TMC updates popular radial tire guide

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has released the fourth edition of the Council’s best-selling Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide. The fourth edition represents the first comprehensive update of the widely popular manual since 2004.

Available in both CD-ROM and print versions, it features many updates to existing repair, retread and wear conditions, as well as new conditions, such as those that pertain to wide-base tires.

The guide includes more than 200-color photographs and illustrations, and contains detailed, expert descriptions of every tire failure and service condition known to the industry, including diagonal wear, irregular wear, sidewall separations, the “zipper condition” and shoulder wear. It also shows how to correct the tire failure conditions and what to do with the damaged tire.

“Tire suppliers and field service engineers can use the Guide to help their customers make informed spec’ing and maintenance decisions, and fleet managers will find the Guide to be an indispensable training tool,” says TMC Technical Director Robert Braswell.

He says the guide, which is written by the nation’s top tire experts, is “an invaluable failure analysis tool designed for fleet managers and tire professionals.”

The Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide is priced at $79 (CD-ROM version: Item No. T0372; Print Version: Item No. T0121) for TMC or ATA members and $105 for nonmembers. Discounts for quantities of 10 or more are available.

Contact ATA Business Solutions at 866-821-3468 or order online at

TMC is America's premier technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.