With the summer months upon us, the hot weather can cause truck tire retreads to separate.

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Flying tire parts are commonly called “gators”, because the shredded tire parts fly at vehicles behind the truck and “bite” at very high speeds.

Heavy commercial motor vehicles are heavier, with more miles on the tires than most passenger vehicles.

They are much more likely to lose a tire on the hot pavement. Blowing a tire is dangerous for the trucker, and for anyone else near the vehicle.

Even the remaining truck tire parts on the roadway are dangerous.  They can result in punctured tires, or cause drivers to perform dangerous maneuvers to avoid them.

Check your tires. And stay safe during the heavy summer travel months.