Electrostatic cling. Not a concept at the top of every Fleet Manager’s agenda, at least not yet, but it should certainly be something that is taken into consideration when contemplating fleet efficiency. Making sure that the tyres, wheels and axles assemblies on a commercial vehicle are in proper balance is important in several key areas.
Properly balanced tyres save money, both in terms of reduced fuel consumption and in terms of mechanical maintenance costs. Unbalanced tyres and wheels can create enormous vibration, which is a direct drain on engine power and so impacts fuel efficiency but which also directly impacts the fabric of the vehicle itself, causing couplings to decouple and putting vibrational stress on every component on the chassis or trailer, necessitating expensive maintenance and repair. …Read More