Tire Safety is an Important Part of the Driver’s Daily Pre and Post Inspection.

Apr 7, 2017 0 Comments in Uncategorized by

04/7/2017

Reminder of the week.

Tire Safety is an Important Part of the Driver’s Daily Pre and Post Inspection.

Accidents are often caused by tires, which are improperly inflated. With fuel and tires, two of the largest expenses in operating a truck it is important to make sure that the tires are properly inflated.

The service life of a tire is shortened by improper inflation. Under inflated tires can significantly take a bite out of the unit’s fuel mileage. The only true and accurate way to determine the air pressure in a tire is to gauge the tire with a tire pressure gauge.

If you don’t have a tire gauge, stop by the safety office and get one.

A unique workers compensation case reviewed was for a driver who was checking his tires by thumping them with a hammer and the hammer bounced back breaking the drivers jaw!

When inspecting tires also pay close attention to the wear patterns and tread depth.

The FMCSA regulations CFR 393.75 require that steer axle tires have a minimum tread depth of 4/32” and all other applications including trailers to have a minimum tread depth of 2/32”.

Pay attention to your tires and they will provide many miles of service.

Reminder:

Our Safety Meeting will be held on April 29th, from 9:30 am – 1pm

At Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre.

8800 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL, 60462.

 

Thank You! BE SAFE OUT THERE! 

Klemens Kuqi

Compliance Manager