Fleets face a difficult challenge of properly managing their two greatest expenses: tires and fuel. In our current market with rising fuel and tire costs, fleet managers need solutions that will make an impact on their bottom line today. Technology currently exists that is proven to increase fuel efficiency, but these considerations can be expensive to implement and take years for fleets to see a return on investment. A commonly overlooked and cost-effective technology exists in the market to provide increased fuel efficiency and tire life: adaptive wheel-end balancing.
Key takeaways from this webchat will include:
- Balanced vs. unbalanced: why proper balance is recommended
- The different methods of balancing your wheel-ends
- The impact a properly balanced wheel-end has on tread wear and tire life
- How improved tire wear and reduced rolling resistance affects fuel economy
Spekaer – Bob Bortner, territory manager, IMI
Bob Bortner is a Territory Manager at IMI with over 23 years in the trucking industry. His expertise lies in helping fleets with tire maintenance programs and increasing tire mileage. He also has extensive background in heavy truck alignment and shimmy/vibration analysis. He has tracked tires for many fleets and is able to customize tire programs based on specific situations a fleet may encounter.