Does a deadly heat wave change the way truckers should treat tires?

July 4, 2012

We all know that truck tires get hotter as they rotate. But what if you add the effects of a heat wave?

I think we know the answer to that, too. So does the "Ohio Commercial Driver Handbook," which addresses that very issue.

What are drivers supposed to do when they are driving down the highway in temperatures hovering near 100-degrees Fahrenheit? It's happening now, as much of the United States suffers through extremely high temperatures.

To find out what the handbook has to say about driving "in very hot weather," check out the lates blog by Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich, "Hot! Hot! HOT! Why truckers have to keep an eye on tires when the temperature rises." You may be surprised by what the handbook says is proper procedure.

And after you read the blog, let us know what you think by leaving a comment!