The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has just completed a revision of its Tire Pressure Systems Confidence Report. The original report was published in 2013, but developments in tire pressure monitoring and inflation lead NACFE to revise the report.
The report noted that fleets will see increased productivity when tires are properly inflated and yet statistics show that only 46% of all tractor tires and 38% of all trailer tires inspected are within ±5 psi of their target inflation pressure.
“Anything we can do to help protect the most abused piece of equipment in the industry, the trailers, is a significant gain,” said Jerry Mastin, director of fleet maintenance, Carter Express. “It makes the drivers more efficient if we can take the trailer tire pressure maintenance responsibility off their hands.”
The report identified five types of tire pressure systems: tire pressure monitoring systems, dual tire pressure equalizers, automatic tire inflation systems, central tire inflation systems and passive pressure containment approaches.
The NACFE web page for the free download is here.