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How to Make Sure That Your Delivery Trucks Are Ready to Reach Remote Customers

If you've recently set up your distribution business in a rural part of this great land, you may be poring over your digital map to figure out where all your customers live. You need to get used to driving over different road conditions in this type of community, as many of your clients live along unmade roads or even dirt tracks. While you prepare your schedules and driving routes in plenty of time, you should spare a thought for your vehicles as well. Do you need to fit different types of truck tyres to take into account every eventuality?

Change May Be Necessary

Most tyres for vehicles of this size are designed for "over the road" driving so that they cover long distances on sealed surfaces with minimal wear and tear. They could be designed to displace water during a heavy rainstorm, but they're not necessarily designed to deflect any foreign objects on the road surface itself.

Upgraded Wheels

If you need to do a lot of driving on loose surfaces, you may not only need to change your tyres but your wheel configuration as well. They may need to be tougher as they come into contact with any boulders or rocks and will help you to protect the rubber to a certain extent.


You must also get tyres that have heavy-duty construction and stronger sidewalls, however, and make sure that they have a specific type of tread pattern with tougher "blocks." This will help you to avoid punctures caused by excessively rocky roads and give you strength with liability for your everyday deliveries.

Best Compromise

Nevertheless, these tyres will also enable you to drive with confidence on paved roads once you get back to civilisation. They may have been designed with loose surfaces in mind but will still have a well-engineered tread pattern for variable weather conditions and an inherent strength for relatively high-speed driving.

Full Speciality

Some people want to go a step further and get a specialised tyre, with specific conditions in mind. Bear in mind, however, that if you do get mud/terrain covers for these vehicles they may not be ideal for tarmac driving and you have to balance the split between your needs very carefully.

Local Knowledge

If you're not sure what would work best in this new environment, talk with your local tyre suppliers, as they will undoubtedly have the right type of experience.