When a truck accident is caused by a mechanical failure, tires are often the culprit. Accidents related to tire failure commonly happen because – tires are defective,
– tires are not properly maintained by the trucking company – tires that have not been properly inspected by the driver before the trip
When it comes to maintenance and inspection, trucking company employees and drivers should be rigorous and make sure not to rely on some tire safety myths that have never been proven true such as checking the pressure by kicking the tires or believing it’s ok to re-inflate a tire that has been run more than 10 percent low.
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