How should truck drivers take care of truck tires?

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2021 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents

A recent truck accident left you stressed, rattled and injured. You have a truck accident claim against the at-fault party, and you want to build a solid case. Are faulty tires to blame for your injuries and medical expenses?

American Trucker explains how truck drivers should care for their tires. Driver negligence or company liability could explain the reason for your accident.

Proper tire inflation

Like standard motor vehicles, commercial truck tires require proper inflation to operate safely. Over- or under-inflated tires could lead to trouble on the road. Proper inflation depends on inflation/load table findings and weight by the axle. No matter if drivers use automatic inflation systems, they should still check inflation pressure regularly. Tire pressure and condition checks should happen every week, during continual service and before every run.

Proper total truck alignment

A well-aligned truck experiences less tire wear. Drivers should check their truck’s alignment every 12 to 18 months or every 80,000 to 100,000 miles.

Tire rotation

By rotating truck tires regularly, drivers ensure regular tread wear on all tires. A good practice is to rotate halfway-worn tires. If truck drivers notice uneven wear on their tires, they should rotate them early. When companies discover irregular tire wear, they must find out why. Not only could unbalanced tire wear lead to accidents, but it also reduces fuel efficiency and causes vibrations.

You deserve to know all the facts concerning why a truck accident happened. The evidence you uncover helps you know what damages to seek and which party to hold responsible for the harm you suffered.

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