Tire inflation experts Aperia Technologies Inc. has responded to challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic by making it more convenient for fleets to get tech support for their truckers without a down payment. Aperia’s Halo Pro+ program allows users to cancel after a year with monthly fees automatically waived.
In a press release, the Burlingame-based company said, “As a company that cares deeply about the success of our fleet customers and industry as a whole, and understands the vital role the trucking industry plays in delivering essential services and goods across the United States, our No. 1 priority is to help them succeed during these challenging times.”
Considered by many analysts as the state of the art in truck inflation systems, Aperia’s Halo automatically keeps truck tires from falling below optimal tire pressure. It is part of Halo Connect, introduced last year, which is a connectivity platform that gives fleets the ability to diagnose and eliminate unplanned operation delays with predictive analytics.
According to the American Trucking Associations, under-inflated tires are one of the major causes of truck downtime. They estimate that breakdowns happen every 10,000 miles and tire pressure is often the culprit.
Not only does proper tire pressure help avoid breakdowns, but it is also a key to fuel efficiency. Aperia’s website says “By decreasing tire rolling resistance, properly inflated tires will increase your MPG by 1.4% on average. This can lead to savings of up to $1,000 a year per tractor-trailer.”