ORLANDO, FL – IMI is excited to demo the new IMI MATCHMAKER at the Exhibition Grand Opening of the TMC Annual Meeting 2023.
IMI has been an industry leader in wheel-end maintenance since 1973, partnering with industry distributors, dealers, and fleets to increase their profitability while creating solutions that follow the guidelines of TMC. With the increasing prices of tires and fuel, fleets are continuously looking for ways to save money in both of these areas.
“Fleets are becoming more aware of the problems associated with mismatched tires in dual wheel positions. When a dual tire is changed during road service calls, it’s likely not the same tire height as the one it’s paired with. Also, while different tire manufacturers may have the same size tires available, the dimensions are not the same. It only takes ¼” difference in the height for tires paired in a dual position to create irregular tire wear and undue stress on the tires, leading to premature tire life and reduction in fuel economy for the fleet.” said Bob Fogal from IMI.
“Our new MATCHMAKER tool is designed to make measuring and identifying mismatched dual tires quick and easy. It takes measurements at the tread rather than using a straight edge, creating a more accurate measurement. This, in turn, allows you to measure and mark the tire’s diameter before it comes off the vehicle, and then it can be placed into your tire bank.” Bob added.
Stop by our booth at TMC to demo the MATCHMAKER and see if our tool is a match for you!
IMI is based in Chambersburg, PA and was founded in 1973. In the five decades since, IMI has led the way in developing innovative, solutions-based products for the commercial tire and trucking industries. With over 300 years of combined industry experience, IMI’s success comes from understanding the challenges facing commercial trucking fleets and creating exceptional solutions that drive fleet efficiency, reduce operating costs, and improve safety on the road.