Maintaining optimal tire pressure is necessary given today's high cost of doing business. Optimal pressure management is nearly impossible to achieve manually due to many complex factors, including leaky valve stems, natural leakage, extreme temperatures, driving between climates, heated shops, gauge inaccuracy, and human error.
Research studies provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration indicate that automatic tire inflators help to achieve the following:
- Increase MPG
- Extend tire life
- Prevent blowouts and deter fires
- Reduce waste and emissions
ISRI is not advocating any specific manufacturer or vendor, but if you are interested in more details and resources you may want to review the following websites or contact ISRI’s Transportation Safety Director, Commodor Hall.
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