Haulier to roll out tyre pressure monitoring after trial pays for itself23 May 2014

Devereux Transport is to roll out Continental's tyre pressure monitoring system across its fleet, after a trial installation detected pressure loss and prevented a roadside repair.

Devereux fitted the ContiPressureCheck system to a mid-lift axle Volvo FH12 tractor and tri-axle Montracon trailer – and the result, says the haulier, means the system paid for itself immediately.

"The in-cab monitor bleeped straight away to alert the driver that there was a loss in pressure in one of his tyres," says Jimmy Savage, Devereux's workshop manager.

"The puncture could be repaired and that saved the cost of a new tyre, which meant that the system paid for itself in the first instance that it detected a problem."

Teesside-based Devereux fitted the trial system itself and says it was very simple to do.

ContiPressureCheck incorporates a measurement device, fitted inside each tyre. It is housed in a robust container and glued to the inner surface of the tread.

Integrated sensors monitor tyre pressure and temperature, and deliver data wirelessly via a control unit to a display in the cab.

The company is now planning to introduce the system across its fleet of 90 trucks and 200 trailers.

Laura Cork

Related Companies
Continental Tyre Group Ltd
Montracon Ltd

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