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Truck safety – tyre deflation

Posted on 5th May, 2011 by Jonathan Peach

When it comes to truck safety, technology is the only thing to consider. If tyres are under-inflated heat will build up in the tyre that could lead to a blow out.

In the event of a tyre failure, other motorists are put at risk, the vehicle is difficult to control and fitting a new one while on the motorway is highly dangerous.

It is essential to truck safety to check tyres. It is a vital element to vehicle handling – including the brakes, steering, acceleration, braking and suspension.

Under-inflated types also lead to premature tyre wear – because of extra stress of the outside of the tread.

For general truck safety, check your tyres regularly.