Bridgestone Americas and Pilot Co. are collaborating on an advanced tire monitoring and service network for commercial fleets at select Travel Centers. This collaboration leverages Bridgestone Fleet Care mobility solutions and Pilot’s travel center network to provide more convenient, frequent and actionable fleet tire intelligence.
The initial trial phase will begin this summer with the deployment of tire monitoring technology to 200 Pilot and Flying J locations.
Every router currently installed in the fuel canopies of select Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers is linked to Bridgestone’s tire pressure monitoring solution, IntelliTire, and transmits real-time tire data in two minutes or less from trucks and buses to fleet managers.
IntelliTire combines durable hardware with a software application to enable fleet operators to proactively resolve specific tire issues and mitigate unscheduled maintenance, reducing downtime and improving driver safety. Fleets using this technology will have access to critical data such as tire pressure and inflation temperature, allowing them to continuously monitor the health of each tire throughout its life cycle.
With this intelligence in hand, fleets can also use Bridgestone’s service event management application, REACH1, to simplify and make more efficient preventive maintenance, roadside assistance and other vehicle service requests by connecting drivers, fleet dispatch, service centers and technicians under one digital platform. Platform.
“Physical touchpoints in the field are critical elements to the success of data-driven digital fleet solutions, and together they enable synergies to improve mobility,” said Chris Ripani, President of Commercial Tires Group, Bridgestone Americas, in a prepared statement. statement. “With a strong footprint and strong fleet relationships, Pilot Company is the perfect partner to help us develop a connected network designed to enable our joint customers to minimize downtime, save costs and ‘to improve driver safety today and in the future.’
Source: Bridgestone Americas