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Death in the Tire Shop

Better communication and a little more awareness might have prevented a deadly shop accident. Photo by Jim Park

February 4, 2014

A tire service technician was killed when he was run over by the truck he was working on. Could more regulations have prevented the tragedy? Possibly, but so could better communication and a little more awareness of what goes on in a repair shop, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his On the Road blog.

Tags: Tires, Safety, Technicians, Maintenance, In the Shop

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Are Airless Tires the Way of the Future?

March 5, 2013

Imagine a hybrid tire that can change tread patterns to suit the application, from a deep block lug for traction to a smooth rib for fuel efficiency, or a tire that runs just on its shoulders for optimum fuel efficiency or on a full tread face for better traction. How about a tire/wheel assembly that leans into a turn for better traction and stability? Equipment Editor Jim Park has a fun look at possible tires of the future in his "On the Road" blog.

Tags: Tires, Michelin, Hankook

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, March 5, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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