The Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI will become a standard spec on all new trailers purchased by Maverick Transportation.
MTIS, from Meritor and Pressure Systems International (PSI), keeps tires properly inflated to improve fuel economy, tire maintenance management, trailer uptime, and provide a strong return-on-investment, Meritor said. It is an automatic system with constant air pressure available when needed. The patented ThermAlert option alerts drivers of excessive wheel end heat which helps avoid trailer fires or wheel end damage.
“When tires are properly inflated at all times there are less ‘tire gators’ on the road and fewer roadside breakdowns,” said Craig Frohock, general manager, North American trailer, Meritor. “It’s always rewarding when companies such as Maverick realize these benefits and safety aspects that MTIS brings to their fleets, drivers and the general public sharing the roads.”
Maverick, which provides OTR and dedicated service to the flatbed, glass, and temperature controlled transportation markets, spec’d the system as a way to maintain compliance with FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
“We’re serious about safety at Maverick, and always have been. With the CSA scoring and enforcement criteria, points assessed for under-inflated and flat tires can easily impact the safety score of any fleet operating in the U.S,” said Dean Newell, certified director of safety and vice president of safety for Maverick. “If you can avoid those instances by having your tires properly inflated all the time, it eliminates that worry.”