Johnsons Aggregate and Recycling is taking significant steps to enhance the efficiency and safety of its fleet of eight-wheel tippers by adopting the latest generation of Wheely-Safe technology.

Based in Ilkeston, the company is currently in the process of implementing the innovative in-motion wheel loss detection system. This system is a combination of brake and hub temperature monitoring with an intelligent tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 25 of its Scania trucks.

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Published on
July 27, 2023

Mick Glenny, Transport Manager at Johnsons Aggregate and Recycling says: "In our line of work, it's important to look after the wheels and tyres, so when we heard of the Wheely-Safe product it sounded like the ideal solution."

To ensure the protection of their fleet, the company will now equip Wheely-Safe's external TPMS sensors on their vehicles. These sensors replace the valve cap and effortlessly pair with an in-cab solar receiver. Additionally, a set of wheel loss sensors and brackets are installed on each wheel, which sends an in-motion alert to a solar-powered receiver in the cabin in case of loosened wheel nuts. The same sensor also monitors heat and quickly identifies any abnormalities from the brakes or hub.

"We're doing a lot of off-road work and delivering into incinerator facilities -- you do get a lot of hub overheating. The fact that the system monitors any abnormality in that area is a huge benefit to us," adds Glenny.

"With the data the technology provides, we should be able to identify the cause of any issues too which will help us ensure similar problems don't arise again. It just gives you huge peace of mind."

As an additional safety measure, the company's drivers will be equipped with Pressure Checkers, making it easier and safer for them to obtain accurate tire pressure readings without the need for connecting a pressure gauge to the valve.

Established in 1999, Johnsons Aggregates and Recycling specialises in producing recycled aggregates by transforming domestic waste into IBAA (incinerator bottom ash aggregate) through their state-of-the-art recycling facilities. Committed to a 100% recycling and zero landfill policy, the company is making significant contributions to waste reduction across the UK.

By adopting Wheely-Safe technology, Johnsons Aggregate and Recycling are setting an example for the industry, prioritising both the efficiency of their operations and the safety of their drivers.

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