greyhoundollie (Mar 13, 2020)
Last edited by Gadgeteer; Mar 13, 2020 at 06:00 PM.
O,H & S has now made it so that the drivers of such vehicles, DO NOT have to even bother to check that the tyres are inflated.
I was driving semi's back in the 70'/80's and 90's and it was ALL part of the drivers job description to check on whether the tyre's were inflated, by at least giving them a thump with a short iron bar, checking that the wheel nut's were tightened and that the wheel bearings were running cool, by touching them with the back of your hand about every hour, or two hour stop, to do this checking.
Now all the effin fools do is get in the cab, nail it and leave the foot flat to the floor until they need a piss, or have arrived at the required destination.
If a flat tyre is pointed out to them, then they just ring and a "Tyre Technician" comes along and changes it for these arsewipe's.
Have not got a kind word to say about some of these infantile, moronic, dickhead steeringwheel attendants of today.
The one thing that was good about having to crawl under the rig to adjust the brakes was you could check to see if you had a hub seal beginning to go south or leaking by using the pocket flash light. If the rig had backing plates behind the brakes it was more difficult to see I hated backing plates.
Now days the slack adjusters are by mandate all supposed to be automatic adjusting Almost no one bothers to check then any more and even if they did they wouldn't know how to adjust them or what size wrench to use since they can be anything from 1/4" square to the old 9/16" size but very difficult to back off if you get them too tight. Also since the steering wheel holders do not crawl under their rigs to adjust the brakes they never know if a hub seal is going bad which is an indicator that the wheel bearings need tightening as well. They need an app on their phone to tell them if something is not right LOL
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