June 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Park
Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a tire with less or thinner tread requires less energy to move than a deep-treaded tire.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Tires, Low-rolling Resistance, Tires and Wheels
May 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Corrosion, Wheels, Tires and Wheels
January 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
The tread designs of medium- and heavy-duty truck tires have become more sophisticated and tailor-made for specific applications and wheel positions.
Tags: Tires and Wheels, Yokohama, Goodyear, MICHELIN, Continental
December 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Research into past incidents shows inadequate maintenance is the root cause of most wheel separation incidents.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Wheel Separations, Tires and Wheels
October 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Fleets seem to run hot and cold on alignment and balance. Some swear by them, while others see them as unnecessary expenses.
Tags: Wheel Alignment, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Balancers
September 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
We offer two opposing views on tracking tire costs. One holds that life-cycle costing is a waste of money and effort, and that close enough is good enough most of the time. The other suggests that nearly all costs associated with tires should be accounted for and built into the cost structure.
Tags: Operating Costs, Maintenance Costs, Tires and Wheels
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Do wide-base single tires wear differently than standard tires in dual assemblies? We address that question and give tips on how proper care of your wide-base single tires can improve their life and ROI.
Tags: Wide-Base Tires, Tires and Wheels, Tires
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
TMC’s latest fleet tire survey shows retreaded tires are going longer and further than some may expect – but maintenance is the key.
Tags: TMC, Survey, Retreads, Tires and Wheels
February 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Careful cleaning extends lives of components, while proper spec’ing heads off rust in the first place.
Tags: Corrosion, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Ends
January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
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, Retreads, Tires and Wheels
November 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
What to track in a tire program to make sure you’re getting the most out of every day they spend on the road.
Tags: Fleet Management, Tires, Tires and Wheels
October 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Moving tire care in-house can save time and money - if you have the right tools.
Tags: Maintenance Costs, Tires, Tires and Wheels, Tire Inflation
June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
A little extra diligence in the shop, or a bit of mechanical assistance, can help fleets avoid the irritants associated with loose wheel bearings, like irregular tire wear, premature brake relining and even wheel-offs.
Tags: Accuride, Alcoa, Timken, Dana Spicer, ConMet, SKF, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Ends
May 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Fleets spend tons of money on tires – so much, in fact, that bad tire management can become a competitive handicap. Find out how four well-run fleets run their tire programs to give their operations a competitive advantage.
Tags: Benchmarking, TMC, Tires, ATIS, Tires and Wheels, FedEx Ground
April 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Unlike their human counterparts, dead tires do tell tales. And aside from underinflation and road strikes, the tales most commonly told of tires robbing their owners of full value revolve around alignment. Scrubbing and scuffing and driving tires off in different directions, poor alignment kills tires faster than almost any other mechanical malady.
Tags: TMC, Tires, Alignment, Bee Line Company, Hunter Engineering, IMI, Tires and Wheels, E-Z Line, Counteract Balancing Beads
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, Tire Inflation, Tire Pressure
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