Louisville, Ky. March 20, 2013. Following a year of real-world testing with commercial truck fleets across the U.S., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (“Continental”) is kicking off sales of its ContiPressureCheck system at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.
Continental’s Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit will be officially launching its tire pressure monitoring system for commercial trucks at the Continental pavilion, #18252, where they have combined forces for the second year with the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business unit to demonstrate products and solutions that lower the overall driving costs for fleets, the company said.
ContiPressureCheck, first demonstrated at the 2012 Mid-America event, has undergone extensive testing at fleets throughout the U.S., said Clif Armstrong, director of marketing for truck tires, the Americas. “Today, our distribution channels for this system are fully in place and we are ready to open sales of this system to our customers nationwide. Whether you are an owner-operator, a small fleet or a large trucking operation, ContiPressureCheck is ready to start adding value to your operation and safeguarding your tire investment,” Armstrong said.
The ContiPressureCheck system, jointly developed by the Commercial Vehicle Tire, Body and Security and Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business units, utilizes sensors mounted inside the tires to provide accurate temperature and pressure readings. Alerts and warnings are displayed inside the cab, and the system can be used for tractors, trailers or in combination.
“The ContiPressureCheck system saves drivers and fleets both time and money, by alerting the driver of sudden inflation deviations as well as slow air losses to the tire. By correcting these issues before the tire requires replacement, fleets and drivers can prevent vehicle downtime, extend the tread life of their tires and protect their valuable casing investment. Proper tire inflation also reduces rolling resistance of the tire, and in turn, fuel consumption. So from both a maintenance and fuel saving perspective, the investment in ContiPressureCheck reduces overall driving costs,” Armstrong explained.
Continental research also indicates that optimal tire inflation increases stopping distance and optimizes vehicle control, Armstrong said, making a tire pressure monitoring system a smart decision for fleet risk management.
The ContiPressureCheck system can be ordered directly from representatives in the Continental booth, through a Continental truck tire dealer, or via the national account customer order desk. For small fleets or owner operators, ContiPressureCheck can be obtained by calling operators for Continental’s emergency road service programs TrukFix, ContiFleet and TrukFix for OOIDA. All Continental emergency road service programs can be reached by calling 877-TRUKFIX.
The 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show takes place March 21-23 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. For information about the event, visit www.truckingshow.com
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. Continental generated sales of €37.7 billion in 2020 and currently employs around 235,000 people in 58 countries and markets. In 2021, the company celebrates its 150th anniversary.
The Tires business area has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers with more than 56,000 employees and posted preliminary sales of €10.2 billion in 2020 in this business area. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Tires business area includes services for the tire trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.
Continental develops pioneering technologies to make commercial transport safer, more efficient and more connected. The company’s products and services deliver measurable impact for commercial vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket. They benefit from a broad portfolio and from fully integrated systems. The portfolio includes tires, digital tire monitoring, fleet management, telematic solutions, Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and tachographs, hoses, air springs, Electronic Control Units (ECU), displays, drivetrain and exhaust aftertreatment systems, sensors, advanced driving assistance systems, as well as eHorizon maps and events and cloud-based services. In 2017, the share of Continental’s global sales for commercial vehicle products and systems was around €4.7 billion.