This course helps mines take a more proactive, team-based approach to improve the life of their haul truck tires. Even a modest improvement can mean millions of dollars in savings. This course uses a variety of scenarios and problem-solving questions to help haul truck operators avoid obvious dangers—such as running over rocks, windrows and spilled materials on the haul road. It also alerts them to less visible hazards that tend to weaken truck tires and shorten their average life.
Haul truck operators are only part of the picture, however. This innovative training course demonstrates how operators of haul trucks, shovels and support equipment can work together to significantly increase tire life. The roles of road maintenance personnel, supervisors, managers, mine engineers and tire maintenance personnel are also explored. Millions of dollars have been saved by mines that have used this course.