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How do you care for your tires? In this episode, host Michael Freeze sets out to answer tire inflation questions all fleet owners should be asking to protect their tires and, essentially, their business. Like, what factors should fleets consider when investing in systems like tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS)? And where do these systems take the industry in the future, especially when talking about maintenance and fuel economy? To get answers we bring in Matt Wilson, General Manager of the Controls Business Unit & Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems for Hendrickson, the leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium and heavy-duty tire pressure control systems. Tune in.

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Eleanor Lamb started working as a staff reporter for Transport Topics in July 2017. She covers a variety of issues, including state and local government affairs, infrastructure funding and trucking research. Her work has taken her all over the country. Two favorite destinations are Kansas City, Mo., and Boulder City, Nev. She regularly appears on Transport Topics Radio. Serving as the primary state reporter for Transport Topics, Eleanor frequently writes about how infrastructure projects and legislation affect transportation and trucking.

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Matt Wilson works for Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle systems as the general manager of the controls business unit. He is responsible for the development, production and marketing of automatic tire inflation systems. He has over 20 years of experience in the heavy truck industry. Before moving to Hendrickson, Matt worked for Freightliner and Volvo heavy truck manufacturers and also J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers. His work experience includes engineering, new product development and general management.



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