first_imgA shortage of large haul truck tyres is coming soon. Prices on the spot market have already topped $90,000 in some parts of the world, according to one recent article. One way to prepare for this looming crisis is to negotiate agreements with the tyre manufacturers to guarantee tires will be available when you need them. But, says Vista Training, “there is another, more practical way: Take a more proactive approach to improve the life of your haul truck tires. Even a modest improvement can mean millions of dollars in savings. That’s the thinking behind the new Tire Care computer-based training module. Part of the new Silver Series, this program is approximately one hour in length and is accessible via web browser.Tire Care uses a variety of scenarios and problem-solving questions to help haul truck operators avoid obvious hazards. It also alerts them to less visible hazards that tend to weaken truck tyres and shorten their average life. This innovative training program advocates a team approach to tyre care. It explains how operators of haul trucks, shovels and support equipment can work together to significantly increase tyre life. The bottom line is that haul trucks are an enormous investment. For a very small investment – $100 per person or less – you can train your entire team to help improve tyre life.last_img