Another Blown Tire

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Jamie's Comment
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I have yet another blown drive tire, this is like the third time in two months almost. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? confused.gif

I was driving down I-35 East in Kansas, listening to music then the next thing out of no where "BOOM", scared the hell out of me. So I pulled over to see what it was, didn't notice anything. So I started to go again after checking my tires. I stopped a second time because I didn't feel right, as it was a loud sound to be nothing. Again, checked all the tires and didn't notice anything wrong. It wasn't until I stopped a third time, because shortly after taking off again, it sounded really odd and a small amount of vibration. So I pulled over, checked other things, the trailer and truck. I came along the passenger side and behold I noticed my outter front axle drive tire blew out.

It was weird, because I hit it with my little hammer I have to help check and felt it two times before this. But it wasn't until the third time it was actually blown. Then what the heck did I hear? rofl-3.gif

Jamie's Comment
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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Is it the same truck? And same tire that keeps blowing?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jamie's Comment
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Is it the same truck? And same tire that keeps blowing?

It's the same truck, one different tire and this one blew twice.

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TWIC:

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Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Get a tire pressure guage.

Jamie's Comment
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It keeps getting better! I decided to eat a small bag of chips to hold me over while I wait, so I grab the bag and go to open it. BOOM!

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The bag only has one chip! What the heck.. confused.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-1.gif

I can't stop laughing.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Do you park on on or off ramps at all? If it is always that outside tire you maybe running something over. If not you should have it looked at next time you are at a terminal something maybe wrong with that side.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Jamie's Comment
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Do you park on on or off ramps at all? If it is always that outside tire you maybe running something over. If not you should have it looked at next time you are at a terminal something maybe wrong with that side.

I've parked on a few at rest areas, not since I came back to work and even then it's been about two weeks. So it's possible it could have damaged it a bit and finally went out.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Jamie's Comment
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3 hours later and the person is almost here!

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