Did you know that under-inflated tires can affect your CSA profile? Poor fleet tire maintenance has always been a serious issue because of the high safety risk it poses, and a majority of the violations that do not meet DOT tire standards are ones that could instantly cause a tire to rapidly lose air pressure and put your vehicle out of commission.
Types of Tire Violations
Tire violations are categorized under the vehicle maintenance area. Issues such as exposed ply or belt material, separation of tread or sidewalls, air leaks and flat tires can lead to your fleet not meeting DOT tire standards which results in an 8 point violation, while other DOT tire violations like re-grooved tires, tire load weight rating and poorly inflated tires can cost you a 3-point violation. Any score deduction your business incurs will stay with your fleet for a total of 2 years.
These types of DOT tire violations are a danger to drivers’ safety and count much higher against a fleet’s overall score, which is why it is of the utmost importance for fleet managers to make sure their tires are in top working condition.
How You Can Prevent DOT Tire Violations
Here are some tire tips to help you meet DOT tire standards and pass your inspection with ease:
- Read and fully comprehend the FMCSA 49CFR 393.75 regulations for safe operation of your vehicles.
- Know the pressure, size, depth and weight specification unique to the type of tires your vehicles use.
- Inspect your tires and suspension components prior to each job to make sure there is proper pressure, tread depths, no irregular wear or any other issues that could fall under DOT tire violations.
- Ensure your vehicles receive regular comprehensive maintenance.
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