Would You Get This Changed

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Found this tire at my meet on my pretrip. Its not leaking air but I wanted to be safe rather than sorry. So I called our break down department to see what they want to do.

Would you report it?


Mikey B.'s Comment
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Absolutely, sidewalls aren't that thick to begin with. Can't tell how deep it is but I'd replace it.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Absolutely, sidewalls aren't that thick to begin with. Can't tell how deep it is but I'd replace it.

I agree, at first it didn't look that bad but it seems to have gotten worse while sitting here waiting.


Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Definitely replace. Especially because it’s a recap and you have no idea how many miles are on the original casing.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Bobcat Bob found:

Found this tire at my meet on my pretrip.

That is what Pre-Trip is all about. You know the drill guys a tire sidewall - "no cuts, no leaks, no bubbles or blisters..."

This is one of those things you report, and let the tire guy decide. Remember, they are on the clock so it's no difference to them whether to change the tire or not. They probably will swap out that tire.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I would roll, depending on the depth. Once I'm at my stop for the day, then I'm having it replaced at a truck stop or terminal.

If it's a switch job with the trailer, I'd get it changed and not leave it for the next driver.


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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I had it replaced it only took 3.5 hours while I was in the parking lot. Per my father and the tire guy since it's on the side wall it needed to be changed.

Unfortunately because of that and a big accident on 65 I had to turn around and get a hotel room.

So tonight I get to enjoy Indy!

PackRat's Comment
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I've been around Indianapolis back and forth every possible way 9 times in the past 4 days!

You can keep it. I'm so sick of the construction and time ups that I would actually welcome a trip around Atlanta!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I would advise avoiding Indiana all together I 70 has been a disaster last 2 weeks and it's about to get worse. 65 and 80/94 are all torn up.

They should just close the state!

Delco Dave's Comment
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A lot of road work could have been done during the whole covid shutdown and reduced traffic last year. Not really surprised the States DOT didnt take advantage of it and hit these projects hard, cause thats government for ya! They were all worried about spreading the virus but road work is one of the easier jobs to social distance your crews

For example, they closed a busy on ramp to 95 from Broad St. in Philly down by the stadium complex for work after fans were permitted to return to games, really??? The traffic is horrible down there when that ramp is open


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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