TMC updates radial tire guide

Sept. 12, 2011
The fourth edition of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC)’s Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide has been published

The fourth edition of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC)’s Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide has been published.

The updated publication is the first comprehensive update of the manual since 2004, TMC, part of American Trucking Assns. (ATA), said. It is available in both CD and print versions.

“Tire suppliers and field service engineers can use the guide to help their customers make informed spec’ing and maintenance decisions, and fleet managers will find the guide to be an indispensable training tool,” said TMC technical director Robert Braswell. The guide features updates to existing repair, retread and wear conditions as well as new conditions, such as those that pertain to wide-base tires. There are more than 200 color photographs and illustrations with detailed, expert descriptions of every tire failure and service condition known to the industry, TMC said, including diagonal wear, irregular wear, sidewall separations, the “zipper condition,” and shoulder wear. It shows how to correct the tire failure conditions and what to do with the damaged tire.

The guide is $79 for TMC or ATA members and $105 for non-members. Contact ATA Business Solutions at 866-821-3468 or order online at

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