The January 2016 issue of Pressure Systems International’s Commercial Fleet Tire Digest is now available. This month’s edition, the 100th in Commercial Fleet Tire Digest history, addresses steps for maximizing tire cost: value ratios.
“Tires can be purchased at many price points. The real tire cost is the total cost of ownership over multiple retreads. A specific tire model may have a high initial acquisition cost but that should not necessarily deter the fleet manager from making the purchase,” PSI says. “This particular tire may average the highest number of retreads per casing as well as yielding great miles/32 in. This is why tire cost/mile over the entire casing lifecycle makes the most sense when choosing which steer, drive, and trailer tires should be purchased for your vehicles.”
The two most important criteria to maximizing tire removal mileage addressed in Commercial Fleet Tire Digest are maintaining proper tire pressure (based on vehicle load), and reducing or eliminating irregular wear.
For more from PSI on both criteria and advice for vehicle owners when spec’ing and maintaining their tires, please CLICK HERE.