TRUCK SAFETY WITH TRUCK CHECKPOINT
After a brief check at the Truck Checkpoint it is unlikely that anything will occur at truck inspections in Austria. Automatic air control saves time and fuel.
You can be reassured of passing truck controls in Austria.
Hardly any truck driver feels indifferently about being pulled over for a truck inspection in Austria, because the police there control more than just toll payments. At the border of Austria, it is irrelevant whether there are border controls or not, because there are always manned control points for trucks. All truck drivers are aware that such traffic control checkpoints exist not only at the border, but throughout Austria. What good is a correct total weight, when the maximum load is exceeded on one of the axles? Reloading on the highway is practically impossible. At the Truck Checkpoint, all points that are relevant for truck inspections in Austria are automatically checked, displayed and upon request, also sent to the fleet manager via email.
This way they can stay informed about tire wear limits and thus better maintain the road safety of their vehicles. In addition to tread depth and air pressure, total weight and axle loads are also automatically checked. Only with adequate tread and correct pressure does the truck have maximum traction and minimal risk of aquaplaning. Although truck control does cost precious time, it removes the risk that the vehicle might be taken out of circulation. At the same time, tire pressure monitoring reduces fuel consumption and the risk of costly and time-consuming punctures by gradual loss of pressure, and increases tire mileage.
Manual checking of twelve or more tires is extremely time consuming and therefore often “saved for later”. The fully automatic check at the Truck Checkpoint measures tire pressure and tread depth within a few seconds.
PREVENTION OF TIRE-RELATED EMERGENCIES
Creeping pressure loss can lead to overheating and subsequent tire blowouts on the highway. Regular air pressure monitoring of all tires helps prevent punctures.
A burst tire is connected with a high risk of accident for both the truck driver and the traffic behind him. The inevitable changing of tires and removal of tire parts from the highway often proves fatal.
Tire pressure that is too low can cause an increase in fuel consumption of about 3%. On average, for the amount of fuel a truck consumes over 10,000 km, this would amount to about 300 km.
INCREASE IN LIFESPAN OF TIRES
Tire pressure that is either too high or too low can cause an increase in wear and tear on tires. By regularly monitoring air pressure at the Truck Checkpoint, significantly higher tire mileage can be attained.
FLEET AND TIRE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
On request, measurement results can be sent to the responsible fleet manager via email. Necessary measures such as the ordering of tires can be carried out promptly and downtime can be avoided.
REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS
Correct tire pressure reduces fuel consumption and subsequently also reduces CO2 emissions. Checks at the Truck Checkpoint save money and also protect the environment.
AXLE LOAD INSPECTION
The tonnage is correct, but what about the axle load? Automatic checking of the axle load prevents truck drivers from having unpleasant surprises at a checkpoint.
TOTAL WEIGHT INSPECTION
The total weight of the truck is also measured at the Truck Checkpoint. With the values directly displayed, the driver knows instantly whether everything about their truck is in the green zone.