Trucker charged in Toronto wheel-off incident

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  1. TheHealthyDriver

    TheHealthyDriver Heavy Load Member

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    HAHAHAHA Nah, I have her trained just right now, so no need in someone else screwing up my hard work.
     
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  3. boytoy4hire

    boytoy4hire Bobtail Member

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    healthy get out the closet you're swinger
     
  4. TheHealthyDriver

    TheHealthyDriver Heavy Load Member

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    Was. Past tense.
     
  5. bulldozerbert

    bulldozerbert Medium Load Member

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    just doing some research after a discussion today.....

    Is there an actual MTO law for retorque in Ontario?

    If so, where might I find it?

    TIA
     
  6. heyns57

    heyns57 Road Train Member

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    I was stopped for inspection at an Ontario scale in the 1990s. They required that brake shoes be replaced on one trailer axle and the right front steer axle. Of course, the trailer wheels and brake drums could be dismounted without touching the lug nuts. The steer tire lug nuts had to be taken off. There was a long wait for a certified torque wrench mechanic to reinstall the steer tire and wheel. The mechanics who did the brake shoe installation were not qualified to tighten the lug nuts on the steer wheel.
     
  7. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

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    The the "wrench holder" that did the brake job was NOT a licensed 310T mechanic. If you hold a 310T ticket you don't require any further wheel installing training.
     
  8. TheHealthyDriver

    TheHealthyDriver Heavy Load Member

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    Because we all know it takes a 310T mechanic to use a torque wrench. hahaha
     
  9. end of the road

    end of the road Heavy Load Member

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    Anybody ever loose a wheel?

    This past week we had a very close call. Every lug not on a tire that had been torqued and re-torqued came loose. I caught it on my pre-trip but in all my time in trucking I have never seen a tire come loose after being re-torqued.
     
  10. heyns57

    heyns57 Road Train Member

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    One winter night in the mid 1990s, I was hauling beer from Columbus to Benton Harbor. On the South Bend bypass, a driver in a pickup truck flagged me down. The right rear outside trailer wheel had come off due to broken studs. After the axle on the air ride trailer was chained up, I limped to Freuhauf in South Bend. Before leaving the scene, we tried to find the lost wheel, but tracks in the snow indicated that someone else took it.

    Freuhauf mechanics explained that preventive maintenance on disk wheels includes replacing all studs periodically. Studs are stretched every time they are torqued such as during tire repairs. Our trailer was perhaps 15-years-old. It was a 12'6", 45' air ride spread axle with roll door. It was perfect for hauling beer but had never had all of the studs replaced.
     
  11. Scarecrow_2010

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    Ever drive on the roads in Quebec, no wonder the wheels are falling off. Trucks are only made of steel
     
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