Bridgestone Introduces Next-Generation Tire and Rim Management Solution

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New TreadStat™ analytics increase off-the-road productivity

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced that it will introduce 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 from Bridgestone uses industry-relevant analytics to help customers manage the lifecycle cost of their tires for increased efficiency and profitability.

The TreadStat tool features a new, innovative 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 from Bridgestone. 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. With TreadStat, Bridgestone is setting the global standard for OTR tire tracking.”

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.

Bridgestone will debut the next-generation TreadStat system at the MINExpo 2016 international conference September 26-28 in Las Vegas. Next generation TreadStat will be available in January 2017 to help fleet managers of OTR businesses worldwide save time and increase productivity.

To learn more about the TreadStat software platform from Bridgestone, visit www.commercial.bridgestone.com.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:

Nashville, Tennessee-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 also 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.