At IMI, we are focused on identifying solutions for trucking industry challenges. We’ve built our reputation on providing fleet managers and drivers with extraordinary solutions to the challenges they face each day. We use the best testing and maintenance tracking technology available.
How many of these issues sound familiar?
The Problem: Unbalanced tires mean uneven tread wear – and that means poor fuel efficiency. The last 20% of tread life can realize a 6.5% savings over a new tire. If your tires need to be replaced before that last 20% can be fully taken advantage of, you lose out on substantial cost savings. Plus, you take on the cost of more frequent tire replacement.
The Solution: A balanced tire wears evenly and is far less prone to vibration. Tire life is extended and the need to replace those tires occurs far less often, saving time and money. A better system of wheel balancing keeps your tires on the road longer.
The Problem: Unbalanced tires also mean an accelerated shortening of the tire life. At nearly 200 pounds per wheel assembly, even one unbalanced tire will cause tire vibrations that can lead to disaster on the road. Yet replacing or rebalancing tires is expensive.
The Problem: An underinflated tire wears excessively on the edges, shortening tire life. Additional stress caused by under-inflation can lead to weakened belt packages and eventual tire failure.
The Solution: With properly maintained air pressure, tires will wear more evenly and prevent potentially catastrophic tire and casing failures. Air-loss prevention is the key to extending tire and wheel longevity.
The Problem: All tires are prone to puncture. Certain heavy use tires, such as those used with farm equipment or garbage trucks, are especially prone to injury because of the environments in which they operate. Punctures are not always immediately noticeable and a slow leak can be frustrating – and expensive – to find and fix.
The Solution: While tire injuries can never be completely prevented, a sealant placed inside the tire can quickly repair those leaks to ensure your trucks keep rolling at full pressure and peak efficiency.
The Problem: Truck wheel assemblies are exposed to a lot of harsh punishment. As the miles build up, so do rust and corrosion. A blowout or a wheel-off can be both frightening and dangerous.
The Solution: Wheel refinishing, when done correctly, reduces wheel deterioration caused by rust and corrosion. It also allows early identification of cracks or other damage which may require a wheel to be taken out of service.
The Problem: In addition to the danger involved in losing a wheel, replacing it means downtime for your driver and higher cost per mile for you.
The Solution: Regularly inspecting each wheel for loosening wheel nuts will reduce the likelihood of a wheel-off. Loose-nut indicators provide a quick visual early warning of potential danger.
The Problem:Fleet managers are charged with decreasing cost per mile. Every tire-related issue your fleet faces results in time spent in maintenance and repair rather than on the road. Each tick of the clock not spent on the road drives CPM higher. These costs add up quickly both in replacement equipment and in lost time.
The Solution: When you know the products you use are created from experience and road-tested for the highest quality and efficiency, you can feel confident that your CPM is constantly benefitting from their use.
The Problem: Your drivers put in long hours and work hard to meet your company’s goals. Nobody wants to work in an environment that feels unsafe or uncomfortable. If your drivers feel that way, they may leave to work for the competition.
The Solution: Proper wheel and tire maintenance ensures a smooth, comfortable and safe ride - allowing your drivers to focus on getting to their destination rather than worrying about a breakdown or catastrophic loss.