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June 12 2014 - Products

Recommended Practices Guide Released for Tire Retreading, Tire Repairs

Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, along with the Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers' Group, has released an updated industry recommended practices for tire retreading and tire repairing.

Tags: TRIB, Tires, Retreads

May 19 2014 - Products

Easy Stacker Improves Tire Handling Efficiency

Marangoni Tread North America

The Easy Stacker fits most forklifts and can be set up with a quick-change option for greater versatility. It saves time, reduces handling costs, and the likelihood of tire damage.

Tags: Tires, Shop Equipment, Marangoni

May 19 2014 - Products

BFGoodrich Unveils DR454 SmartWay Drive Tire

BF Goodrich

A new drive tire from BFGoodrich, the DR454, is aimed at small to mid-sized fleets in the less-than-truckload, truckload and regional markets that want for a tire with premium performance attributes at a lower-than-premium price point.

Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, BFGoodrich, Tires

May 12 2014 - Products

Oliver Rubber Introduces Drive Retreads

Oliver Rubber

Oliver Rubber has launched the Oliver Performance Drive, a drive position retread for long haul and regional applications.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber, Tires and Wheels

May 5 2014 - Products

Yokohama's Ultra Wide Base Tires Now Available at Love’s Truck Tire Care Locations

Yokohama

Drivers looking for Yokohama Tire Corporation’s ultra wide base tires have a new source: Love’s Travel Stop network. YTC announced that Love’s – which has 191 Truck Tire Care locations nationwide – will carry two UWB tires: the TY517 (drive) and RY407 (trailer). Both tires are available in size 445/50R22.5.

Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., Love's Travel Stops, Tires and Wheels

April 15 2014 - Products

Bridgestone Creates Tire Advisor Mobile App

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a mobile app designed to help fleets and dealers quickly access and compare information about the Bridgestone family of commercial tire brands.

Tags: Information Technology, Bridgestone, Mobile App, Tires and Wheels, Tires

April 14 2014 - Products

High Heat and Fast Leak Tire Condition Alerts Added to Omnitracs TPM Application

Omnitracs

Omnitracs added new tire condition alerts, high heat and fast leak, to its tire pressure monitoring application. Extending the current value tire pressure monitoring brings, heat and fast leak alerts will offer customers a more comprehensive look at tire health maintenance for improved safety, fuel efficiency and reduced tire-related expenses.

Tags: Information Technology, TPMS, Tires, Omnitracs, Tires and Wheels

March 26 2014 - Products

Control-Box Feature for Meritor-P.S.I. System Now Optional for All Trailers

Pressure Systems International

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Formerly limited to special fleet purchases, the new pressure-check function eases task of verifying set pressure on trailer's control box.

Tags: maintenance, Tires, Meritor, Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI, P.S.I., tire inflation systems

 Conti EcoPlus HS3

March 26 2014 - Products

Continental Announces 3 New Tires

Continental

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Continental has rounded out its next generation of long haul, low rolling resistance EcoPlus truck tires by adding a new steer and all-position tire. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 offers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance as well as a 125 increase in mileage over the previous generation long haul steer tire.

Tags: Continental Tires, Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires and Wheels

March 26 2014 - Products

Toyo M144 Steer Tire Receives EPA Verification

Toyo Tires

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.'s M144 steer tire has received the SmartWay verification confirming it meets U.S. EPA standards for low-rolling resistance.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires, EPA

Toyo M177 steer tire can be used as trailer tire.

March 25 2014 - Products

Toyo Rolls Out Three New Tires at MATS

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

Toyo Tires is rolling out three new premium tires this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Featuring Toyo Tires’ proprietary e-balance technology, these tires deliver improved tire life, endurance, and retreadability plus reduced rolling resistance and irregular wear, says the company.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 24 2014 - Products

Hankook to Launch Smart Flex DL12 Tire

Hankook Tire

Hankook Tire will launch its new Smart Flex DL12 Long/Regional Haul Drive position truck and bus radial tire for fleet customers at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week.

Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires and Wheels

March 4 2014 - Products

Continental Debuts TerraPlus HD3 Drive Tire

Continental

The all-new Conti TerraPlus HD3 drive tire from Continental Tire the Americas has been announced for Class 4 and 5 working trucks.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Continental Tires, Tires, Tires and Wheels

March 5 2014 - Products

New Goodyear Tires Target Mixed-Service Applications

Goodyear Tires

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- The new Goodyear G731 MSA and G751 MSA mixed-service tires will be available this summer. Fleets will be able to buy several sizes of these tires with Goodyear’s exclusive DuraSeal Technology.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Tires and Wheels, NTEA, Work Truck Show, Vocational

March 3 2014 - Products

Bridgestone Introduces New M854 Wide Base All-Position Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduces its newest rib-type all-position tire, the Bridgestone M854, ideal for severe on/off highway applications.

