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 at the tyres.
If they are badly maintained, you can bet your bottom dollar there will be other faults on the rig. Here, Terence Bowren from the training department of our long standing partner, Bridgestone South Africa, provides expert comment on some of the faults found at Polokwane:
Please will operators take note and avoid similar mistakes. Although some of the faults are not safety critical, they are all costing you, Mr Operator, MONEY.
You’re throwing your bucks down the drain!