March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Park
Anybody can change a tire, but does your dealer make yard calls and bring some inventory along so the necessary tires can be changed on site without delay?
Tags: Maintenance Costs, Tires, Retreads, Parts and Service
January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Scrap piles call tell a lot about how fleets are using their tires and help reduce tire costs and improve miles to removal.
Tags: Tires, Fleets, Retreads, Tires and Wheels
September 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Pressure Systems International
Tire companies continue to make improvements to existing products on an ongoing basis. New materials in combination with new and improved design construction may significantly help tire performance.
Tags: safety, Tires, Retreads, Tire Inflation
July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
With regulations affecting how fleets fit their wheels, the retreading industry is still deciding whether or not the inclusion of verified low-rolling-resistance tires on the EPA's SmartWay list has helped the industry.
Tags: Retreads, Tires, EPA SmartWay, California Air Resources Board, California
July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Despite success stories reported by successful fleets, some misconceptions about retreads still exist. These myths are often based on bad, and sometimes severely outdated, information.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Ryder, Goodyear, TRIB, Bridgestone
March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Still waiting for the million-mile tire? Don’t hold your breath, but we’ll probably see such a tire in our lifetime. For now, you’ll have to settle for half a million miles.
Tags: Michelin, Tires, NFI, Retreads, Tires and Wheels, Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Tire Inflation, Load & Inflation Tables, Tire Pressure, Equal, Magnum, Centramatic, International Marketing Inc.
September 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Wide-base tires aren’t cheap. Not that duals are cheaper, but in a single wide-base tire you have an investment approaching the cost of a pair of standard tires. Minimizing the life-cycle cost of those big wide tires almost demands that they be retreaded.
Tags: Wheels, In the Shop, Retreads, Wide-Base Tires
August 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Bob Ulrich
More than 85% of the estimated 680 domestic retread plants have been in business more than 20 years. It is safe to call retreading a mature market, based on the results of the 2013 Modern Tire Dealer Retreaders Survey.
Tags: Tires, Retreads
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Retreading tires provides the absolute lowest cost per mile of any tire management strategy. When coupled with other enhanced preventive maintenance measures, a retreaded tire can easily go half a million miles or more, all things being equal.
February 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Evan Lockridge
The economic recession had profound effects on trucking, but one of the most surprising is a greater need for tires on trucks that need to be used in more than one application. That's the opposite of another trend, which is more single-application-specific tires.
Tags: Goodyear, Michelin, Continental Tires, Bridgestone, Tires, Retreads
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
If stretching your tire budget means buying cheaper tires, you may be cheating yourself. You'll get more tires for less money — and that looks good up front — but does that theory hold up after six months or a year?
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Oliver Rubber has launched ULP Trailer (Ultra Low Profile), an EPA SmartWay verified retread for wide-base single tires
Tags: Retreads, Oliver Rubber, Michelin
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded SmartWay verification of three Goodyear truck tire retreads - the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max
Tags: SmartWay, Retreads, Goodyear
March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Deb Whistler, Editor
Many things can sway public perception of trucks. One frequent and dangerous occurrence is flying debris from failed tires.
Tags: TRIB, Driving Safety, Tires, Retreads
March 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Doug Condra, President
Senator proposed retread ban and six years of training to drive trucks in Florida.
Tags: Driver Training, Retreads
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