Waterline is ready to fit Wheely-Safe technology across its commercial vehicle fleet, as the kitchen products supplier focuses on safety and compliance for its 29 Volvo FL delivery trucks.
Latest Wheely-Safe Generation Wheel Loss and Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems Just What Waterlink was Looking Out For
UK-wide Waterline was introduced to Wheely-Safe’s technology by its tyre supplier, Three Counties Tyre Services. Waterlink will fit external TPMS sensors, which will replace the normal valve caps, on each tyre along with wheel loss and temperature sensors with solar-powered receivers in the cab.
The company will also protect its eight smaller vans with Wheely-Safe’s intelligent TPMS.
Matt Elborough, Head of Logistics at Waterline, explained: “We were on the lookout for a system that could protect the fleet against wheel loss; we know it’s a major issue in the industry and we take road safety incredibly seriously here. As soon as we were shown the demonstration by Three Counties, we knew this was exactly what we were looking for.”
He added, “We deliver our goods all over the UK – from Scotland right down to Land’s End – so it’s important for us to have the best safety measures on the market. The Wheely-Safe system works perfectly, we haven’t had it in place long but we have already had one alert.
“The driver was warned via the in-cab receiver, allowing him to safely stop the vehicle and get the wheel nuts checked – saving us from a potentially serious issue. Adding in the TPMS part of the technology, it's a no-brainer. I can’t understand why every fleet wouldn’t have this system fitted.”
Integrating the Wheely-Safe technology into its existing telematics package, the data will be fed to the transport office to enhance solutions and offer clear peace of mind going forward.