Many fleets report that their tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) do not provide warnings when their TPMS equipment becomes inoperable or malfunctions. As a result, they are not aware that they have lost part or all of their tire visibility. Without this visibility they are misled into believing that their tires are running down the road with no issues which may certainly not be the case.

This lack of TPMS equipment visibility impacts the quality of tire maintenance that is performed since no one is aware of developing or serious tire problems. Emergency roadside breakdowns and tire failures can occur which negates the value of the TPMS whose purpose was to prevent these problems to begin with.

TireVigil Cloud’s TPMS 2.0 service addresses this issue by continuously monitoring each hardware component’s health. Its innovative equipment analytics detects problems with:

  • tire sensor(s)
  • TPMS receiver (OST), or
  • in-cab equipment (TDM)

Equipment Monitoring

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Fleet tire maintenance personnel are responsible for dealing with TPMS equipment issues using the TireWatch servicing app. Equipment issues requiring attention are listed for each vehicle.  In addition, a summary of all equipment issues across the fleet is provided. TireWatch also provides tools to enable maintenance personnel to easily diagnose and correct these problems. Part of their daily routine should include a review of the fleet’s TPMS equipment issues.

In addition to the TireWatch app, all outstanding equipment issues are listed in the Active Issues report so they can be included in a fleet’s daily service scheduling by management. Service personnel can readily be assigned to respond to each vehicle’s TPMS problems.

All equipment problems not resolved within a week show up on an Equipment Maintenance Report designed to apprise management of lost tire visibility and make them aware of tires and TireVigil Cloud’s beneficial savings that may be at risk. This weekly report prioritizes outstanding equipment issues by the length of time they have remained unresolved and automatically escalates the severity and associated impact to the fleet. By correcting TPMS equipment issues quickly, you can ensure that your fleet is achieving the expected savings in tire, emergency breakdown, fuel and labor costs.