CSA 2010 addresses tire maintenance
Many truck drivers are so focused on delivering their loads on time that they sometimes forget to make routine safety checks on their vehicles. In an effort to encourage these professionals to preserve their well-being - as well as that of those with whom they share the road - the recently passed CSA 2010 includes provisions for maintenance.
For instance, the new set of rules lays out new requirements for tires. Fleet Equipment magazine recently explained these regulations.
According to the media outlet, flat or damaged tires receive a ranking of eight out of 10 under CSA 2010. Tread depth that measures below the legal limit will result in an eight-point penalty, and underinflated tires will earn the driver a three-point deduction.
Underinflated tires can lead to other penalties for general maintenance and failure to address issues within the past three months. In fact, this violation could lead to as much as a 15 point deduction.
Improper inflation is the most common cause of tire damage, according to Moving.com. This issue can result in high gas mileage, fast and irregular tread wear as well as undue stress on a vehicle.
By Mark Priest
Friday, January 21st, 2011
Many truck drivers are so focused on delivering their loads on time that they sometimes forget to make routine safety checks on their vehicles.