January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Park
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
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 These myths are often based on bad, and sometimes severely outdated, information.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?
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