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multi-piece rims shall not be furnished. Tire, rim size and disc wheel size shall be the same for
all wheels on each vehicle. When specified (see 6.2), for size 15, 20 and 22, disc type wheels
shall be furnished.
3.10.1 Tires. Tires shall be of the steel belted radial type. Tires shall be tubeless type
with highway tread. Tires shall be of rated capacity at least equal to the load imposed on each
tire, measured at each wheel, at the ground, with vehicle loaded with specified payload. Tires
shall conform to Tire and Rim Association or to the European Tyre and Rim Technical
Organisation recommendations. The number of tires furnished on each semitrailer shall be eight.
3.10.2 Inner tubes. When tube-type tires are specified in acquisition documents, inner
tubes shall be of heavy duty type, and shall be of proper size for tires furnished. Tire flaps shall
be provided in accordance with Tire and Rim Association recommendations.
3.10.3 Spare wheel and rim. When specified (see 6.2), a spare wheel or rim, shall be
furnished. The spare wheel or rim shall be the same size as those furnished on the semitrailer.
3.10.4 Spare tire assembly. When specified (see 6.2), a spare tire assembly shall be
furnished. The spare tire assembly shall include an inflated spare tire mounted on the spare
wheel or rim. The spare tire shall be of the same manufacture, size, load range (ply rating), and
tread design as the tires installed on the semitrailer.
3.10.5 Carrier for spare tire assembly. When specified (see 6.2), a carrier for the spare
tire assembly shall be installed in a readily accessible location which does not interfere with the
loadspace or ground clearance of the semitrailer. Threaded fasteners, when used to secure a
spare in the carrier, shall be constructed of or plated with corrosion-resistant material. The
carrier shall enable the safe removal and installation of the spare tire assembly from and to the
vehicle and carrier without personnel positioning themselves or any part of their body under the
spare tire assembly.
3 .11 Brakes. The brakes shall be of the full air internal expanding type and shall
conform to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 393.40 through 393.43, 393.45, 393.46,
and 393.47. Brake linings shall be of nonasbestos material. The brake system shall include
automatic slack adjusters, piping, hose connections, gladhands, spring loaded dust covers or
dummy gladhands equipped with security chains or cables, air reservoirs (with remote operating
control for the drain valve positioned above the bottom of the frame rail), brake chambers, relay
emergency valve, and all other parts and connections required for a complete air brake system.
Gladhands shall conform to SAE J318. The location of the gladhands shall be as recommended

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