Brake and Tyre Watch

Nov

Limpopo needs a wake-up call

2010-11-01 15:11
Take a close look at this and you be the judge as to whether or not this is part of the killing fields on South African roads. How is it possible that the cops don’t see: (1) A chevron board which is a reject; (2) The number plate is a reject; (3) No number plate light; (4). No load sensing valve connection. Eieesh!

Limpopo Province needs a big wake-up when it comes to traffic enforcement. While there were some traffic officials out of the 120 present who were keen to learn from the experts on our Brake & Tyre Watch project, there were

Nov

A banker’s impressions

2010-11-01 13:27
FleetWatch editor Patrick O’Leary gives Standard Bank’s Kathy Bell the run-down on the faults of a truck pulled over for checking.

For the first time since 2005 when we started Brake & Tyre Watch, we had a bank join us as a partner. Kathy Bell, Head: Transport Solutions, Specialised Finance for Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, was with us in

Nov

Bad deal!

2010-11-01 13:27
Wrong, wrong, wrong – but not the operator’s fault. These manual slack adjusters were fitted by the trailer manufacturer to a new 2010 tipper. Not only is this illegal but the settings are also wrong. The second hole on the adjuster is used but on the booster bracket, the bottom hole is used (the finger points to the correct hole). The Quality Control department of this manufacturer should get some instructions.

Dumb-struck!!! That’s about the best way to describe our reaction to a new, three month old trailer fitted with manual rather than automatic slack adjusters as is required by law. The result of this error by the trailer manufacturer ,

Nov

Tyre faults …again

2010-11-01 13:27

It is amazing how many tyre faults we find during every Brake & Tyre Watch exercise. It has got to the point where if we want to do a quick check on the roadworthiness of a rig, we merely look

Nov

Thanks to our partners

2010-11-01 13:27
Behind the logos on this T-Shirt are passionate people who are determined to make a difference. Thank you

FleetWatch would like to extend a huge thanks to our partners in the Polokwane project without whom Brake & Tyre Watch would not have been possible. These companies put in their time, money and expertise all in the interests of

Oct

Tyre faults …again

2010-10-01 13:27
This shows the start of diagonal wear which could be caused by advanced wear conditions or brake skid, spot wear or shoulder wear. This can also be caused by misalignment, mismatched dual sizes, loose wheel bearings or incorrect inflation pressures.

It is amazing how many tyre faults we find during every Brake & Tyre Watch exercise. It has got to the point where if we want to do a quick check on the roadworthiness of a rig, we merely look