The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that it will now offer select fleets customized leasing options for the Goodyear CheckPoint, an in-ground, drive-over reader that automatically inspects tire pressure and tread depth and sends actionable insights to fleet managers.
The new leasing options will make CheckPoint more accessible to Goodyear national account fleets of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada. By working with a Goodyear sales associate, such fleets can explore use of the device and payment options for their business.
With Goodyear CheckPoint installed at a fleet yard entrance, the in-ground device automatically scans passing trucks and triggers alerts to fleet maintenance if there are any immediate tire issues that require attention, such as low pressure or tread wear. The company said this solution enables large numbers of vehicles to be inspected efficiently and provides a frequently updated snapshot of a fleet’s overall tire program health.
“Goodyear CheckPoint is designed to help fleets to better maintain their tires by keeping pressure at optimal levels, which can extend both casing life and tread wear,” said Johnny McIntosh, director, Goodyear Integrated Tire Solutions. “This can add up to significant cost savings, as improper air pressure causes about 85% of tire failures, which often result in unanticipated and costly roadside breakdowns.”
Goodyear added that CheckPoint has also been shown to help fleets save on labor. In one study comparing the time it takes to conduct tire inspections with the drive-over-reader device vs. manual inspections, CheckPoint delivered a 90% reduction in time taken to inspect fleet tire depth and pressure, said Goodyear.