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Snider Fleet Solutions announced it made a “significant ownership investment” in WheelRight Ltd., a U.K.-based technology company focused on tire diagnostics and maintenance.
The amount was not disclosed.
With the WheelRight system, commercial vehicles drive over ground-installed sensors, which instantly record key data such as tire pressure, tread depth, sidewall damage, vehicle weight and tire temperature. Potential issues are detected and flagged.
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Snider is now offering this technology to its customers, which include some of the nation’s largest fleets, said the Greensboro, N.C.-based company, a provider of commercial and industrial tires and mechanical and emergency roadside services with about 80 locations.
Initial tests with fleets in the United States are producing significant ERS reductions, according to Snider.
“This is game-changing technology in fleet management. Air pressure and tread depth are just the beginning of what this technology will one day be able to provide,” said Keith Allen, vice president of sales at Snider. “It reduces operational costs for fleets and also importantly, makes our roads safer for everyone.”
“Our drive-over system is the culmination of years of R&D,” WheelRight CEO Jason Power said. “Now we get to see our company mission deliver results in the U.S., thanks to our partnership with Snider.” — Transport Topics
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