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Old 06-07-2019, 08:42 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Stupid is as stupid does.

I was leaving an entrance ramp onto IH10E from El Paso last week. A trailer tire exploded. For a change I didn’t have someone like you tailgating so close I couldn’t see them, waiting till they had room to go around me in the passing lane (I’m usually at 40-45/mph at the end of a downhill ramp when heavily-laden).

Given the tire location and debris trajectory, it could have been life-ending. The EXACT wrong place to be given tire shrapnel.

The causes of tire failure are many. Reduced, even greatly reduced under guidelines. But still unpredictable as to where and when in the main.

Tires are only one of many things that can come loose. Past cargo, an entire PAIR wheel/tire assembly might be the scariest. Or should be. They don’t stop.

Your argument in favor is hollow. Even past risk. Percent change to the annual CPM fuel cost is too low to factor.

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