How does the Casing Monitor work?
Once a haulier or a service provider has registered for Casing Monitor, that company will receive a unique log-in code for the online database. This allows access to the section of the database that contains all the information about the casings that the haulier/service provider has delivered.
The service provider receives special consistent stickers that are to be affixed to the removed tyres. The stickers list specific data, such as the tyres' barcode and the serial number. When collecting the tyres, using a PDA (a hand-held computer) this information is sent directly to an online database. Subsequently, the casings are transported to a central collection point of an independent professional certification company. Here, the removed tyres are assessed by specialists. (The inspection can be carried out on-site optionally). The results of that assessment, along with detailed photographs, are added to the relevant database.

Which information is stored in the database for each collected casing?

All relevant data, allowing at all times an objective and substantiated judgement to be made about the tyre in question, i.e.:
  • Dimensions of the tyre
  • Brand and type
  • Number of kilometres travelled
  • Date removed
  • Position previously fitted
  • Name of the haulier
  • Name of the service provider
  • Unique barcode
  • Serial number
  • Vehicle registration plate
  • Tread depth
  • Inspection result code
  • Photographs of the serial number of the tyre and of damage found during the inspection
  • Remarks by the service provider, inspector and driver

The unique 5 box system of Casing Monitor

After arrival at the central collection point of the specialised certification company, the tyres are assessed and, based on the result placed in a box:

Box 1
Tyres with less than 3 mm tread depth and the proper kilometre performance.

Box 2
Tyres that are undamaged that have been removed prematurely with a tread depth in excess of 3 mm.
Advantage: an extra check of the work performed by the service provider, increasing the kilometre performance of each tyre.

Box 3
Damaged tyres with a tread depth in excess of 3 mm.
Advantage: relevant information given to the haulier about the type of damage such as collisions, tread wear from braking and nail holes. The haulier is then able to take proper action such as instructing the driver, resolving vehicle problems, etc.

Box 3A
Tyres from box 3 that can be repaired.
Advantage: extra check, an extension of the tyre's life span.

Box 4
Claims under the guarantee.
Advantage: the haulier receives remuneration. The tyre manufacturer can use the data to improve the quality.

Box 5
Tyres with bead heel damage through incorrect removal.
Advantage: the haulier receives remuneration. An additional check of the service provider's work.

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