Tire Damage

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Arisonius, May 6, 2021.

  1. Arisonius

    Arisonius Bobtail Member

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    Looking for a second opinion on this.
    Driver says the truck hit a rough patch and the damage occurred over a 30 mile stretch.
    My gut tells me this happened over the 400 mile trip and the driver didn't check his chains.
    I'm not exactly unbiased because I'm a bit upset over the damage to my equipment, so I'm looking for opinions from people not as close to the situation.

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  3. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I think it could be done even in less than 30 miles ...had a chain slide once through rub rail and hit the tire ( probably 30" down to the pavement ) , i noticed right away in side mirror , stopped but the tire was already trashed
     
  4. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    I second this. A few feet of dragging a chain will immediately eat through the treads.
     
  5. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    I'm in agreement based on seeing something similar in Wyoming. Over the course of the entire 400 mile trip the tire would have blown.
     
  6. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    I agree, short term damage.

    I use binder locks so things can’t shake lose like that though. Never had a binder come open unless it was lose to begin with though.
     
  7. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    How many trucks do you own? Just asking becuase if your that upset over just a tire you should count your blessings. Most company owners are really upside down becuase of serious downtime repairs from operator abuse such as trans and etc. just lecture the driver about his chaining methods and slap a new tire on and be done with it. No reason to open up a forensic murder investigation on how the tire was murdered.
     
  8. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Medium Load Member

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    Yup agree with the others. Ive seen a tire get trashed in as few as 10 yards when one of these came loose back when i did oilfield. Best bet is to lecture on chain method buy a new tire and move on. Best guess is either chain was loose or not fully secured. Over 400 miles would have eaten the tire till it blew.
     
  9. PSM379

    PSM379 Medium Load Member

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    Few weeks ago my bungee that keeps my winches in place broke, I was on US 15 in PA nowhere safe to pull over. Winch tore up my tire by the time I could stop. I’d say less then 15 miles. Truly sucked
     
  10. Arisonius

    Arisonius Bobtail Member

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    I don't own the truck, but I'm responsible for the equipment. I've never had this happen, even if the chains loosen up, and I've been hauling for a few years. The purpose of this thread was to figure out if I was over-reacting or not. The consensus of the thread is that it's a likely scenario, so all is well. This helps me be more level-headed about the situation.
     
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