National Tire Safety Week is May 28th – June 3rd

Apr 21, 2017 0 Comments in Uncategorized by

04/21/2017

Reminder of the week.

National Tire Safety Week is May 28th – June 3rd

Even with the low diesel fuel price the benefits of a good tire inspection pertains to safe vehicle operations but could also means a fuel savings to for each and every unit operated. Tires are designed to run at a given load and inflation pressure. Running 18 tires 30% under inflated will cost you 5% in actual vehicle fuel economy. 10% under inflation will be a ONE 1% penalty in fuel and 20% under inflation will be over 2% loss in fuel economy.

Commercial motor vehicles that are used daily should have tire pressures checked daily. In addition the tires on the commercial vehicle should be considered as an asset of the company that needs to be managed for optimal utilization and performance. Depending on the size and configuration of the commercial vehicle it is common to have between $3,000 and $6,000 of tires invested in each vehicle. During an inspection drivers should check air pressures with a calibrated Gauge. The practice of striking a tire with an object is NOT recommended and is inaccurate in determining inflation pressure.

If the tire is under inflated only bad things will result. Irregular wear will develop, fuel economy will get worse, retread ability will be reduced, and tires will not reach their target removal miles. Drivers need to look for any signs of irregular wear which is an early warning sign for under inflation and/or vehicle alignment issues. The tire tread should be wearing smoothly. If not, a technician is needed to check out the vehicle. Drivers should rub their hand over the tire tread and sidewall looking for any signs of punctures or damage. Drivers have an enormous impact on maximizing tire mileage.

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