ARLINGTON, Va.—The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has released the fourth edition of its Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide.
The ATA describes the publication—from its Technology & Maintenance Council—as the “industry's most comprehensive tire analysis guide.”
It is aimed at fleet managers and tire professionals and contains more than 200 color photographs and illustrations as well as detailed descriptions of every tire failure and service condition for both original and retreaded tires.
The guide shows what to look for when examining diagonal tire wear, irregular wear, side wall separations, a “zipper condition,” shoulder wear and other conditions and also explains how to correct a problem, the ATA said.
It also features updates to existing repair techniques, retread and wear conditions. The guide is available in book or CD form at $79 for ATA members and $105 for non-members. For more information visit the ATA's website at www.truckline.com.