US Study shows new, retread truck tyres have similar failure rates

ERJ staff report (R&PN)

Washington, DC — New and retreaded medium truck tyres have pretty much the same failure rates and modes, according to a tyre road debris study performed for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Tyre forensic scientists in the study examined 300 casings from truck stops and 1196 tyre fragments culled from highway locations in Virginia, Florida, Indiana, Michigan and Arizona. They found that road hazards, maintenance/operational factors and overdeflected operation were the reasons 76 percent…

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