ERJ staff report (TB)
Raleigh, North Carolina - The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has published the fourth edition of its â€œRadial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide.â€
The updated edition features more than 200 colour photographs and illustrations along with detailed descriptions of every tyre failure and service condition for both original and retread tyres, the council said. The guide also offers tips on what to look for when examining diagonal tyre wear, irregular wear, side wall separations, the â€œzipper conditionâ€ and shoulder wear, and how to correct the problem. The publication includes updates to existing repair, retread and wear conditions as well as new conditions, such as those associated with wide-base tyres.
The publication is available in print or CD, which can be viewed on a PC, Mac, or laptop computer. The cost is $79 for ATA members and $105 for non-members. To order the publication, visit the ATA website.
From Tire Business (A Crain publication)
Home page of publication on ATA website