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PCL Takes the Pressure Off Hampshire Police

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) Tyre inflation specialist Pneumatic Components Ltd (PCL) is helping to keep Britain’s roads safe by supplying its equipment to Hampshire Police.

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PCL’s D10 digital wall-mounted unit is used to inflate tyres on the force’s fleet, which must be kept in peak condition at all times, with safety of paramount importance. With 900 police vehicles covering some 15 million miles per year, Hampshire Police must source products to maintain its vehicles under guidelines outlined in the government’s Driving at Work document.

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Produced by the Health & Safety Executive in conjunction with the Department of Transport, the document lays down the best practise relating to motor vehicles, which means that fleet managers must play close attention to every area of maintenance.

Hampshire Police Fleet Manager John Bradley, said: "A key facet of good police fleet management encompasses issues around the vehicle, including passenger and public safety.

"Vehicles now fall within the Driving at Work document and the onus is on the fleet manager to adhere to its guidelines. This includes ensuring that fleet tyres are kept in first-class condition, therefore we must enhance ways in which officers as well as staff in police stations have the ability to accurately monitor and adjust vehicle tyre pressures.

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"We looked at the market and thought that PCL’s D10 wall-mounted gauge was the best solution. Overall we are very satisfied with its performance."

Simon Shorter, General Manager of PCL’s U.K.-based Tyre Gauge Division, said: "We continually carry out in-depth research and development to design and manufacture the world’s best tyre inflation equipment for maximum safety and fast, accurate and reliable tyre inflation. This allows us to produce products such as the D10, which provides superior vehicle performance through increased fuel economy, longer tyre life and greater safety and comfort.

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