Joseph Ash Galvanizing is rolling out Wheely-Safe’s intelligent tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) across its entire commercial vehicle fleet to cut downtime and improve safety.

Joseph Ash Galvanizing has specified Wheely-Safe’s external TPMS sensors, which replace the normal valve caps on every tyre, and pair up to solar-powered receivers fitted in the cab.

The drivers are also utilising Wheely-Safe’s pressure and brake temperature checkers, as well as walk around checkers for their daily inspections.

The steel business will fit 102 systems onto 35 DAF and Scania trucks as well as 72 trailers used to deliver products to a wide customer base across the UK.

The company, which has its headquarters at Halesowen, provides steel finishing services including galvanizing, shot blasting and powder coating. It operates eight plants across the UK.

Gerry Green, Joseph Ash Galvanizing operations director, said: “We first heard about Wheely-Safe a few years ago, it seemed like a really interesting bit of kit. And when we sampled the latest generation of products first-hand, we were really impressed.

“Currently we are utilising the TPMS part of the technology but in the future we are keen to test the wheel security system too. It was really easy to install, and will help us to reduce costly breakdowns, spot tyre damage and defects early and prevent accidents, which can only be a good thing.”

Wheely-Safe provided training to help explain installation and how to use the system correctly, with the business’s local tyre fitters also on site during the demonstrations.

Green added: “It is still early days, but the drivers have already found the system very useful, with instant alerts allowing them to stop and deal with low tyre pressures immediately, whereas in the past it may have developed into something more serious.”