TROY, Mich. (Oct. 21, 2011) – Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR) and Pressure Systems International (PSI) demonstrated a four man-hour retrofit of the Meritor Tire Inflation System™ (MTIS) by PSI during their Annual Fleet Technology Event.
Fleets often spec new trailers with MTIS by PSI when they learn how it can lower their operating costs by improving fuel economy, reducing tire wear and cutting maintenance costs. Existing trailers can be outfitted with MTIS by fleet maintenance personnel or an external source, such as Velociti, Inc., which partners with Meritor and PSI to retrofit the system on trailers operating in North America. As fleet owners begin to better understand the cost benefits associated with using MTIS, they are retrofitting their fleets with this product. Currently, Werner Enterprises, a transportation and logistics company headquartered in Omaha, Neb., is retrofitting MTIS on more than 24,000 trailers.
The MTIS retrofit began at 7:30 a.m. CT on a tandem flatbed trailer parked at the PSI facility. Working alone, Kevin Allen, technician, Velociti, completed the task by 11:30 a.m. CT as the PSI plant tour concluded.
“We explain to fleets that MTIS can be easily retrofitted to existing trailers in less than four man hours, typically by two men working two hours each,” said Frank Sonzala, executive vice president, PSI. “Based on our 18 years of experience, we predicted the trailer could be completely outfitted with MTIS within the four-hour time frame. No other system can be installed as fast and as easily.”
MTIS by PSI, the market leader in automatic tire inflation systems, keeps tires properly inflated improving tire maintenance management, increasing trailer up-time and bottom line Return On Investment. MTIS by PSI is a simple design which can be installed on any type of trailer including: van, liquid tank, logger, flat bed, chassis, livestock, platform, drop frame, dump, deep drop, doubles, dry bulk, reefer, auto transporter and military.
The system adds life to tires, increases fuel efficiency, improves safety, maximizes recap potential, and keeps trailers on the road, ultimately delivering loads on time. It is a truly automatic system with constant air pressure available when needed. The patented rotary union is the only moving part in the entire system, significantly reducing maintenance, and the patented ThermALERT™ option notifies drivers of excessive wheel end heat. MTIS with ThermALERT accounts for nearly half of PSI’s production.
About Pressure Systems International
PSI is the world leader in automatic tire inflation systems and markets and sells its product through Meritor as the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI. For more information about Pressure Systems International visit their website psi-atis.com
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 11,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's web site at meritor.com.