Testing Radial Medium Truck Tires

In the spring of 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began its truck tire research on the current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 119 test standards. Current levels of performance and a study of increased levels of test stringency were included to provide a basis for a notice for proposed rulemaking for the regulatory testing of truck tires. In response, a truck/bus tire test development task group was formed in 2004 within Subcommittee F09.30 on Laboratory Testing, part of Committee F09 on Tires, to identify, propose, and develop new and appropriate endurance and high speed roadwheel tests for load range F and above radial medium truck tires. This article provides an overview of the work of the F09.30 task group. The collaborative effort by cross-industry stakeholders and voluntary contributions of personnel and resources from members have enabled the task group to advance through its goals and continue the required work. Over 14 tire industry-related organizations have been actively involved in the generation/analyses of the data and obtained results to date.


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  • Accession Number: 01042228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 2007 1:48AM