With fuel economy being an integral part of commercial vehicle driver training these days, Volvo Trucks' official UK truck importer have recently fitted the latest Monityre tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) from Safe Europe plc to one of its driver training vehicles that is based at its Warwick head office.
“We talk about the importance of having the correct tyre pressures on your vehicle as part of our overall fuel economy training programme. By having the Monityre TPMS fitted to this Volvo FH-440 tractor unit, drivers can literally keep an eye on the Monityre in-cab display while undergoing their full driver training tuition. All participants using this vehicle get to see the tyre pressure monitoring system in operation, which we believe is part and parcel of any driver training programme,” said Andy Collett, Truck Evaluation Manager at Volvo Trucks.
The Safe Europe Monityre TPMS has been fitted to a Volvo FH-440 6×2 tractor unit pulling a tri-axle Gray & Adams 13.6 m trailer running at maximum weight 44 tonnes. This vehicle is part of the Volvo Trucks driver training fleet of trucks that are used by the company for full training programmes with major fleet customers and operators.
“With fuel economy in particular currently being such a hot topic, the decision by Volvo to fit Monityre to one of its driver training vehicles gives potential users a clear demonstration of how effective today's tyre pressure monitoring systems can be. The advanced technology of Monityre, matched to its innovative design, allows drivers to see how easy it is to monitor all the tyres on the truck and trailer combination just from the cab,” said Paul Marriott, Operations Director at Safe Europe plc.
Further information about the Monityre™ system can be obtained by contacting Safe Europe plc on 0870 803 1034 or by viewing the website on www.safeeu.com.