OKLAHOMA CITY — Professional drivers across the country now have access to technology that detects potential tire- and wheel-related problems before they occur. The systemwide rollout of TirePass, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc.’s full-service tire inflation system, is complete, it said.
The company began installations earlier this year. Today, the system is available at more than 200 locations.
“TirePass is a solution Love’s provides to save our customers on their cost per mile,” said Dan Jensen, director of tire sales and service for Love’s. “Underinflated tires and uneven tread wear can decrease fuel efficiency and lead to dangerous situations. Customers have been pleased with how fast our trained technicians can perform this critical piece of preventative maintenance and we’re happy to offer it to more drivers.”
Most locations with Love’s Truck Tire Care centers are equipped with TirePass and new locations with tire care facilities will begin receiving TirePass.
TirePass can extend the life of a tire by automatically inflating tires to the desired pressure. While a driver fuels, a technician hooks up truck or trailer tires to the automatic inflators stationed around the vehicle in the designated TirePass fueling lane. It inflates tires to the desired pressure if necessary, and measures and records tread depth and tire pressure. The use of flow-through valve caps maximizes drivers’ experience.
Fleet managers can receive immediate notification if the system detects a major problem, giving them real-time visibility of their units. Reports on all assessments performed throughout the month give fleets a way to analyze the life of their units’ tires. Drivers also receive immediate reports showing the status of their tires.
Love’s, based in Oklahoma City, has more than 350 locations in 40 states. The chain provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available.