At the urging of the National Institute of Justice, the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit evaluated aftermarket tires used on law enforcement fleet vehicles. In this clip, troopers in the unit explain the methodology of the testing.
Rather than simply defer replacement purchases to meet short-term budget-balancing goals, fleet managers should use today's fiscal challenges to reappraise their organization's approach to fleet replacement.
Preparing a service-ready police unit may require more work than a small garage staff can handle, even with preplanning and experience. If a fleet staff is too busy maintaining in-service vehicles, outsourcing may be the solution.