Tire under-inflation is the underlying cause of most tire failures and directly impacts fuel efficiency. The ATA Technology & Maintenance Council reported that 20% under-inflation in a CMV tire reduces tire life by 30%, and increases fuel costs by 2%.
Maintain proper PSI for your whole fleet with BIT TPMS.
The Blue Ink Tech App alerts drivers when tire pressure or temperature is outside of safe thresholds. User-set thresholds let you customize each tire individually.
Leave the gauge in the glove box. The Blue Ink Tech App will automatically save current tire pressure readings in the driver's DVIR.
|Miles per truck per year|
|Team's effectivness at checking tire pressure|
|Tire-related breakdowns per year|
|Avg cost of breakdown + tire cost||$||$|
|Driver's ability to perform DVIRs|
|Savings from reduced breakdowns||$450||$450|
|Improvement in tire life||16%||16%|
|Tire cost per mile||$||$|
|Improved cost per mile||$||$|
|Savings on tire wear||$336||$336|
|Improvement in fuel efficency||0.75%||0.75%|
|Fuel cost per mile||$||$|
|Improved cost per mile||$0.002||$0.002|
|Savings on fuel economy||$301.50||$301.50|
|Cost of BIT TPMS for your fleet||$320||$256|
|Total of all savings||$687.5||$687.5|
|Payback time in months||3.42||2.74|
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee, and you can send back your sensor packs for a full refund within that time period.
There are many factors that will affect a tire's temprature. Some of these are: direct sunlight, heat from the road, and friction from use.
Direct sunlight: Tires that are facing the sun vs. tires in the shade will read higher tempratures and higher pressures.
Heat from the road: The roads are hotter than the air and can make tires read different tempratures
Friction: Tires that are slightly off from its neighbor in P.S.I can cause increased friction on the lower tire causing more heat to build up inside.
Tires do not stay the same pressure all day. There are many factors that can change a tires pressure during normal use.
Temprature: Pressure and temprature are directly related. When the temprature of a tire increases its pressure will also increase.
Loading/unloading: When a load is added to a truck/trailer that load is distributed to the tires and increases or decreases the pressure depending if it is being loaded or unloaded.
Being able to monitor tire pressures more times in a day can give users an idea of how their tires are behaving and which ones are going through more wear-and-tear. This can help identify what could lead to blowout if unaddressed.
The BIT app never has a constant connection to the TPMS sensors. The TPMS sensors will send their reading every 3 minutes and the BIT app will get the data and process it. If the app is not open to get the reading it will not update or make alerts.
Quick fix: Using the BIT ELD will keep a constant connection with the BIT app while it is in a background or inactive allowing the TPMS sensor reading to come through much more reliably.