ArvinMeritor and Pressure Systems International Inc. of San Antonio, Texas, have agreed to a new long-term deal that will ensure the continued marketing and distributing of automatic tire inflation systems. The new agreement covers the same scope as the previous deal struck some seven years ago. As a result all major markets remain covered. Nearly two million Tire Inflation Systems have been sold since the original agreement was signed between the two companies. The system automatically monitors and maintains consistent air pressure in heavy-duty trailer tires, helping to decrease tire blowouts and greatly reduce tire maintenance costs. The report released today indicated that tires are the second-highest cost for the trucking industry, and the primary maintenance expense for fleets. The American Trucking Associations also reported that 90 percent of all excess rubber on U.S. highways is due to under-inflation.