WHEELY-SAFE TECHNOLOGY PROVES A HUGE HIT AT THE MORTAR & SCREED COMPANYPublished Monday, 18th October 2021
The Mortar & Screed Company has reduced downtime and improved driver confidence since incorporating Wheely-Safe’s latest generation technologies into its day-to-day operations.
The Cannock-based business has fitted Wheely-Safe’s intelligent tyre pressure monitoring (TPMS), wheel loss and brake temperature sensing systems across its entire fleet of 36 multi-wheelers after looking for a fool proof solution to identify any issues with its wheels or tyres immediately.
Anthony Padfield, General Manager, The Mortar & Screed Company, says: “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 place where we know straight away if there is a problem, allowing us to react accordingly, is a major benefit for our business.
“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 replace the valve cap and auto-pair with an in-cab solar receiver. These are fitted alongside a pair of wheel loss and temperature sensors on each wheel. The firm has also equipped each of its drivers with Wheely-Safe’s WalkAround Checkers.
“Wheely-Safe now forms an important part of our daily checks, with our drivers using the 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,” adds Padfield.
“They know we are taking their safety seriously and it just makes their job that little bit easier.”
Notes to editor:
Wheely-Safe Ltd is a technology start-up founded in 2010 by two lifelong friends – Gary Thomas, a Director of his own transport compliance consultancy, and Gary Broadfield, a Director of Technology and serial inventor for a large Japanese electronics manufacturer. Together they brought the marriage of skills required to help solve wheel loss issues in the automotive sector, and to tackle the huge number of vehicles driving every day on under-inflated tyres. The early years of Wheely-Safe concentrated on attaining worldwide patent protection and technology small enough to fit near the wheels of all vehicle types, from cars and vans to trucks and trailers – with its first products launched into the market during 2018. www.wheely-safe.com
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