The Bald Facts
Fleet Maintenance Supervisors are charged with the responsibility of servicing tires and wheels in their fleets. This responsibility is so important that tire and wheel negligence can lead to the demise of an FMS.
Tires and wheels rank second in terms of maintenance costs. Only fuel costs are higher. They rank second in mechanical defect related accidents, brakes being first.
An FMS can be legally responsible for gross negligence. One area of major concern is wheel separation. Canadian Provinces now fine truck fleets up to $50,000 for each wheel separation occurrence.