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PSI honors fleet contributions

Successful Dealer Staff January 15, 2014

Throughout 2013, Pressure Systems International (PSI) celebrated its 20th anniversary of providing automatic tire inflation systems for commercial vehicles by honoring twelve fleets, three for each five-year interval from 1993 through the present, that have played a major role in the success of the company.

Each of the fleets honored in the second-half of the year were instrumental in growing PSI’s penetration into the North America fleet market, the company says.

PSI says second half of 2013 honorees were as follows:

Years 2003-2008

July - Old Dominion Freight Lines was recognized as being one of the first large for-hire carriers that made the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI standard on its trailers.  This was a huge milestone that led to MTIS now being specified by 70 percent of the Top 200 fleets (for-hire and private) in the U.S., the company says.

August - Dean Foods, a multiple-brand high profile private carrier, began spec’ing PSI’s automatic tire inflation system in 2000 giving the company exposure to the private fleet sector.

September – FedEx Ground and Freight, the nation’s second largest carrier, went standard with PSI in both divisions.  FedEx’s reputation for quantifying value of its trailer specifications convinced the industry the ROI for this product fell within an acceptable time frame and convinced other fleets to follow its lead, PSI says.

Years 2008-2013

October - Werner Enterprises, who not only began spec’ing the PSI system on all new trailers, also embarked on a 24,000 trailer retrofit program for their in-service trailers, PSI says.

November – PSI says J.B. Hunt chose MTIS by PSI as its specification for all new trailer orders

December - Swift Transportation was honored for being the latest large for-hire carrier spec’ing MTIS by PSI for its trailers, the company says.

“We honored twelve fleets during our 20th anniversary year, but really there are so many who have contributed to our success that it would take the next twenty years to recognize them all,” says Frank Sonzala, PSI executive vice president. “2013 was a record year for us and we appreciate the support of each and every one of our customers in helping us attain that mark.”

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