We know that selecting the right tire can significantly affect your fleet’s performance, efficiency, and safety.
As a provider of intelligent vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, at Frotcom we recognize the challenges of selecting the right tires. With so many types of tires available in the market, it’s essential to understand the differences and advantages of each one.
Let’s start with the tubular tire, designed for high-performance racing. Its lightweight construction and lower rolling resistance provide optimal speed and agility. However, they require specific wheel rims and are not recommended for everyday use.
For warmer months, summer tires are the best option. They offer a firm tread and higher mileage, providing better rolling resistance. On the other hand, winter tires are designed for colder temperatures and slippery roads. With a special silica tread compound, they offer optimal grip and extra sipes that interlock with wintry surfaces. All-season tires, as the name suggests, provide a compromise between summer and winter tires, making them an excellent choice for drivers who want to avoid changing tires twice a year.
Studded tires are an effective solution for driving on ice and packed snow. However, they are only allowed in some countries due to potential road damage. On-road/off-road tires are perfect for vehicles that face mixed on-/off-road use. They have a rough tread optimized for various surfaces, making them a versatile driver option.
Trailer tires marked as Free Rolling Tires (FRT) are specially designed for non-driven or trailing axles. Dual or twin tires, however, are fitted with two tires on each side of the vehicle to distribute the load more effectively. Super Single Tires are another specialist product designed for the rear axles of semitrailer tractors and trailers. With a wide single tire, they offer lower weight and rolling resistance.
Solid tires are often found on industrial, forklift, and pallet trucks. They offer absolute resistance to punctures and can carry extremely high loads, but they have lower traction and damping.
As electric vehicles become popular, tire manufacturers are developing products with higher performance levels to support low energy consumption and maximum range. iTires, for instance, feature intelligent sensors that constantly record tire pressures and internal temperatures, providing real-time data to drivers.
Frotcom can help you keep your tires in optimal condition and increase your fleet’s safety!
Frotcom’s Integration with ContiPressureCheck™ (from Continental) allows for automatic monitoring of tire conditions, including pressure and temperature, and alerts drivers and other stakeholders in the organization to correct any issues immediately. With this feature, Frotcom helps reduce operating costs and minimizes the risk of tire failure, ultimately improving the overall performance of your fleet.