Kenworth adds SmarTire as option on some trucks
Kenworth has announced plans to add the SmarTire TPMS, from Bendix CVS, as an option on selected Class 8 trucks.
“With so much riding on their truck tyres, fleets are finding that they need to be more proactive in addressing tire inflation issues,” said Erik Johnson, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager. “By equipping their trucks with the SmarTire TPMS, truck and fleet operators can help avoid fuel mileage penalties, large bills for roadside assistance and penalties during roadside inspections. They can also gain more tire life, and reduce expenses that for many truck operators are second only to fuel costs.”
SmarTire’s in-vehicle display will be incorporated as a gauge in the Kenworth truck dash. It will provide information including actual tyre pressure tire and temperature for each wheel location, along with a deviation value which show the amount of over or under-inflation from the tyres’ cold inflation pressure (CIP).