Axle failures in heavy duty trucks! Bad roads to blame or the vehicle overloading?

The Indian road conditions have to go a long way in order to improve to international standards, that we see in the US or Sweden for example, suitable for medium and heavy duty trucking. As a result leaf spring breakage, axle breakage or the wheel hub breakage is often what we see on the bad roads.   However, we shouldn’t ignore another fact which is also a significant factor. Over-loading! If the truckers load their vehicles within the prescribed limits, such breakage will reduce. Who is the loser? The nation in terms of the time lost in delivering the good on time at the destination and one can imagine the chain reaction this vehicle breakege leads to. So sad and bad for the development of the overall nation. We need to act. We need to improve. We need to build an efficient nation.

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