Hey Truckers! This topic was requested by a subscriber: what’s an ideal wheelbase and ratio, and what exactly do these numbers mean? Tune in as we discuss this and share what our preferred wheelbase is and what the benefits are and why they change for the different type of hauling you are doing.
We’ve created a tutorial on where and how to measure tire tread depth on a semi-truck. This helps measure the life of the tire so you can perform preventative maintenance. The Department of Transportation also requires a certain tread depth for your tires when in use because when tires hit a certain depth, or become bald, they are considered more dangerous on the road. Here are those requirements:
Steer Tires: New steer tires should come in between 18/32″-22/32″. The DOT’s legal limit for steer tires are 4/32″. Anything below this is considered out of service.
Drive Tires: New drive tires should come in between 22/32″-32/32″. The DOT’s legal limit for drive tires are 2/32″. Anything below this is considered out of service.
Trailer Tires: New trailer tires should come in between 12/32″-14/32″. The DOT’s legal limit for trailer tires are 2/32″. Anything below this is considered out of service.
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Take a look at this American Towman TV Episode:
On this Episode, we take a look Inside Interstate Towing Inc. in Western Massachusetts. We speak with owner Jeremy Procon about how he started as an operator in the early 90’s and then went on to own a company and grow it to one of the State’s top tier towing operations. This video is powered by OMG National. OMG NATIONAL an INC 5000 Company that provides Custom Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, LOCAL Directory development & promotion, Social Media Development, Review management, Pay Per Click administration and of course…Telephone On-Hold Messages.
Over the last couple of days, I hooked up to 3 different trailers. Each, I thought, had faulty airlines. While I was putting a new pogo stick on the back of my truck, I noticed the tube of my service line was broke. Turns out, the problem wasn’t with the trailers, the problem was with THE TRUCK!! Prior to getting my dump trailer, I only pulled my Texas Bragg Gooseneck with this truck. My gooseneck is has electric brakes because it was spec’d to be pulled with my pick up truck. So, I have not had to use the airlines. Fortunately, I caught it before it had me stranded out on the road somewhere. Or delayed me from getting to work on time…
This video show how to fix or repair cracked fiberglass body panels or other damaged fiberglass parts. Please note that this deck lid should have been replaced but due to COVID-19 and used parts being hard to come by, I decided to fix it.
How to wire up a single compressor, multiple compressors to both relay and solenoid. How to wire in a pressure switch and run it off a switched ignition circuit. We discuss the effects on improper wire size, how to measure ground resistance and voltages.
Products in the video:
Viair 444 Compressor:
Viair 200 PSI Pressure Switch:
80 Amp Solenoid: