TROY, Mich. — Meritor said Tuesday that the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC reefer trailers.
“MTIS uses proven technology to minimize total cost of ownership and help keep drivers safe on our highways,” said Dave Pritchard, general manager, trailer for Meritor. “It’s also quick to service and easy to retrofit.”
More than 8 million fleet tires are protected by MTIS, Pritchard said, adding that almost one in every three trailers built today is specified with the tire inflation system.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency studies, tire inflation systems extend tire life by 10 percent and increase fuel economy an average 1.4 percent.
MTIS also decreases maintenance costs because of longer intervals between retreads and less time spent on manual pressure checking and filling.
By preventing under-inflation, MTIS helps to reduce the risk of accidents, Pritchard said.
Standard ThermALERT wheel-end heat sensing technology helps prevent wheel-end failures from heat build-up and warns drivers of overheating, he said.
MTIS is covered by Meritor’s industry-leading, five-year/unlimited-mile parts and one-year/unlimited-mile warranty.
Meritor is a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets.
Meritor is based in Troy, Michigan, and is made up of approximately 8,200 employees.
For more information, visit www.meritor.com.