Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has introduced the next generation of its off-the-road (OTR) tire and rim management software, TreadStat. The performance tracking solution has been enhanced to include several new features that support the evolving needs of the global OTR industry. The TreadStat system uses industry-relevant analytics to help customers manage the life-cycle cost of their tires for increased efficiency and profitability.
The TreadStat tool features a new user interface that increases productivity through customizable dashboards that deliver rich analytics directly to users’ computers, tablets or smartphones anywhere in the world. Global efficiency is increased by technology improvements such as additional multilingual support, convenient application program interfaces, instantaneous data conversion and integration with the B-TAG tire pressure and temperature management system. Advanced analytics also help operations of any size or location maximize tire usage, manage inventory, improve safety and minimize expenses.
“The next-generation TreadStat tool is an innovative tire performance management solution that uses integrated technology to serve global businesses of any size,” said Taylor Cole, president, Commercial Off-the-Road, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Having a complete and real-time view of every tire’s status can reduce one of a fleet’s largest annual operating expenses, tire and rim management, to significantly increase the bottom line.”
Forecasting, work scheduling and budgeting also are improved by the data-driven analytics platform. Bridgestone has enhanced the TreadStat tool to be accessible on mobile devices and tablets through the TreadStat Mobile Inspection app. The app ensures vital details are accessible on any device across the globe, and allows users to quickly and easily:
- Conduct vehicle inspections online or offline, saving time, eliminating paper and improving productivity.
- Conveniently note critical exceptions requiring immediate action and share data via email to reduce operating costs.
- Manage a global operation via one system to unify data-driven tire and rim management decisions for increased efficiency.
The next-generation TreadStat will be available in January 2017.