Does Anyone Here Use A Tire Pressuer Monitoring System?

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David D.'s Comment
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I've been reading recently in RV forums about Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) that seem like a good idea. Jamie's post about 3 blown tires in 2 months got me thinking. I realize it might not be practical for a trailer as they change regularly, but since most folks drive the same tractor all the time it seems like it might be something worth looking into. I'm wondering if it's one of those things that sounds good on paper but doesn't work in the real world or what. Does anyone have any experience with them on big trucks?

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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They do indeed have such a device that works great.

It's called a tire guage.

Sorry I couldn't help myself.

andhe78's Comment
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We’ve had a system standard on our trucks for several years now. It works good. The only false alarm it will raise is on cold mornings before the tires warm up. I like it though, it has twice warned me of a drive going soft and I was able to pull over before they blew.

Our trailers have a self inflation system where a light will come on if it is being used, so you can often tell when a trailer tire is going flat too.

TWIC:

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Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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They do indeed have such a device that works great.

It's called a tire guage.

Sorry I couldn't help myself.

Are you throwing shade at me?confused.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

I'm just joking!

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Bill F.'s Comment
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If you don't gauge your tire pressure, you don't know your tire pressure. Yeah it takes a while, but things that are worth doing, are worth doing right.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Ours sometimes pick up the sensors on the trucks next to us. they alao get dirty and lose connection. if you unscrew them and tap them om the ground it gets out the dirt.

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