Blown tire accident avoided.

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Moon_beam, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    Nov 11, 2008
    Sorrento Maine
    Generally pickup tires dont go bad. Only time I have known of tire failure is when the owner doesnt have the money to maintain said tires and run them down as skins.
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  3. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    I'll take 2 pair of clean underwear for $1000, Alex
  4. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    This is especially true if you’re running in high temperature areas(usually 90 deg. F and up). Back in August I was running I-40 in Arkansas on my way to Texas. 6 pm in the evening and the temperature was still in low to mid 90s. I saw at least 4 to 5 trucks on the shoulder with blowouts-two of those trucks had past me barely 5-10 minutes prior doing 70-75 mph.
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  5. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    There have been a rise in steer tire blowouts since 2010. Majority of them have been on the RF. We in the tire industry believe it is due to the extreme heat generated by the after treatment system. That is a lot of extra heat near those already stressed tires.
  6. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2017
    Palmgetto, FL
    Had a drivers side steer let go on my old hotshot at ~70mph few years ago. Was in the 3rd lane on a 4 lane section of I75 near Ringold, GA. Was light, ~21k gross when it happened. Kept 'er in my lane, slowed easy peasy & hit the right shoulder to swap it out. Not sure why that dually lost control so easily. Maybe he wasn't paying attention.? IDK..

    It's hard to see but the tire was 6 month old bridgestone r500hd properly inflated, deep tread. Got great service out of the rest of them, even replaced with the same.. Blew a hole right through the tread section. Almost like road debris got it, but I don't think so..

    Lower right side of the tire where it sits in the pic. Can barely see it.. Lol This is 4-5 years old, & the only pic I can find of it..

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