Commercial Business

Goodyear’s Tire Trac: Helping fleets lower costs

Posted on May 9, 2014
Technicians use Goodyear’s Tire Trac when performing on-site tire inspections, measuring tire inflation levels, tread depth and other aspects of a tire’s condition. The captured information is used to create customized reports that show how a fleet’s tires are performing.

Technicians use Goodyear’s Tire Trac when performing on-site tire inspections, measuring tire inflation levels, tread depth and other aspects of a tire’s condition. The captured information is used to create customized reports that show how a fleet’s tires are performing.

According to Jose Martinez, business solutions manager for Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems, a trucking operation’s third-largest capital expense, on average, is tires.

“Regardless of a fleet’s vocation, tires represent a tremendous investment,” he said. “That’s why it’s important for fleets to track the performance of their tires, so they can get the most out of these mission-critical products.”

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company says its Tire Trac online tire management tool, which is offered through the Goodyear-FleetHQ suite of business solutions, helps fleets monitor tire installations, the performance of tires on the road or in the field, reasons why tires were removed from service, and other key metrics. It also helps fleets identify tire maintenance opportunities.

“In addition, Tire Trac can be used to help fleets ensure they are using the best tire for their application by comparing performance data with similar fleets and competitive tires,” said Martinez.

Tire Trac data is gathered through fleet surveys that are conducted by trained tire technicians from authorized Goodyear commercial tire dealerships or Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.

Technicians perform on-site tire inspections, measuring tire inflation levels, tread depth and other aspects of a tire’s condition.  The captured information is used to create customized reports that show how a fleet’s tires are performing.

“Tire Trac lets you zero in on a specific tire or look at all of the tires in your fleet in order to provide a holistic picture of how your tires are performing and how their performance is impacting your cost,” noted Martinez.

“You can compare cost-per-mile from location to location and also identify systemic trends within your operation.”

For a tire management system to be effective, it has to track more than just tire installations and performance, he explained.

“A truly effective tire management system should have the ability to identify tire maintenance opportunities, as well. In some cases, if identified early enough, maintenance issues can be addressed and corrected, which will keep tires in operation.

“For instance, we’ve seen strong improvement in tire inflation level maintenance among fleets that have used Tire Trac,” said Martinez. “By monitoring inflation levels over time, Tire Trac has enabled certain fleets to reduce the number of tires they’ve had to remove because of inflation-related problems.”

For more about Goodyear-FleetHQ, click here.

Related Topics: fleet maintenance, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems, Jose Martinez, Tire Trac

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
BKT says the Agrimax V-Flecto resists wear even at low operating pressure.
News BKT Displays Its Agrimax Ag Tires at FIMA in Spain

When members of the farming industry gather at Zaragoza in Spain for the 40th edition of FIMA, the International Trade Fair for Agricultural Machinery, Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) and its line of Agrimax tires will be there, too. The 2018 event, which began Feb. 20, will run through Feb. 24.

A special pre-event European Press Conference for Tire Cologne was staged by Koelmesse GmbH late last year.
News Tire Cologne Will Address Many Important Industry Segments

The Tire Cologne has posted a schedule of events for its first trade fair, to be held in May 29 through June 1, 2018, in Cologne, Germany. Although billed as "a trade fair for tires and wheels," it is really more than that, according to show organizers.

Adalino Figueroa is managing the new East Bay Tire service center in Yuma. He previously worked in sales of ag tires for BKT.
News East Bay Tire Opens a Service Center in Arizona

East Bay Tire Co. has established a permanent service location in Yuma, Ariz.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!