Marcus Eitel & Linda Werab - Spedition Eitel, Germany
Sure, it took some time to get the tyre data sorted. But now, the tyre monitoring system TPMS has helped Eitel Spedition, based in Nagold near Stuttgart, Germany, to avoid up to 70% of unforeseen cases of tyre damage. A competitive advantage for a just-in-time delivery logistics specialist.
‘It took us a while to get it completely right for us,’ Linda explains. ‘So take your time to learn what the data means for you exactly. Adjust. Data always needs people. You know, cargo types, seasons... Plenty of factors at play. You need to see the context to be able to understand what is going on.’
‘And you still need those visual checks, sure,’ adds Marcus. ‘Talk to your technicians, and drivers. You are the link between the data, the tyres, the truck and your people.’
‘One more thing, Goodyear. I’d love to be able to order my trucks and trailers with the Goodyear sensors already built-in. Just so you know. I’d buy them!’ (smiles)