Hankook To Help Fleet With Real-Time Truck Tire Data
Hankook Tire America Corp. and Revvo Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based smart tire technology company, are teaming up to provide tire-specific data for Junk King, one of North America's largest junk removal fleets.
Hankook says it is "researching innovative ways to improve" its commercial truck tires "at all levels in order to provide the best performance across mileage, safety and durability."
Specifically, Hankook will provide its SmartFlex tires to 30% of Junk King's trucks in California.
The tires will contain proprietary tire sensors that capture real-time data, which "is processed and turned into actionable insights, including predicted tread life, abnormal tire behavior, (and) optimal tire maintenance intervals and settings," as well as real-time alerts.
“At Hankook, we understand the need to combine great products with advancing technology to provide real-time solutions for our dealers and fleets, such as improved safety and reduction of down time to increase fleet productivity,” says Rob Williams, Hankook's vice president of truck and bus radial sales.
“As we continue to advance our product innovation and technology, this is the next logical step to provide real-time data to fleets, which will be accomplished by working closely with our dealer network as these digital solutions continue to evolve.”
“Ensuring our trucks stay in pristine shape is critical for our operations," says Junk King CEO Michael Andreacchi. "It is the key to providing the top-notch customer service we promise to each and every one of our customers.
“We’re excited to be at the forefront of this intelligent tire pilot program. Having access to the tire data for our trucks is going to help us continue to standout in the junk removal industry.”
Revvo CEO Sunjay Dodani says his company is "excited to partner with Hankook to give a fleet like Junk King the visibility into the usage of their tires."