"After the trailer fire earlier this year, Don (Schumacher) challenged us to find something to help prevent any similar situations from occurring in the future," Beth Hyatt, DSR's hospitality and fleet manager, said in a statement.
That challenge led the Brownsburg-based racing team to the use of TPMS as an effective way to monitor the situation, and then to Advantage PressurePro L.L.C., a Harrisonville, Mo.-based supplier of such systems.
During the five-month pause in the NHRA season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of DSR's trucks and trailers were equipped with PressurePro's PULSE displays and Dynamic Sensors, the company said.
The PressurePro system delivers continuous tire performance data to the drivers to any tire fluctuations, and will indicate when it's necessary to stop.
"Safety is always our No. 1 priority at DSR, and knowing we now have an added layer of protection is important to all of us," Ms. Hyatt said.
Vanessa Hargrave, PressurePro chief operating officer, said DSR "understands, more than most, the significance that proper tire maintenance has not just on your efficiencies while traveling, but to the safety of your drivers, equipment and others on the road."