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Products

Halo-Compatible Wheel Covers Offered for FlowBelow Aero Kit

Aperia Technologies has partnered with FlowBelow on the joint development of a new, Halo-compatible aerodynamic wheel cover designed to fit over the Aperia Halo tire inflation system.

Products

Program Promises 'Instant ROI' For Tire Inflation System

Velociti has partnered with Meritor to develop a new, "turnkey" retrofit tire inflation system for trailers with the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI.

Products

Truck-Lite's Road Ready Trailer Telematics

A new trailer-focused telematics system from Truck-Lite is designed to let both drivers and fleets know when a trailer issue arises, from tire pressure to temperature, door openings to trailer arrival -- and, of course, lights out.

Products

Mitchell 1 Brings Shop Management Software to Independent HD Repair Shops

Independent repair shops now have access to a full-scale shop management software platform that integrates repair orders, estimating parts ordering and more into a single package.

Products

Rotary Lift Expands Mach Flex Mobile Column Lineup

Rotary Lift has expanded its Mach Flex powered by RedFire remote-controlled mobile column lift lineup, adding the MCHF13 Flex.

Products

TP-8656 Kit Looks for Leaks

Tracerline’s TP-8656 Opti-Pro Plus/EZ-Shot is an A/C leak detection kit that comes with all the pieces necessary to pinpoint a fluid leak.

Photo: Jim Park

News

Commission Ends Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

The International Trade Commission upended the Chinese tire tariff investigation by voting against imposing tariffs on the products.

News

Goodyear's Raw Material Costs Increase $300M in 3 Weeks

Tire makers worldwide are citing rising raw material costs as the driver of their price increases. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. painted a picture of just how extreme the increases have been so far — using words like “volatile” and “unpredictable."

The first, and most crucial step in any tire repair process is to completely remove any foreign material from the damaged area. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

Tried and True Tire Repairs

Smart fleet managers understand that wringing every possible mile from a truck tire saves money. Which means that getting tires fixed properly after failures do occur is vital for both vehicle productivity and fleet profitability.

While the complexity is increasing, the reliability of the current generation of trucks and engines is the best we’ve seen in several years. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

The Quest for Uptime

We’re doing a better job at keeping trucks out of the shop and out on the road earning money, but it’s been a long, steep learning curve. These fleets find the key to increasing uptime is to make the most of their downtime.

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