Wheely-Safe Proves a Hit with the Mortar & Screed Company with Technological Advances


The Mortar & Screed Company has seen a noticeable reduction in downtime and improved driver confidence since they incorporated Wheely-Safe’s latest generation technology into its daily operations.

Wheely-Safe’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring Service (TPMS) Helps Mortar & Screed Diagnose Tyre Issues on the Go

The company, based in Cannock introduced Wheely-Safe’s TPMS wheel loss and brake temperature sensing systems across its entire fleet of 36 multi-wheelers after looking for a foolproof solution to identify any issues with its wheels or tyres immediately.

Anthony Padfield, The Mortar & Screed Company’s General Manager, said: “We have about 1,000 bricklayers every day waiting for our materials. Sites cannot run on schedule without these products arriving on time, so uptime is imperative to our business. Operating off-road on construction sites, our trucks encounter various hazards all the time, such as broken bricks or pieces of rebar or steel – all of which can do serious damage to the tyres on our vehicles. Having a system now in a place where we know straight away if there is a problem, allowing us to react accordingly, is a major benefit for our business."

He also added since adapting to Wheely-Safe's TPMS: “Since we’ve protected our fleet with Wheely-Safe we have significantly reduced downtime, saving us money and inconvenience in the process. It was quick and easy to install and gives us the ultimate peace of mind that we were looking for."

The Mortar & Screed Company has specified Wheely-Safe’s external TPMS sensors, which will replace the valve cap and auto-pair with an in-cab solar receiver. These are fitted alongside a pair of wheel loss, temperature sensors on each wheel. The firm has also equipped each of its drivers with Wheely-Safe’s WalkAround Checkers.

As Padfield states, "This now forms an important part of our daily checks, with our drivers using handheld devices to tap the sensors and get automatic feedback on the pressure and health of the tyres. It’s a great little tool for the drivers to know everything is shipshape and how it should be before they head out onto the road,” concludes Padfield. "They know we are taking their safety seriously and it just makes their job that little bit easier.”

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Commercial Tyre Business, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.

Email: adrian.stuart@retreadingbusiness.com

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