Bridgestone launches new tire inspection resources for off-the-road customers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2017) – Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced two free jobsite resources for customers in the mining, construction and aggregates industries. The pre-shift inspection poster and video provide general guidelines to identify and report irregular tire, rim and wheel conditions early, lowering the lifecycle cost of OTR tires.

“OTR tires face some of the toughest conditions in the world, and at Bridgestone, we are committed to helping our customers work as safely and efficiently as possible – whatever the conditions,” said Rob Seibert, director, marketing, commercial off-the-road tires, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Whether through our state-of-the-art products or these educational resources, we always strive to deliver a comprehensive approach for our customers to manage their tire assets.”

A regular tire inspection and maintenance program is crucial to safety and productivity. The inspection poster and video provide guidelines to identify tire conditions easily before every shift preventing unplanned downtime:

  • Inspect for irregular wear or flat spots in the tread and shoulder
  • Look for any bulges or separations in the sidewall
  • Ensure there are no cracks, splits, leaks or breaks in the beads
  • Examine rust or corrosion of components on the wheel and rim
  • Check inflation levels and examine the tire for any loose or damaged valve stems
  • Report any damage or issues immediately to your supervisor

Bridgestone recommends customers conduct daily pre-shift inspections and conduct frequent formal inspections utilizing an integrated tire and rim management tracking system. Bridgestone TreadStat software features a mobile inspection app and offers customizable dashboards, making it easy to record and upload inspection data for every tire in a fleet, saving customers time and money.

The pre-shift inspection poster and video are available for download in the U.S. and Canada, at commercial.bridgestone.com/otr-tire-inspection.

To learn more about Bridgestone Commercial OTR tires, visit commercial.bridgestone.com.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.