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Old 08-06-2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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I took these Friday and I was really suprised that they allowed these guys on the road. This is a hazard to all motorist and bikes alike. So keep this in mind next time you are cruising along side one of these 18 wheelers.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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is that a cracked rim?
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:16 AM   #3
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is there anywhere online we can report his truck? I'll do it if someone shows me the way. . .
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:49 AM   #5
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That truck obviously would'nt pass any DOT inspection with that cracked wheel. They'll shut him down at the first scale house he hits. Hard to say, but looks like he might have hit something.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:04 AM   #6
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thats sure looks like grease to me, see the dark center, then it fades out, put grease on a dusty surface and it does the same thing. Also on the side wall you can see where it was slung outward off the wheel (towards front of truck in pic). The tire still has air in it as well. Some people put grease on the bead to help set it.
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Looks like GREASE IN A CRACK
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It was a crack. I saw it personally. They probably put a tube in the rim. There is no way in the world it would hold air otherwise.
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you can call the dot and reported to them. The number is on the back of the driver license.
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I found a bit of information on the DOT number...

Entity Type: Carrier & Shipper
Out of Service (Interstate Only): No Out of Service Date: None
Legal Name: HOFFMAN TRANSPORTATION INC
DBA Name: HOFFMAN
Physical Address: 12106 MESA DR
HOUSTON, TX 77016
Phone: (800) 458-7420
Mailing Address: PO BOX 1499
CHICKASHA, OK 73023
USDOT Number: 428099 State Carrier ID Number:
MC or MX Number: 275986
DUNS Number: 15-875-6379
Power Units: 108 Drivers: 68
MCS-150 Form Date: 12/12/2006 MCS-150 Mileage (Year): 7,000,000 (2005)
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Operation Classification
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Exempt For Hire
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Priv. Pass. (Business)
SAFER Layout
Priv. Pass.(Non-business)
Migrant
U.S. Mail
Fed. Gov't
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State Gov't
Local Gov't
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Carrier Operation:
Carrier Operation
SAFER Layout
X Interstate
SAFER Layout
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SAFER Layout
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HM Shipper Operation:
Shipper Operation
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Interstate
SAFER Layout
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lately (mainly last week), i have noticed a lot of cops are pulling 18 wheelers over on the highways/streets for random inspections.
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lately (mainly last week), i have noticed a lot of cops are pulling 18 wheelers over on the highways/streets for random inspections.
How do you know they are at random?
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I used to sell, and mount truck tires. Those are bud rims ( 24.5" x 9" tubeless ) and you cannot put tubes in them. They're either tubeless, or you replace them. Having said that, it looks like tire soap to me.

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I used to sell, and mount truck tires. Those are bud rims ( 24.5" x 9" tubeless ) and you cannot put tubes in them. They're either tubeless, or you replace them. Having said that, it looks like tire soap to me.

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thats what it is tire soap i own several big trucks and when you change a tire thats what it looks like
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:31 AM   #15
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tires soap seaping through the cracks, and flinging around the rim.
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if it was cracked it wouldnt hold air
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if it was cracked it wouldnt hold air
Maybe there is not air left in it?
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That truck obviously would'nt pass any DOT inspection with that cracked wheel. They'll shut him down at the first scale house he hits. Hard to say, but looks like he might have hit something.
it looks like it is a blown axle seal, thats the grease/heavy gear oil thats leaked and marked it up, DOT will catch that, they caught one of my lugnuts not torqued properly before.
they found it due to a small rust stain coming out of the bottom of the nut, if it was tight, it wouldnt bleed rust. so, fact is, they do look, I'm sure his will get noted by someone at a weigh scale, who knows, since nafta, old crappy trucks being seen is the norm.

it does look like a crack in the metal though...
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it does look like a crack in the metal though...
I wouldn't doubt bdmpastx. He was there in person and had pics to prove.
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think a cracked rim like that would hold the pressure, what do they air those up to, like 110psi. A damaged rim will not hold that kind of pressure.
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