Truck Tire Blow-Outs

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Truck Tire Blow-Outs

Q.: Truck tire blow-outs are a common hazard for professional drivers. Signs of a major tire failure are: loud blowout “bang”, heavy vibration or very rough ride, and unresponsive steering. If you suspect a tire failure, you should:

A.: Get a firm grip on the steering wheel, while staying off the brakes.

Explanation: A firm grip on the steering wheel will prevent a blown-out tire from twisting the wheel from your hands. You should avoid hard braking in the event of a tire failure, which could cause you to lose control.