Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Checkpoint launches biodegradable wheel nut indicators

Haulage wheel safety solution company, Checkpoint, has relaunched its internationally renowned wheel nut indicators as fully biodegradable.

Checkpoint estimates that by the end of 2021 all of its products produced will be the newly innovated version – hailed Bio-Checkpoint.

Mike Marczynski, Checkpoint chief executive, said: “Thirty years ago, we were pioneers of the world’s first loose nut indicators, and now we are continuing to lead the vehicular industry sectors by re-launching our already recyclable Checkpoint products as biodegradable – this is a landmark moment for us, our clients and the industry.”

Marczynski said the now biodegradable wheel nut indicators remain available in any colour, personalised to match each individual customer’s signage and livery.

Checkpoint was the first-ever product of its kind on the global market to provide an indication of wheel nut movement on commercial vehicles.

This clever solution helps to ensure that every truck driver and fleet operator can carry out quick and easy visual checks and audits on their vehicle wheels.

Its application has since been introduced to a wide range of sectors in order to provide a solution to loose nuts on plant structures, rail tracks etc.

The Checkpoint visually indicates nut movement. By placing the Checkpoints in a recognisable pattern such as point to point, any movement of the nut is clearly visible at a glance.

This assists the visual inspection of wheel nuts, identifying when a nut loosens, to prevent the wheel from coming off. It also melts at a specific temperature to highlight any overheating issues with the wheel or equipment.

Checkpoint wheel nut indicators are available in Ireland through Apaseal.