Tire is one of the most complex components on a commercial truck with the majority of truck tire made up of more materials than truck engines.
Here are the advice of tire specialists who are providing tires for commercial truck teams and car owners / operators should do to improve safety and save money by maintaining Truck tire in the best way.
Truck drivers often pay little attention to the value of their truck tires. Doug Jones, Michelin customer technical support director, said keeping tires properly inflated not only improves tire lifespan and on-road safety. Tire is one of the most complex components on a commercial truck with the majority of truck tire made up of more materials than truck engines.
The driver should have an accurate pressure gauge (calibrated with the master gauge) and be instructed to check the tire on the truck every day.
Conduct a visual inspection of your tires before operating.
Check all tires on tractor and trailer, including inside the dual tires (and spare parts mounted on truck if available).
Never solder or apply heat to the wheel when the tire is mounted.
Store tires properly when not in use.
Always use safety cages when inflating tire after mounting.
Avoid mixing tires on your car: for example, pairing a normal tread depth with a deep tread depth or a bias-ply tire with a radial.
Tire and rim servicing should be done by trained personnel using proper tools and procedures.
Always dismantle and check that the tire has run below the specified level (under 80% of recommended pressure).
Do not limp on the dual truck tire. Doing so causes irreparable damage to both tires because the load increases on a tire that incurs.
In addition to increasing safety, proper care of the truck tire offers many benefits to the driver and fleet. Accurate tire pressure increases tire life, the ability to tire retread and save fuel and limit environmental pollution. Unlike tires that are inflated below the standard level, Michelin estimates that the average driver can save nearly two weeks of fuel each year just by maintaining proper tire pressure.