Truck Wheel Bolt Torque: A Critical Component for Public Safety

Every day, you’ll find more than 2 million tractor trailers on America’s highways.

When you’re in our industry, you see that statistic and immediately start to think about things like truck wheel bolt torque.

For truck owners and anyone responsible for servicing the wheels on those vehicles, it’s critical to make sure that proper torque is applied when installing the wheels.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the reasons why truck technicians fail to apply proper truck wheel bolt torque, and why calibrated torque wrenches are the best tool for ensuring safety on the road.

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Should Commercial Truck Tire Repair Shops Use Calibrated Torque Wrenches?

“So much is riding on your tires.”

That’s a slogan Micheline unveiled more than 30 years ago, and still uses today.

It was an ad geared at car owners, but the sentiment is true to anyone who drives: So much depends on having good tires.

If you’re a commercial truck owner, the right tires ensure your products get to where they’re going on time. And if you’re a commercial truck tire repair shop, you need to know that vehicles are leaving your facility prepared for the road, keeping truckers – and the drivers they share the road with – safe.

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