Tire Replacement Plan

 

Tire Replacement Plan

Currently OG&E is looking at its tire replacment policy for Road Tractors and Trailers, specifically those that are require to haul heavy loads.

- Do any Fleets have a specific replacement based on age for Heavy Load Trucks or Trailers?

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NV Energy does not have a specific tire policy on tires of this nature. We do visually inspect any tires for damage, weather rot or checking and evaluate tire age by date,  tread depth. We then make a decision on replacement.

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Northeast Utilities does not have a specific tire replacement policy for vehicles hauling heavy loads.  Tires are inspected regularly and replaced when worn to 4/32", damaged, or have excessive dry rot.  Recaps are used on the drive axles of all medium and heavy duty trucks and we currently don't recap casings that are over five-years-old.

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We don't have a specific policy but condition and miles are factors in replacing them.

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We do have several situations out of the normal tread depth/condition that we practice. Our heavy hauling department tractors receive new tires only due to the extreme loads they may haul and the potential for out of state travel. Our mobile substation trailers have a 5 year replacement criteria due to the time they spend sitting in one location and the dry rot they pick up. We also have a 7 year timeframe for steer tires on our transmission equipment. Casings are not recapped beyond 5 years. These are our only requirements outside of the norm.