inspection process to monitor conditions like tire pressure, temperature and treadwear and alert fleets to irregularities so they can prevent a roadside breakdown.
"As professional truck drivers work overtime amid COVID-19 to keep the supply chain moving, fleets have depended on Goodyear's Complete Tire Management to protect their tire investments and keep drivers on the road, safely," Mr. McIntosh said.
Complete Tire Management is one of three pillars in Goodyear's Total Mobility offering for fleets, the company said, along with the company's range of products and premier service network across North America.