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Truckers Trumped in TRIB Tire Thump

(Akron/Tire Review) TRIB’s tire thumping contest at the recent Great American Trucking Show in Dallas demonstrated that thumping a tire to determine how much air it contains is not the proper way to check air pressure.

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TRIB and ArvinMeritor jointly sponsored a tire-thumping contest in the TRIB booth. Not one trucker who took the challenge was close to guessing the correct amount of air in the tire used during the contest.

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“We had the tire inflated to 67 psi, and the closest guess was more than 80 pounds, once again proving that trying to determine how much air is in a tire by thumping it is the same as trying to determine if an engine needs oil by thumping the hood of a truck,” said Harvey Brodsky, TRIB’s managing director. “Most truckers we spoke to are now convinced that the only proper way to check air pressure is with a properly calibrated air gauge.”

TRIB held a similar contest at the Mid-America Trucking Show last March. Convinced TRIB had proved its point, Brodsky said “we will retire (no pun intended) our tire thumping contest at future trucking shows.”

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