Make your fleet safer and more efficient with TPMS by Axscend
To maximise fleet efficiency, monitoring tyre pressure is essential. Underinflated tyres can lead to blowouts, which not only results in downtime but can also put the safety of the driver and other road users at risk. As underinflated tyres sag at each side, it causes the rolling resistance to increase. Because more energy is required to overcome the rolling resistance, more fuel is used.
TPMS by Axscend lets you monitor the tyre pressure across your entire fleet and know where there are issues that need to be addressed. Alerts are sent if the pressure in any trailer tyre drops below a pre-defined threshold. When it shows green tyres are OK, amber indicates there’s an issue to check, and red which is critical and requires immediate attention. Being aware of tyre pressure problems before they become serious allows you to take action quickly before it results in downtime, risks the safety of the driver and other road users, or costs you a fortune in excess fuel being used.
To ensure accuracy, TPMS not only measures tyre pressure but the air temperature too.
TPMS can save you thousands of pounds in fuel and breakdown costs. As an investment in your trailer fleet, effective tyre pressure monitoring delivers year on year savings, as well as improved efficiency and safety.
Roadside tyre failure is the biggest preventable cause of breakdown in commercial vehicle fleets. Punctures frequently go unnoticed until a breakdown occurs. Early warning from TPMS means preventative tyre maintenance action can be taken before any permanent damage is caused to the tyre. Any wasteful down time is greatly reduced.
Reduce Fuel Usage
Fuel use increases dramatically if tyres are under-inflated, so maintaining correct pressures is really important. Our TPMS sensors check pressure and temperature every few seconds while the trailer is in use, and adjustable alert levels mean that a clear warning is given for any divergence from the optimum pressures. Using TPMS dramatically reduces the amount of fuel used. Not only does this save you a fortune in fuel costs, it also reduces your CO2 emissions, which for anyone in transportation is great.
Blowouts are invariably caused by a tyre being over-stressed. Heat builds up, the side-wall begins to de-laminate and eventually, the tyre fails. TPMS gives a warning before a blowout or tyre fire. Whether caused by soft tyres, binding brakes or bearing problems, TPMS can give an alert long before overheating becomes critical. TPMS by Axscend virtually eliminates the danger of a blowout or tyre fire.
Unlike other systems, TPMS by Axscend offers continuous monitoring, even while the trailer is uncoupled, so tyre status is known even before the trailer is loaded. This allows to you to get ahead of any tyre issues which could cause a delay to the trailer leaving on time.
Plus the hours of time spent at DVSA/Police roadside checks, repairs and breakdowns is greatly reduced .
Read how TPMS helped HB Commercial Ltd
‘’We were alerted by the TrailerMaster system that a tyre pressure sensor had detected a sudden loss of pressure on a trailer rented to one of our customers. By logging into the system we were able to track the trailer heading back to our customers yard. We were then able to send a fitter to site to meet the trailer who upon inspection found a nail in the tread of the tyre and carried out a simple puncture repair”.
”Without the TrailerMaster TPMS system this type of event could have caused a roadside blowout having significant financial consequences for our customer not to mention the associated downtime. As it was, we fixed the problem with minimal disruption to their operation and potentially saved them hundreds of pounds’’
Jono Scott-HB Commercial Ltd