Goodyear used the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Show in Atlanta to launch its new tire management program. This program will help fleets to save time and money.
Called Goodyear Tire Optix, the program is available to the Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network. This network comprises over 2,300 Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers, and authorized Goodyear commercial tire dealer locations located throughout North America. The program is essentially a digital tire measurement system that has been integrated into a cloud-based software platform meant for all kinds of devices including desktop computer, phone and tablet.
Goodyear Tire Optix allows the user to digitally measure tread depth and air pressure using a single tool. These readings are then automatically updated into a cloud-based software platform and the readings can be shared instantly with customers. This allows faster and more accurate reporting and recommendations. The program also allows users to back up the recommendations with photos depicting issues like uneven wear.
As part of the program, Goodyear truck tire technicians electronically record air pressure and tread depth using a scanning device. The information is then automatically uploaded through Bluetooth to a cloud-based platform in real time for password-protected storage and easy access. Fleets can then download this data immediately through the Goodyear Tire Optix App.
Commenting on the program, Johnny McIntosh, general manager of Goodyear’s commercial business solutions said that regular tire inflation and tread level checks are highly important when it comes to truck tire management for fleets. Most tire technicians today use manual gauges to measure inflation and tread depth levels with a manual gauge, write down the readings somewhere and will only later on feed in the readings into a computer so that the information gets back to the fleet. Sometimes, this is a process that can take many days. According to McIntosh, the new Tire Optix program will help streamline this procedure and increase speed and accuracy.
McIntosh concluded, “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.”
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