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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

December 15 2013 - Products

Aeolus HN277 Ultra Line-Haul Steer Tire Receives SmartWay Verification

Alliance Tire Group

The Aeolus HN277 Ultra line-haul steer tire has received SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meaning that the fuel saving benefits of this type of tire have been verified by the EPA’s SmartWay program.

Tags: EPA SmartWay, Tires, ATG, Wheels

December 11 2013 - Products

Toyo M137 Steer Tire Now Available in 16-Ply

Toyo Tires

The M137 premium high-performance steer radial manufactured by Toyo Tires is now available in a 16-ply with increased load carrying capacity. The M137 is designed for use on long haul, over-the-highway commercial applications.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires

December 5 2013 - Products

TireStat TPMS Sensors Go In or Out of Tires

Mobile Awareness

TireStat powered by MobileTraq from Mobile Awareness is a commercial-grade tire pressure monitoring system designed to grow with a fleet’s needs as well as industry demands.

Tags: TPMS, Tires, Mobile Awareness

December 5 2013 - Products

Toyo Announces Improved Casing Warranty

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

Toyo Tires announced an improved casing warranty for its commercial line of medium truck and bus radial tires. The casing value has been increased to $110 for the first retread on many popular sizes.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires

December 2 2013 - Products

Bridgestone Launches Tire for Auto Haulers

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Bridgestone's new M749 Drive Radial Tire is the first tire Bridgestone has designed specifically for long- and regional-haul auto-haul transportation vehicles in the U.S. and Canadian market.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Auto Haulers

November 27 2013 - Products

PressurePro TPMS Announces Integration with Omnitracs

PressurePro, Omnitracs

Advantage PressurePro announced the integration of its advanced TPMS solutions to Omnitracs’ Mobile Computing Platforms 110 and 200 (MCP110 and MCP200).

Tags: Information Technology, TPMS, Advantage PressurePro, Omnitracs, Tires

November 26 2013 - Products

Marangoni Announces Intermodal Product Line

Marangoni

Marangoni Tread North America announced a new addition to its conventional precured line of retreads, aimed at the intermodal market and designed to stand up to ozone and other extreme conditions.

Tags: Tires, Intermodal, Marangoni

November 12 2013 - Products

Stemco Releases Aeris Automatic Tire Inflation Installation Toolkit

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems, a provider of commercial vehicle tire inflation systems and tire pressure monitoring systems, announced the release of the Aeris Installation Toolkit.

Tags: Tires, ITS, Stemco

November 6 2013 - Products

Omnitracs Launches New Applications for Proactive Tire Maintenance

Omnitracs

Omnitracs now offers Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) and Trailer Tire Inflation Alerts (TTIA) applications, both of which provide fleets with tools for proactive tire maintenance.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Tires, Omnitracs, ATA2013

November 4 2013 - Products

Cheater Wrench Makes Easy Work of Tightly Torqued Wheel Nuts

DT Industries

The Cheater Wrench from DT Industries allows anyone driving a truck or other heavy-duty vehicle to remove their lug nuts and change their own tires. The Cheater Wrench is a torque-multiplying tool with a 78:1 turn ratio, making it easy to overcome the recommended 500 or so foot-pounds to which wheel lug nuts are supposed to be tightened.

Tags: Cheater Wrench, DT Industries, Tires

October 24 2013 - Products

Goodyear Launches Smart Fleet Program For Owner-Operators Through Mid-Size Fleets

Goodyear

Owner-operators through mid-size fleets now have full access to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s new Smart Fleet program.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires

October 20 2013 - Products

Michelin Launching OnCall 2.0, Offering More Than Emergency Tire Service

Michelin Truck Tires

Michelin Truck Tires announced on Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., the launch of OnCall 2.0, an expansion of its OnCall emergency road service.

Tags: Michelin, breakdowns, ATA2013, Tires

October 3 2013 - Products

Bridgestone Introduces New R268 Ecopia Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a new edition to its Ecopia product line. The R268 premium all-position radial for regional and pickup and delivery fleets providing tire performance that stands up to high scrub environments while offering fuel efficiency advantages too.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Wheels

September 16 2013 - Products

Michelin Retread Technologies Launches XDS 2 Pre-Mold Retread

Michelin

Michelin Retread Technologies launched the Michelin XDS 2 Pre-Mold retread designed for year-round drive axle traction, with optimized features for challenging winter conditions. This next generation of exceptional traction comes with a 10% improvement in tread life over the XDS Pre-Mold.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, Retreads

September 5 2013 - Products

Esco Introduces Tire Runout Gauge

Esco

Esco has introduced a Tire Runout Gauge (Part Number 40700) that measures both radial and lateral tire runout conditions. The use of this tool can help eliminate irregular tire wear, ride vibration and lengthens the life of tires.

Tags: Tires, In the Shop, Esco

August 28 2013 - Products

Oliver Rubber Introduces Dual Drive Retread

Oliver Rubber

Oliver Rubber launched the Vantage Max Drive, an EPA Smartway verified drive position retread for line-haul applications. This new retread is designed for single and tandem axle tractors.

Tags: EPA SmartWay, Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber