HOW WE MAINTAIN
Safety is top of mind for many fleet owners, and it’s no wonder why. A safe, well-maintained fleet not only reduces unnecessary delays and downtime, but can protect you against life-threatening accidents.
WHERE IT STARTS
Semi-truck tire and wheel assemblies are exposed to many different types of road conditions. As the miles build-up, so do the risks. Keeping routine maintenance at the forefront of a fleet’s priorities is crucial to keeping not only the drivers, but roadways safe.
It is crucial for a fleet to have a proactive maintenance program, especially one that involves the upkeep of their wheel end. With the cost of tires being one of the highest expenses for a fleet, keeping them at their ideal tire pressure will help maximize their life.
Appearance and safety often go hand in hand. When you take your vehicle to the car wash, you choose to get it cleaned not just because it will improve its appearance, but because regular washing saves your vehicle from salt, rust, and damage. Wheel safety and appearance also go hand-in-hand.
Preventative maintenance is your top priority going into winter climates whether you have a few commercial trucks or more than a dozen. This guide helps you understand how to get your trucks and drivers ready for winter, gives you tips on what to stock up on, and provides a few ideas on what to expect during the next few months.
Mounting a wheel seems simple enough. Pop it on, use a torque wrench to tighten the lug nuts, and you’re good to go. But this step is a lot more crucial than you think. You want to be sure the wheel is mounted correctly and maintained properly to increase safety at the wheel end. We have a few simple tips that can help you make sure your wheels are road-ready.
While tire injuries can never be completely prevented, a sealant placed inside the tire can quickly repair those leaks to keep your trucks rolling at full pressure and peak efficiency. Tire Sealants from IMI immediately and permanently repair multiple punctures to your tire up to ¼ inch from the inside. This sealing capacity reduces the risk of your tires going flat or blowing out on the road, keeping your drivers safe until their next maintenance check. Tire sealant solutions from IMI also offer seven times more corrosion resistance than tires without tire sealant. When your trucks have IMI Tire Sealant, you’ll know they won’t get derailed by simple punctures your tires face every day.
Properly maintained wheels keep your fleet running smoothly and can spell the difference between safety and disaster. By working with a service provider to have your wheels refinished with the IMI MILCURE system, you can rest assured that your wheels will be properly inspected pre- and post-blast, and that they will be refinished to the highest technical recommendations of TMC and OSHA. The shot media, powder coating, and professional expertise unique to the IMI MILCURE system will ensure your refinished commercial wheels will be safe and reliable – keeping your fleet on the road and looking professional.
CHECKPOINT lug nut indicators offer a reliable, visual indication of loose lug nuts and overall wheel health – and act as a simple visual inspection method to make predictive maintenance easier than ever before.
The IMI ALUMINATOR is the new innovative way to effectively and efficiently clean aluminum wheels. It was developed with both safety and appearance in mind. Using a combination of components, consumables, and inspections, the IMI ALUMINATOR produces a safe and clean wheel as recommended by TMC standards.
ONLINE MAINTENANCE GUIDE: THE LIFE OF A TRUCK
Whether you run a fleet or are only beginning your driving career, this guide will help you understand the little things that add up to big wins in fleet productivity.