TMSystems mandate in EU for all heavy vehicles and trailers

TMSytems mandate

Flat tire on a semi trailer

A recent tyre monitoring system mandate from the EU means LSM Technologies’ TyreGuard TMSystems are becoming more important for Australian companies.

As of July 6 this year, the European Union (EU) has mandated tyre monitoring systems (TMSystems) for all buses, trucks, trailers and articulated trucks.

The TMSystems mandate means some of the world’s best fit-for-purpose heavy-duty mitigation technology for more than 20 years, like what LSM Technologies supply, becomes vital for European vehicles and transport companies.

LSM’s TyreGuard TMSystems has been covering heavy vehicles tyres for years as the systems also provide a vital safeguard to keep companies and their assets safe.

TMSystems have been mandated for all passenger vehicles and was first legislated by the USA Tread Act as of 2008.

Since then, TMSystems have come to be valued worldwide as an important and critical safety mitigation control for all types of heavy vehicles.

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturing Association says previous surveys have shown that heavy-duty vehicles consistently drive between 40 and 65 per cent of the distances they travel on under-inflated tyres.

This is where TMSystems like the ones offered by LSM Technologies come into play.

These systems have been proven to provide life-saving benefits, enhanced safety and environmental savings, with the EU now mandating this technology on all commercial vehicles from July 6 onwards.

This latest EU Regulation 141 impacts the Australian industry, as imported heavy vehicles into the country may come fitted with TMSystems.

With many heavy vehicles imported from the EU, LSM says it won’t be long before Australia may soon see many of these vehicles being offered with factory fitted TMSystems.

LSM warns it’s buyer beware, as it calls for customers to select their TMSystem technology locally and consider:

  • Australia sources and builds their buses and trailers here, meaning international TMSystems may not be compatible or available for your tow assets within Australia
  • TMSystems require local technical support and critical spare parts supply.
  • Specialist training and support is required for operators
  • TMSystems are not all the same, and may not be fit-for-purpose for heavy industrial vehicles
  • Having various and different types of manufacturers of TMSystems in your fleet will cause severe maintenance issues
  • OEM-fitted TMSystems may use internal tyre sensors which can cause expensive maintenance issues compared to external tyre sensors.
  • These TMSystems may not be compatible with your telematics systems to provide off- site / remote reporting and alerts.