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Tire Costs

September 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Alignment and Balancing: Hassle, or Worth the Hustle?

Many fleets dread the downtime. But according to Rush Truck Centers, front-end alignments can be done in as little as 90 minutes. Photo:  Rush Truck Centers

By Jack Roberts

There are three strong arguments in favor of a good tire alignment and balancing program, experts say: Fuel, tread life, and drivers.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Tire Costs, Tires, Wheel Balancers

March 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department

3 Ways to Save on Tires

Which tire is best? Buyers have many price ranges to choose from. Cheaper up front may not be the best value in the long run. Photos: Jim Park

By Jim Park

Everybody knows tires can eat up a big chunk of a fleet’s operating budget. Keeping costs in line isn’t impossible, but you have to work at it. Here are three suggestions that can help you get a handle on tire costs and keep them under control.

Tags: Maintenance, Tire Costs, Tires

May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Tire Maintenance with Ryder's Scott Perry

Check and record tire pressure and tread depth every time you see a tire. Photo courtesy of Goodyear

By Jim Park

Ryder Systems has one of the most diverse fleets in the country, and one of the largest. Management of that fleet's tire assets falls to Scott Perry, vice president of supply management. You may not find him out in the yard gauging tires, but he certainly responsible for getting every last penny in value from his tires.

Tags: Tire Costs, Ryder System, Tire Inflation, Tires

April 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Frequent Inspections Save Tires

Frequent and thorough yard checks will catch problems your drivers miss.

By Jim Park

It seems the best you can expect from many drivers is a quick visual check that the tire is where it should be. Whether or not it's capable of holding air is another matter.

Tags: Tire Costs, Tires, Tire Inflation

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