AKRON, OH… Tires are one of the largest maintenance expenses for trucking fleets and should be managed properly for optimal performance and to help prevent expensive vehicle downtime.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently introduced a new tire management program to help fleets achieve these important objectives.
Goodyear Tire Optix is part of the company’s Total Solution of trusted products, reliable services and fleet management tools, all delivered by a nationwide network dedicated to helping fleets lower their operating costs.
The Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network is made up of more than 2,300 Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center and authorized Goodyear commercial tire dealer locations throughout North America.
“Regular tire inflation and tread level checks are important truck tire management practices,” said Johnny McIntosh, general manager, commercial business solutions, Goodyear.
“Today, most tire technicians measure inflation and tread depth levels with a manual gauge, jot down the results on a piece of paper, and later may key the data into a computer – sometimes taking days to relay the information back to a fleet. We saw an opportunity to streamline this procedure and increase speed and accuracy. The result is our new Tire Optix program.”
Through Goodyear Tire Optix, trained Goodyear truck tire technicians use a special scanning device to electronically record air pressure and tread depth. This information
automatically uploads via Bluetooth to a cloud-based platform in real time for password-protected storage and easy access. Data can then be downloaded through the new Goodyear Tire Optix App for immediate viewing by fleets.
“Goodyear Tire Optix enables faster, more accurate data collection and eliminates the need for manual data entry,” said McIntosh. “Fleets can see information in real time, enabling them to identify maintenance opportunities and immediately adjust their tire management programs, if needed. This helps increase their uptime and improve the utilization of their tire assets”
“The new Goodyear Tire Optix program is the next step in the evolution of truck tire management,” said McIntosh. “We believe it will help fleets enhance their operational efficiency while optimizing their cost-per-mile, and will become an essential part of their tire programs.”
To learn more, visit www.goodyeartrucktires.com.