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1 Tire Condition Awareness Program. 2 In the following pages you will learn about tires and why tires fail. Recognizing tire condition and failures can.

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1 1 Tire Condition Awareness Program

2 2 In the following pages you will learn about tires and why tires fail. Recognizing tire condition and failures can avoid down time, Road Service Calls, and can Reduce cost Associated with tire issues. The condition of equipment at interchange is important. Interchange of equipment with a railroad is governed by American Association of Railroads (AAR) TOFC/COFC Interchange Rules. Interchange of equipment with a steamship line is governed by IICL rules, as well as rules agreed upon between the trucker and the Equipment provider. Suggested Motor Carrier actions are also provided. These recommendations are important because a Motor Carrier can save money and time, and protect himself by following these recommendations. Always have a tire replaced at the terminal instead of suffering the lost time and increased cost of having the tire replaced while on the road. Also please note that even if a tire condition is noted on the interchange inspection, if a Motor Carrier abuses the tire while on the road (turning a separated cap into a run flat by not stopping promptly for example), the responsibility becomes that of the Motor Carrier. The intermodal industry has acquired thousands of new pieces of equipment equipped with radial tires and pressure maintenance systems, but still widely uses X 20 bias ply tube type tires. Running any tire on low air pressure, with excessively weathered or dry rotted sidewalls, or with channel cracks will raise the risk of failure.

3 3 Proposed Tire Awareness Program What to look for if you’re a Motor Carrier interchanging equipment with an Intermodal Facility Recognizing tire issues will save down time and Service Calls

4 4 Damage to Mark on J-1 It’s recommended to Mark this condition on J- 1 to avoid possible Re-bill issue. Unless cut is through to the cords and cords are showing, tire is considered road worthy. Cut in Sidewall Why made = 14

5 5 Damage to Mark on J1 It’s recommended to Mark this condition on J- 1 to avoid possible Re-bill issue. Unless cut is through to the cords and cords are showing, tire is considered road worthy. Cut in sidewall Why made = 14

6 6 Damage This tire is cut - torn Have this tire replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility. Cut – Torn Tire Why made = 14

7 7 Damage Skid flat tires are considered Damage. Have this tire replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility. The tread depth of the tire should be taken in three different places on the tire to obtain an average tread depth. If the difference between the average tread depth and the skid spot is 4/32nds or greater this tire should be replaced. Skid Flat Tire Why made = 34

8 8 Damage It is possible to have one skid flat tire on one axle. AAR rules do not allow replacement due to mismatched tire heights A new tire or new recap could have been placed next to a worn tire causing this condition. Have this tire replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility. Skid Flat Tires Why made = 34

9 9 Damage Run Flat Tire Why made = 13 Replace tire before leaving Intermodal Facility. The heat from a run flat is better seen on the inside! Rubber melted onto the rim

10 10 Damage Discoloration is a good indication of being run flat. Have this tire replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility. Run Flat Tire Why made = 13

11 11 Damage This is obvious, but both of these tires need to be replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility Run Flat Tire Why made = 13

12 12 Normal Wear and Tear Tires under inflated beyond 20% of the normal spec’, is considered FLAT by (OSHA). Example: If normal inflation is 100 PSI and tire is at 79 PSI or less, the tire should be broken down and repaired. Have this repaired or replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility SEE CHART ON NEXT SLIDE FOR YOUR FLEET’S PSI SPECIFICATION. Flat Tires Why made = 16

13 13 Fleet PSI Specification If a tire is less than 20% under inflated the tire should be aired up to the fleet spec’ and returned to service. If a tire is under inflated beyond 20% - The tire should be broke down and repaired before returning to service. See AAR Rule 99 decal on unit for fleet spec’s

14 14 Normal Wear and Tear DOT requirements state. Tires must have 2/32” of tread or more to be street legal. Only tires with less than 2/32” of tread need to be replaced Have this tire replaced before leaving Intermodal Facility. Worn out Tire Why made = 09

15 15 Normal Wear and Tear AAR Rules call for weather checking not to exceed 1/32” deep. This condition could weaken the tire. Weight, speed or impact could cause this tire to fail Have this tire replaced before leaving Intermodal Facility. Deteriorated Casing Why made = 17

16 16 Normal Wear and Tear AAR Rules call for weather checking not to exceed 1/32” deep. This condition could weaken the tire. Weight, speed or impact could cause this tire to fail Have this tire replaced before leaving Intermodal Facility. Deteriorated Casing Why made = 17

17 17 Normal Wear and Tear Deteriorated casing Why made = 17 This condition could weaken the tire. Weight, speed or impact could cause this tire to fail. Have this tire replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility.

18 18 Normal Wear and Tear Channel cracks. This condition could weaken the tire. Weight, speed or impact could cause this tire to fail Have this tire replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility. Deteriorated Casing Why made = 17

19 19 Normal Wear and Tear Channel cracks. This condition weakens tires, and with speed and weight, or impact the tire could fail. Have this tire replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility. Deteriorated Casing Why made = 17

20 20 Normal Wear and Tear Channel cracks. This condition weakens tires, and with speed and weight, or impact the tire could fail. Have this tire replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility. Deteriorated casing Why made = 17

21 21 Normal Wear and Tear This cap is separating. With weight and speed it’s probable this condition will cause a tire failure. Have this tire replaced before leaving Intermodal Facility. Separated Cap Why made = 10

22 22 Normal Wear and Tear This tire should be replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility. Separated Cap Why made = 10

23 23 Normal Wear and Tear This cap is separating. Have this tire replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility. Separated cap Why made = 10

24 24 PSI Information This unit is equipped with an automatic tire inflation system. Tires will be aired automatically when air is applied to the glad hands. Equipped with PSI

25 25 PSI Information Correct application of feed hoses. Incorrect application of feed hoses. Disconnected or missing feed hoses should be repaired or replaced before leaving the Intermodal Facility Feed hoses should be connected at both ends.


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