Fleets Save Fuel - Vehiclelight.com Announces LED Tire Alert; Keep Tires Inflated, Save Fuel, Avoid Potential Fines, Reduce Tire Wear

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Truck drivers and fleet owners can save money on fuel and reduce potential fines associated with underinflated tires and poor tire tread wear by installing LED Tire Alert from Vehiclelight.com on their trucks, buses, fire engines and fleets. Red LED lights blink when the tire pressure drops 8 psi or more. This is important because tire inflation and tread wear are now checked at weigh stations and border crossings.

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For Fleets and Drivers, the costs of underinflated tires can be severe. The LED Tire Alert from Vehiclelight.com, is a very affordable tire pressure monitoring system, that helps drivers to easily keep their tires inflated, avoiding fines; tire inflation levels are checked at weigh stations and border crossings and failure to meet tire inflation requirements can result in serious penalties to owner operators and fleets. The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA), began to enforce these measures just sixth months ago, under its recently unveiled Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA 2010). One of the most important new requirements of the CSA 2010 is that truck fleets have properly inflated tires.

One of the easiest ways that fleets and drivers can more closely monitor tire pressure is to install LED Tire Alerts from Vehilcelight.com. These tiny, yet heavy duty valve cap covers contain a red LED light which, once installed, will blink upon air pressure dropping more than 8 psi. With this device, already widely used by bus fleets and fire engine manufacturers, fleet technicians and drivers can easily see if vehicles are running at the correct tire pressure and quickly remedy air pressure problems.

In addition to increased safety and reduction of potential fines, properly inflated tires means a truck or bus will use less gas. A vehicle tire pressure drop of 2.96 psi will cause a vehicle to lose 7 cents a gallon on gas (based upon a gasoline price of $3.75 per gallon and a 20 mpg fuel efficiency). That can add up to real savings every day just by having properly inflated tires. And tires regularly kept at the correct air pressure experience reduced tread wear – another CSA checklist item.

Truck drivers and fleets save time, energy and money equipping their vehicles with the LED Tire Alert from Vehilcelight.com. But proactive drivers make out on the deal as well since safety issues associated with underinflated tires can now be on a driver’s record for years, if caught at a CSA checkpoint.

Vehiclelight.com is a San Diego based company, serving the trucking, railway, mining, agriculture, and fire safety industries as well as other heavy duty and recreational markets. Founded in 2003 by trucking industry veteran Kurt Scherler, Vehilclelight.com carries the largest on-line selection of heavy duty LED vehicle lighting in the world.


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