CONTROL OF LARGE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY FRONT TIRE FAILURES

The Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation is concerned with the loss of life, injury, and property damage that result from front tire failure on heavy-duty trucks. The Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety conducted an investigation of front tire failure on heavy trucks. This effort included an investigation of the magnitude of the front tire problem, baseline tire failure tests, and tests with devices commercially available which are designed to minimize the front tire failure problem. Baseline testing finalized the testing procedure and provided a comparative evaluation of variations in tire loading, tire construction, and misalignments. The device evaluation phase involved testing of twelve devices and concepts. A ranking of the devices tested and a cost-effective analysis summarize the findings of the program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

    Dynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85027

    Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, R L
    • Nidey, R A
    • McCormick, G
    • Russoniello, F
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 256 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Dyn Sci-2320-75-130 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-8562
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM