Meritor and P.S.I. celebrate 20 years of automatic tyre inflation

Meritor and Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) have recently celebrated P.S.I.’s 20th anniversary of producing automatic tyre inflation systems for the commercial road transport industry.

During the company’s annual Fleet Technology Event held in San Antonio last month, Governor Bill Graves – President and CEO of the American Trucking Association (ATA) – congratulated P.S.I. via video stream; while a host of fleet representatives shared their experiences using the tyre inflation system in the field.

President of K&B Carriers, Brock Ackerman, estimated annual savings for his company of $582,120 (€445,000) from reduced tyre wear alone.

According to P.S.I., 70 per cent of the Top 100 for-hire carriers and 60 per cent of the Top 100 private carriers in North America used the brand’s tyre inflation system in 2012. 

The P.S.I. story began in 1993 when founder Marvin L. Berry acquired a patent for an inflation system to solve a tyre-wear problem for an aggregate hauling fleet of 250+ trailers that he owned. “During the next 20 years, with product improvements and a partnership with Meritor, P.S.I. has maintained and built upon its pioneering role in automatic tyre inflation systems,” the company said.

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