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Goodyear to Customize Tire CheckPoint Reader for Fleet Use

Goodyear has announced it will offer customized leasing options for its Goodyear CheckPoint drive-over reader device, a press release says.

The new leasing options will make Goodyear CheckPoint a more accessible program, allowing it to be available for any Goodyear national account fleet in the U.S. and Canada.

It will make it so that anyone working with Goodyear can “explore use” of the device and access payment options for their devices.

“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.”

The release notes that as Goodyear Checkpoint is installed, the in-ground device will automatically scan passing trucks, triggering alerts if there’s any kinds of concerns like low tire pressure or tread wear. That will allow for numerous vehicles to be efficiently inspected, offering a more-often updated snapshot of a tire program for a fleet.

The release notes that Goodyear CheckPoint has helped fleets save on labor, with an estimated 90 percent reduction in the time it takes to inspect tire depths and pressure. And this year, North American Goodyear CheckPoint devices have driven inspections for over 1.5 million tires, and alerted fleets to hundreds of thousands of possible issues.

In April, Goodyear reported a burst in sales to $3.5 billion in the year’s first quarter.

Read more: Goodyear’s Sales Rise Amid Strong Consumer Replacement Business

The company saw $1.8 billion in U.S. first quarter sales, which was an increase of 7% from a year prior. The numbers were fueled by more volume and boosts in mix and price.

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