Millions of dollars have been spent on streamlining, improved drivetrains and energy efficient engines.
Yet many operators overlook one of the most effective ways to reduce operating costs in Atlanta, Duluth, and Buford Georgia….
Total Wheel Alignment
It’s estimated that over 70% of the trucks on the road in Atlanta, Georgia have tandem axles that are misaligned. To keep the truck going straight, the turning force of the tandem must be offset by turning the front wheels in the opposite direction. This causes all ten wheels to scrub…mile after mile.
An incorrectly aligned trailer forces the driver of a correctly aligned tractor to correct for the pull caused by the trailer, resulting in tractor tire wear. Improper wheel alignment significantly shortens tire life and increases fuel consumption!
Here’s how we solve misalignment
1) We use electronic sensors to measure individual toe on one drive axle and determine thrust line.
2) We align that axle to point down the center of the frame.
3) We measure and align each of the other axles parallel to the reference axle, so all wheels roll in the same direction.
Look no further than Myles Truck Repair for tractor-trailer tire alignment and balancing in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, and Duluth Georgia! Give us a call!