It takes years to grow a trucking fleet from the ground up. You have to navigate economic downturns and a never-ending maze of regulations to create a successful business. However, the industry gets more competitive each year. There is an array of new safety and efficiency products making bold promises about how they will enhance your operations. It can often feel overwhelming, and when it does, it often makes sense to go back to the beginning and focus on the basics. No matter the truck or trailer you utilize, tires are the common thread that binds us together on our nation’s highways. Tires are far from the flashiest piece of equipment, but truly are among the most important. If you don’t agree, just ask anyone on the side of the road with a flat. Despite the high volume of tires fleets must regularly purchase and maintain, how much do you truly know about them at any given time? When was the last time each was serviced? Are any of them currently leaking air, waiting to surprise a driver a few miles down the road?
The statistics behind the “Internet of Things” (IoT) are as dizzying as the possibilities. By the middle of this decade, the freight transportation and logistics