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Tyre maintenance and safety essentials

All too often trucks show various wheel and suspension problems, which are costly and pose a safety risk not only to the truck and its driver but also to other road users

Common faults found in field studies include incorrect application of tyres, poor maintenance of vehicles and tyres, vehicles in shocking condition and people foolishly trying to get too much out of a tyre and running it past its practical and safe usability.

Truck tyre maintenance is often overlooked, but it is one of the key contributing factors to running a fleet efficiently and as cost effectively as possible.

This may seem to be a no brainer for most fleet operators, but the truth of the matter is that in South Africa (SA), the rapid expansion of the logistics industry means that there are fewer well informed fleet owners and operators.

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