Goodyear now has two software products aimed at assisting fleet owners in managing tires. The TVTRACK program allows the fleet owner to document tire-related information and to calculate cost per mile. Goodyear suggests that this data can be used to make better-informed purchasing decisions. In addition, says Goodyear, by knowing why tires are being removed and the age and number of retreads on the casings, the fleet owner can assess maintenance practices and address detrimental operating conditions. Information gathered by TVTRACK, says the company, can be used in the TireValuCalc program to assess the total cost associated with running different combinations of tires, including differences in fuel economy.
September 28, 2010