Reduced fuel consumption thanks to tire pressure inspection at APMT.

By means of the Free Tire Check, truck drivers can check the tire pressure of their trucks quickly and free of charge when leaving the APM terminal of Maasvlakte 2. The Free Tire Check is in operation since mid-May and is a joint initiative of the Port of Rotterdam, APM Terminals and De Verkeersonderneming, implemented agency for the ‘Beter Benutten’ (‘Better Usage’) program by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment in the Rotterdam region.

It is the most user friendly system for road based tire pressure inspection. When leaving the terminal, the driver slowly passes at a speed of 5 to 10 km/h over the measuring station. After approx. 30 m a green or red Smiley appears on a matrix sign. If it is red, the tire pressure is too low; if it is green the tire pressure is above 7.5 bar. After that, it is enough to press onto the button at the information column in order to print the inspection results. The print-out also includes the addresses of tire service repair shops.