TIA and Michelin North America have partnered to create a new training video for truck fleets.
The 20-minute video titled “Wheel End Safety” is “intended to provide maintenance personnel and drivers with installation and inspection guidelines to improve wheel-end performance and safety,” Michelin said.
The video is available as a free download on TIA’s website www.tireindustry.org and on MNA’s website www.michelintruck.com.
In order to illustrate the danger of a wheel-off incident, TIA worked with Michelin engineers to construct a controlled test at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds in South Carolina, where the tire and wheel assemblies could be filmed after they separated from a trailer. After several successful attempts, a parked car was placed in the path so multiple cameras could record the footage.