Text: Oliver Schönfeld
Photos: Riget Transport
With BPW AirSave, tyre pressures can be automatically checked and controlled. This prevents downtimes, saves on costs and, in addition to greater safety, also offers ecological advantages. The Danish haulier, Leif Riget, uses the system.
High loads in daily operation
Permanent monitoring and control
Preventing risks from under-inflated tyres
More safety, lower costs and emissions
Riget has integrated the first trailer equipped with AirSave directly into the daily operation of its vehicle fleet. ”It is still too early for detailed evaluations; we are constantly analysing the operation of the new tanker trailer. In any case, the experience we have gained so far already looks very promising,” is his interim conclusion. He wants to constantly keep an eye on the savings made by optimising the tyre inflation pressure in order to be able to calculate the individual benefits.
This is not just about increasing safety and saving time and money by preventing downtimes on the road. In addition, optimally regulated tyre inflation pressure at all times contributes to greater efficiency in daily operations – both economically and ecologically. This means significantly reduced fuel consumption, lower CO2 emissions and less wear and tear. According to BPW’s calculations, a three-axle vehicle with an annual mileage of 120,000 kilometres and an average pressure deviation of ten per cent can save more than 700 euros per year – thanks to the fuel savings of around 250 litres and the longer service life of the tyres. An additional gain is reflected in the reduction in environmental pollution by 655 kilograms of CO2 per year.
EU regulations make monitoring the standard
Find out in the BPW white paper how modern trailer technologies contribute to greater economic efficiency and sustainability in a fleet.