Culver City, Calif. - DISC-LOCK International wheel nut technology has been identified by the Road Commission of Macomb County (RCMC), Michigan as the solution for loose wheel nuts on their trucks.
The Road Commission of Macomb County was first introduced to the patented DISC-LOCK shock and vibration proof Safety Wheel Nut in January 2008. The RCMC immediately recognized the benefits of the Safety Wheel Nuts due to their vibration resistant qualities.
"Macomb County has taken an important step in wheel safety for their fleet of trucks since wheel separations are a serious problem, causing accidents and fatalities," said Alistair McKinlay, Chairman of DISC-LOCK International. "We are noticing several Michigan counties now using our Safety Wheel Nut," added McKinlay.
"Greg Zukowski, Foreman at the Mechanics Service Center of the RCMC explained that the DISC-LOCK Safety Wheel Nut has completely eliminated their loose wheel nut problem and highly recommends DISC-LOCK products," said Rick Helm, Sales Engineer of DISC-LOCK International. "In addition to retrofitting existing Macomb County trucks with our wheel nuts, Greg is also specifying the DISC-LOCK Safety Wheel Nuts on the front and rear wheels of all new trucks without exception," added Helm.
Once the RCMC determined the DISC-LOCK Safety Wheel Nut was the solution for their truck fleet wheels, DISC-LOCK shipped an initial order and then conducted a training seminar to demonstrate proper installation procedures to the RCMC technicians. Subsequent purchases have been made and the retro-fit of the entire RCMC fleet is complete.
A study conducted by National Safety Transportation Board (NTSB) cites loose wheel nuts as one of the leading causes of wheel separations on medium and heavy vehicles. The DISC-LOCK Safety Wheel Nut benefits in eliminating wheel separation, when installed correctly, are recognized by the U.S. Military and other agencies worldwide.
A considerable advantage of the DISC-LOCK Safety Wheel Nut lies in the area of liability. Companies have found they can mitigate the penalties in law suits where a serious injury or fatality occurred from a wheel-off accident by agreeing to retrofit their fleets with DISC-LOCK Safety Wheel Nuts.
About DISC-LOCK International
DISC-LOCK International, headquartered in Culver City, Calif., manufactures a complete range of safety fastening solutions for transportation, industry and the military including trucks, trailers, buses and wind turbines and towers. DISC-LOCK products include; Safety Wheel Nut, Vibration Proof Locking Nut, Truck Frame Fastening System, Rail Car Fastening System, Armor Fastening System, Shear Wrench, Tension Control Bolt, Hex Head Bolt and Locking Washers. Established in 1980, DISC-LOCK International distributes to all 50 states in the U.S. and 31 countries worldwide. DISC-LOCK is a minority-owned business.