Technology from Wheely-Safe to combat wheel loss has been fitted to Waterline’s fleet of 29 Volvo FL delivery trucks.
In addition, the vehicles will now feature latest-generation tyre pressure monitoring systems.
The kitchen products supplier was introduced to the technology by its tyre supplier, Three Counties Tyre Services.
Matt Elborough, Head of Logistics at Waterline, explained more.
“We were on the lookout for a system that could protect the fleet against wheel loss.
“We know it’s a major issue in the industry and we take road safety incredibly seriously here,”
Continuing, Elborough said the Wheely Safe solution was exactly what the company was looking for.
Waterline has opted for Wheely-Safe’s external TPMS sensors.
The sensors, replace the normal valve caps on every tyre.
These are fitted alongside a pair of wheel loss and temperature sensors on each wheel, with solar-powered receivers in the cab.
Meanwhile, the company will also protect its eight smaller vans with Wheely-Safe’s intelligent TPMS.
“We deliver our goods all over the UK so it’s important for us to have the best safety measures on the market,” added Elborough.
“The Wheely-Safe system works perfectly, we haven’t had it in place long but we have already had one alert.
“The driver was warned via the in-cab receiver, allowing him to safely stop the vehicle and get the wheel nuts checked.”
Thankfully, the technology saved Waterline from a “potentially serious issue”.
“When you add in the TPMS part of the technology, it really is a no-brainer.
“Honestly, I can’t understand why every fleet wouldn’t have this system fitted.”
Furthermore, the business plans to integrate the Wheely-Safe technology into its existing telematics package.
As a result, data will be able to be fed through to the transport office for a complete peace of mind solution.