If you are a trucker, you know that the regulations around hauling semi trailers loaded with goods and materials around the country changed significantly in late 2017. That’s when most in the industry were required to start using electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track the operation of their rigs.
If you’re a trucker, nobody needs to tell you that having your truck and semi trailer out of commission for any significant period of time is a problem. In summertime, as temperatures start to climb, so does the risk of serious, heat-related issues. From damage caused by an overheated engine to blown tires, these troubles can take you off the road for hours or even days at a time.
We’ve all heard the phrase “where the rubber meets the road.” For any company that uses semi trailers to haul products or materials, that point is one that can have a significant effect on everything from fuel economy to safety. Knowing what to look for when purchasing tires and how to get the most life out of tires without creating a safety risk can be a key to success.