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?
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.
Today I want to talk about something completely different: our roads and the damage they do to our health and our trucks.
We all know that we are at the bottom of the totem pole as far as government regulators, taxes, costs, and our media. This is despite the fact that everyone uses our services, and every product is transported.
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?