Covid is being blamed for every bad business practice: “We can’t supply because of Covid”, “He’s working from home”, “We’re out of stock.”
Safety is supposed to be the most important issue for any business, especially transport. We are supposed to ‘do everything reasonably practical’ to improve safety, but, are we?
Our tyre experts and our government regulators are not telling us vital information, information necessary to save lives, reduce damage to driver’s health, that is costing transport tens of thousands of dollars per truck, and costing our country billions of dollars, while needlessly damaging our world.
If transport matched tyre pressures to the tyre load, heavy truck tyres would be much more ‘road friendly’. Road damage is directly affected by the unit pressure on the road. NHVR PBS expert John dePont recently explained that the shearing damage that occurs when turning with multiple axles does not increase with load, but with the unit pressure, which is controlled by the tyre air pressure.