Aperia Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of tire inflation technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicle tractors and trailers, announced the release of a new chrome cover for the Halo Tire Inflator.

“Our drivers take tremendous pride in their trucks, and it’s the details that matter when it comes to recruiting and retaining drivers,” said Jon Andrus, Vice President of Fleet Administration at Doug Andrus. “Every touch point we have to improve driver retention matters to our company, and how a truck looks as well as how it operates is a factor in keeping our drivers on the road.”

While the chrome adds personality and practicality to accessorize the Halo Tire Inflator, it also plays a role in improving business for fleets, from driver retention to company pride. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), it takes 3.5 million truck drivers to haul more than 10.5 billion tons of freight across the U.S. annually. Driver shortages are forcing fleets to be more selective in the loads they take on, raise wages, and charge customers more to haul their loads.

“Solutions such as lowering driver eligibility requirements, including age, are being considered to help address the driver shortage, but including new features that drivers want on trucks is another opportunity to engage and retain drivers,” said Josh Carter, CEO of Aperia Technologies.

Aperia’s Halo Tire Inflator is a robust, easy-to-use solution that automatically keeps tires from falling below their target pressure range, allowing fleets to maximize tire life, reduce fuel consumption, and slash operating costs. The chrome cover snaps into place in seconds and is retrofittable and compatible with all models of the Halo Tire Inflation Systems.

Used extensively in heavy-duty trucks since 2015, Aperia’s Halo Tire Inflator is North America’s leading automatic tire inflation solution for tractors and has become the tire inflation solution of choice for more than 350 fleet customers.