Tyre traction, wear, handling and pressures

Transport is an amazing business. We invest millions of dollars, work super long hours, put up with other drivers that should never have gotten a license, suffer from over-zealous regulators, and then are ripped off with high rego bills, stamp tax, tolls and fuel tax. Sometimes I wonder why we do it?

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Are you managing your tyre pressure for profits?

What tyre pressure are you running in your steer, drive, and trailer tyres? If it is 100 psi, like most do, your steer tyres are 20 per cent under inflated, which increases tyre temperature, and reduces steering accuracy. The drive tyres are 33 to 300 per cent over inflated, and the trailer tyres are 85 to 400 per cent over inflated.

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