In a dual assembly commercial truck, even the smallest differences between tires can cause major problems for fleets. From unnecessary replacements to lost productivity and profitability, mismatched duals should be on every fleet manager’s list of top things to avoid.
A dual assembly truck means that the load-carrying capacity of two tires are directly linked to one another. When there are differences between the tires, it can throw off the weight balance, causing one tire to do more work than it should. The following are just some factors that can contribute to mismatched duals:
Ensuring that a dual assembly has matching tires is the fleet manager’s responsibility, and many warranties will not cover premature replacement due to excessive wear and tear caused by mismatched duals.
Combatting the effects of mismatched duals is easy. If your dual assembly commercial truck tires are suffering from uneven tread, sidewall damage, or wrecked differentials, try the following:
Fortunately, there are a host of tools and services available for fleets to better manage their commercial truck tires and ensure safe travel, such as preventative maintenance plans and asset tracking.
STTC’s team of OSHA-certified tire technicians understand how to properly select and mount dual assembly tires for safe and secure travel conditions. We provide fleets with preventative maintenance plans, complete with professional inspection of your tires. Our team also offers live asset tracking so fleet managers can stay on top of their inventory needs and ensure a steady supply of required tires. Contact our team to find out more about what our commercial truck tire services can do to ensure a balanced dual assembly across your fleet!