Tags: Tires, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Tires and Wheels

February 27 2014 - Products

TireStamp Adds Intelligence to TPMS Alerting

TireStamp Inc

TireStamp Inc. has added a higher level of intelligence to each of its TireVigil TPMS products. This new concept, branded as IntellAlerting, provides visibility of tire problems when they are occurring as well as when they are being corrected. It sends tire alerts only to personnel who can actually take action based on a vehicle’s location and operating status.

Tags: TPMS, Tires, Wheels, TireStamp

February 25 2014 - Products

Halo Tire Inflator Available For Tractors and Trailers

Aperia Technologies

A new automatic tire inflation system will work on drive axles as well as trailer axles. The Halo Tire Inflator, which uses the wheel's own rotational motion, is the first complete automatic tire inflation solution to serve both tractors and trailers with either dual or wide-base tires, according to the company.

Tags: TPMS, Tires, Wheels, ATIS, Aperia Technologies

February 20 2014 - Products

New GT Radial GDM635 Mixed Service Tire Features Deep Lug Tread Design

Giti Tire USA

The new GT Radial GDM635 on/off highway drive tire is being introduced in North America to provide mixed service fleets consistent traction, effective protection against stones and long tread wear.

Tags: Tires, Wheels, Giti TIre USA

February 18 2014 - Products

Rotary Lift Introduces MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift

Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift’s new MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift can remove and position any size wheel or tire weighing up to 500 pounds, making it much easier and more ergonomic for technicians to work on heavy-duty trucks, buses and construction equipment.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Tires, Aftermarket, Wheels, In the Shop

February 7 2014 - Products

Continental Launches Conti EcoPlus HT3

Continental

Continental has announced that the Conti EcoPlus HT3 is set to launch this month in the North American markets. This new tire for the trailing axle from Continental Tire the Americas has been developed for maximum cost effectiveness, incorporating greater fuel efficiency, long service life and retreadability.

Tags: Continental, Tires

February 6 2014 - Products

Mobile Awareness Announces TPMS Software Upgrade

Mobile Awareness

Mobile Awareness, a provider of transportation safety products, announced its first tire pressure monitoring system software feature upgrade: touch screen truck and trailer exchange capability. Customers who have purchased MobileTraq monitors can download the upgrade for free. New shipped units will be sent with the software included.

Tags: Information Technology, Mobile Awareness, Tires, TPMS

January 9 2014 - Products

Mitsubishi Fuso Partners with Yokohama to Offer Tires through Fuso Dealers

Mitsubishi Fuso, Yokohama

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced a new partnership program with Yokohama Tire, one of Fuso's OE tire brands. Through the program, authorized Mitsubishi Fuso dealers will be able to purchase and offer for sale Yokohama tires for Fuso and other brand medium-duty work trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Yokohama, Tires

January 2 2014 - Products

Bridgestone Launches New R244 Rib-Type All-Position Steer Radial Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has announced the launch of the Bridgestone R244 All-Position Steer Radial Tire. Designed with a wide base ribbed steer pattern, the tire performs well both on- and off-highway without sacrificing the traction needed on rougher roads.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Wheels

A truck tire just retreaded with Continental’s HTL1 ContiTread flat precure tread sits freshly painted and ready for a fleet customer at DLS Retreading, Inc., a ContiTread licensed retreader in South Carolina.

December 17 2013 - Products

Continental Announces New Truck Tire Products

Continental

Continental announced that the HTL1 wide single truck tire is now available as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive or trailer tires in sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5.

Tags: Continental Tires, Tires, Wheels, ContiTreads

December 17 2013 - Products

Doran 360 TPMS Integration with Omnitracs

Doran, Omnitracs

Doran Manufacturing announced the integration of its Doran 360 TPMS with Omnitrac’s Mobile Computing Platforms (MCP50, MCP110 and MCP200). The collaborative project will provide drivers with a user interface and provide fleets with off-truck access to tire pressure data and low pressure alarms to use and help control tire repair and maintenance costs.

Tags: Information Technology, TPMS, Tires, Wheels, Doran, Omnitracs

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