The ELD mandate has caused a huge shift in how carriers and drivers must operate. Without the use of editing paper logbooks the trucking industry has identified many of the interruptions that prevent trucks from moving. Trucks that don't move don't make money and trucks that don't make money put carriers out of business.
Last year DOT officers wrote 175,997 violations for tire related issues. Of those violations over 113,000 came from just ten states. Below are the top 3 tire violations issued in each state. Do you travel in these states regularly? If so, you may want to make sure your tires are up to par. Share some of your tire related stories in the comments below.
When I was a kid, like a lot of other little boys, I loved Hot Wheels. I would play with those little cars for hours, ramping them off stuff, making little motor noises, and sliding them around doing impossible turns. I remember one day coming downstairs and excitedly telling my dad that we should get wheels like Hot Wheels had. My dad’s pickup had suffered a blowout a few days before, and he was in a bad mood about it. I thought we could get solid plastic wheels, and solve the problem forever. After all, my Hot Wheels never got flat tires.