PETERBILT ADDS TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM TO MODEL 587
DENTON, Texas (May 5, 2015)
The Bendix SmarTire Tire Pressuring Monitoring System (TPMS) that helps improve fuel economy and safety is now available for Peterbilt’s aerodynamic, integrated cab-and-sleeper Model 587, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced.
“TPMS provides operators with real-time, on-demand tire status that helps ensure peak performance and can give the operator early warning before potential tire failure,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “The TPMS display is integrated with the vehicle’s main instrument cluster for convenient, quick glance access to the temperature and pressure of each truck tire. By helping prevent tire failure, TPMS means customers benefit from more uptime, lower operating costs and longer tire life.”
Newhouse said operators are alerted to potential tire issues through an alert on the display and an optional audible alert.
According to the Technology & Maintenance Council, tires are the largest maintenance cost item for fleets and also a primary influencer on fuel economy. A tire that is l0 psi low can reduce fuel economy by about one percent. Given their cost-saving benefits, TMC estimates TPMS systems provide an ROI within two years.
TPMS is also an optional feature for Peterbilt Models 579 and 567.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the "Class" of the industry. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.