Having a flat tire is an issue that plagues many people and has been around since the beginning of cars. The early automotive tires were scaled up bicycle tires. They evolved very quickly to fit the needs of the vehicles. But, there are still problems and they are not perfect. Having a flat tire is a very stressful thing.
- Flat tires remain a serious threat for fleets today.
- Your drivers are your first line of defense when it comes to tire repairs.
- The next best thing to putting a gauge on a valve stem is a careful inspection of all the visible tire surfaces.
“As with so many things in fleet operations, your drivers are your first line of defense when it comes to tire repairs. And this defense should begin every day with a thorough pre-trip inspection with a focus on good tire health.”