“A properly aligned truck reduces two of a fleet’s highest operating costs: tires and fuel,” according to Nick McCullough. He is president of Rav America, the North American division of Ravaglioli SpA, which was acquired by Downers Grove, Ill.-based Dover Corp. in October 2016.
Improved tire wear and better fuel efficiency are the benefits of a properly aligned commercial truck. Yet many operators neglect alignments, according to major tire equipment manufacturers who estimate that up to 70% of commercial vehicles need the service.
“It’s always been interesting to me that in the heavy-duty world we’ve got the most expensive tires, the highest number of tires per vehicle, the most weight on those tires, and the tires running the most miles, but alignment has never been in the forefront like it is in automotive,” says Don Glaser, heavy-duty alignment product manager at Hunter Engineering Co.
Call Bison Fleet and Tire Specialists today to set up your Heavy Duty Alignment appointments for your fleet. (716) 894-5799