Share the road: Why do some tractors/trailers utilize wider single tires in place of the dual pair?

The truck-equipment question in the title came in from an Over the Road podcast listener from outside trucking, with plenty curiosity about the use of wide-single tires versus the dual pair on tractor drive axles and/or trailer axles. If you’ve switched to singles or not, why did you (or didn’t you) do it? Are particular operations more appropriate for singles use? What are the advantages and/or disadvantages?

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Every few days, check back here to OverdriveOnline.com and look for the “Share the road” marker in story headlines for the latest question, from a member of the motoring public, and some former and current professional drivers, to you. Your responses may be utilized to answer listener questions in one of the Over the Road podcast‘s special off-week Channel One Nine Special episodes, building a bridge between the trucking community and the uninitiated throughout the nation.Every few days, check back here to OverdriveOnline.com and look for the “Share the road” marker in story headlines for the latest question, from a member of the motoring public, and some former and current professional drivers, to you. Your responses may be utilized to answer listener questions in one of the Over the Road podcast‘s special off-week Channel One Nine Special episodes, building a bridge between the trucking community and the uninitiated throughout the nation.

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