Michelin, TIA Partner on Truck Tyre Video
TIA and Michelin North America have partnered to create a new training video for truck fleets. The 20-minute video titled “Wheel End Safety” is “intended to provide maintenance personnel and drivers with installation and inspection guidelines to improve wheel-end performance and safety,” Michelin said. The video is available as a free download on TIA’s Web site – www.tireindustry.org – and on MNA’s Web site – www.michelintruck.com.
In order to illustrate the danger of a wheel-off incident, TIA worked with Michelin engineers to construct a controlled test at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds in South Carolina, where the tyre and wheel assemblies could be filmed after they separated from a trailer. After several successful attempts, a parked car was placed in the path so multiple cameras could record the footage. (Tire Review/Akron)