December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park, Equipment Editor
Try starting a discussion about balancing truck wheels
November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
An estimated 2,000 tons of lead tire weights are lost from vehicles each year
Attaching wheels to a truck hub is serious business. Yet it's not uncommon to see some big bruiser of a mechanic, one foot against the bottom of the tire, whaling away with a 1-inch-drive impact gun driving the wheel nuts home
We focus on tires here, mostly, but wheels and hubs, and the other gear that attaches tires to trucks, deserve attention too. Wheel-ends function as a system:
October 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
As I write each month on the latest advancements in tire development and improvements in technology to prolong tire life and reduce operating costs, one single theme remains front and center: the need to keep tires properly inflated
March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
If you were serious about getting the best odds on a pro basketball bet, you'd research the heck out of the starting lineups, and know in advance that Kobe Bryant's sprained ankle doesn't seem to be much of a liabilit
December 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Tires are under constant attack, from the normal dynamic forces acting on the tread rubber, to a barrage of scrubbing and scraping actions caused by misaligned axles, unbalanced rotation, loose wheel bearings, and more
August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
You don't need me to tell you that maintaining correct tire inflation pressure across a fleet of trucks and trailers is a challenge of biblical proportion
June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Nobody questions that tires will wear out. But what might be considered reasonable in terms of service life varies considerably from application to application, from truck to truck, and from tire to tire
Do we really need to balance our tires? Predictably, and depending who you ask, the answers are yes. Or no. Improvements in manufacturing processes guarantee a much better tire comes from the factory today than even a decade ago
Two major television news reports within the last year cast a shadow over aging passenger-car and light-truck tires. Fatal accidents allegedly resulting from age-related tire degradatio
May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
How much force would it take to hurl a 16-pound bowling ball three-quarters of a mile? About the same amount of potential energy packed into an 11-by-22-inch truck tire inflated to 100 psi, says the Tire Industry Association
June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park, Contributing Editor
Under-inflated tires and improper tread patterns conspire to rob you of fuel economy.
Tags: FMCSA, Fuel Economy, Tires
May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Evan Lockridge
The number of truck tire announcements this spring was the most in recent memory. Most of these tires boast features such as improved fuel efficiency, longer life, better durability and retreadability.
Tags: Yokohama, Goodyear, Toyo Tires, Bridgestone, Double Coin, Tires, China Manufacturers Alliance
February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department
One of the toughest conditions imaginable for a truck is oil field work. These trucks haul salty water back to the same drilling sites, where it is pumped into the drill shaft to mix with chemicals for cleaning and to help the drill grind deeper into the ground.
January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By HDT Staff
What better way to start off a new year than making a resolution to better maintain the tires in your fleet?
Tags: Tires, Tire Maintenance, Wheel Alignment, Tire Inflation, record-keeping
July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor
Tire problems account for half of roadside breakdowns. A well-run inspection program will save time and money.
Tags: Tires, Breakdowns, Downtime, Preventive Maintenance, Vehicle Inspection
June 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
New TMC recommended practice offers an easier way to evaluate fuel-efficient tires.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Tires
September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Training technicians saves lives, avoids litigation.
Tags: DOT, Tires
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