Bus and HD truck fleet owners and operators know that nothing cripples the bottom line like unexpected service interruptions. Your business does everything right, from the P.O. to the shipment date, but all that excellent service can grind to a halt if your bus or truck isn’t moving. Or worse, your business activities, reputation, or bank account can be crippled or destroyed if any truck or bus in your fleet is involved in an incident on the road. Unfortunately, with HD vehicles, such trucking and bus incidents, potentially catastrophic, are all too realistic.
Truck Parts and Service reported online on August 22, 2017 that a 72-hour Roadcheck performed in June by truck and bus inspectors in North America resulted in almost 20% of vehicles being taken out of service. Of those out-of-service violations, 15% were for tires/wheels. Many owners and operators are not conducting routine maintenance to ensure alignment systems are working properly, and some ignoring them to the point that they’re downright dangerous to operate.
Quick, Easy Alignment
Routine alignment can be quick and easy, however. After hearing fleet owners and operators’ frustrations with other alignment systems that require much time, increased labor, long out-of-service periods, and extensive training using obsolete software, Allpart Supply (Allpart) presented Haweka’s Axis4000. The Axis4000, Haweka’s HD Alignment system that Allpart recently introduced in North America, is a critical tool for keeping every truck and bus in the fleet aligned properly and easily, nearly effortlessly preventing unscheduled breakdowns and other out of service situations.
Axis4000 has many features and benefits than other mobile alignment systems do not. Where other systems require the technician to lift the vehicle, Axis4000 allows for simple driving onto the turning plates, including two more plates that many systems in order to accommodate multi-axle vehicles like trucks, tractor-trailers, and buses. Unlike most alignment systems, mobile or no, the Axis4000 accommodates aluminum rims using the patented ProClamp clamping device.
Accurate, Useful Software
The Axis4000 uses an updated, windows-based software for quick, accurate data recording and analysis. The software works with the 360° rotating camera measuring heads to guarantee instantaneous accurate recording of data via radio transmission. Results are available immediately, and the Axis4000 software displays “before and after” readings for the technician. In short, Axis makes alignment simple, accurate, and useful for both the technician charged with handling maintenance and the owner/operator concerned with fleet efficiency and bottom-line profitability.
For more information about the Axis4000, automotive lift replacement parts, or other garage equipment, visit www.allpartsupply.com and choose Haweka or call Jon Barganier at 817-290-0068.