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TireStamp branches out into consulting

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TireStamp Inc. has added consulting to its list of services. Its staff of tire and wheel maintenance experts will evaulate not only tire maintenance facilities, but also maintenance procedures.

In addition, the company offers tire and wheel maintenance and service training. The new services are designed for fleet clients who want to improve their tire and wheel maintenance and reduce their costs.

1. Tire Maintenance Facility Evaluation. TireStamp experts will evaluate the maintenance facility of a fleet's outside service provider in order to determine if it is correctly equipped for proper tire maintenance. Evaluating the building’s air system for adequate capacity; plumbing requirements to ensure moisture free air and lubrication to pneumatic tools are part of the service. Evaluation of the fleet’s retread shop and wheel refinishing supplier is also included.

2. Tire Maintenance Processes and Procedures Evaluation. TireStamp truck tire maintenance experts will evaluate the processes and procedures used within the facility and/or by the fleet’s tire service providers to ensure the proper procedures are being followed for tire mounting/demounting, tire inflation, tire repair, wheel maintenance, retreading, tire/wheel assembly installation on vehicles, scrap tire analysis, etc.

3. Tire and Wheel Maintenance/Servicing Training. According to OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.177, any employee that handles truck tries and wheels must receive safety training and demonstrate the ability to perform the necessary tasks prior to performing tire service work. TireStamp’s certified Tire Industry Association (TIA) Instructor will train tire technicians and mechanics in the required procedures for servicing tire/wheel assemblies as required by OSHA. Training includes the use of TIA videos, and hands-on as well as written tests.

"There are many tire manufacturer and tire dealer representatives who can provide fleets with scrap tire analysis services but very few know and really understand the maintenance facility equipment requirements and correct processes that fleets should employ to get the optimum performance from their tire and wheels while working under the demands of the fleet’s operations," says President Peggy Fisher.

"Our staff has over 60 years experience working in fleet environments, and we are not afraid to advise fleets that are missing out on opportunities to improve their tire maintenance programs and reduce their costs.”

TireStamp also markets a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) 2.0 product, TireVigil TPMS. It is designed to help fleets reduce their tire problems by providing them with visibility of issues long before they become problems and is a fantastic part of any good tire maintenance program.

Earlier this year, TireVigil TPMS was named one of the top 20 products of 2013 by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.

For more information about TireStamp Consulting Services and TireVigil TPMS, visit www.tirestamp.com.

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