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March 28, 2014

Michelin X One Hits Two Million Tire Milestone

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- It took nearly a decade to get 1 million X One tires in service across North America, but less than four years later, Michelin has topped the 2 million tire mark. Michelin celebrates the milestone with its most fuel efficient trailer tire ever.

March 12, 2014

Top 3 Ways to Preserve Tire Life (And Value)

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.

February 18, 2014

Michelin Adds XMulti Energy Z Tire for ‘Super Regional’ Applications

Low-rolling-resistance steer-axle tire joins a drive-axle version introduced last year.

December 16, 2013

Michelin Issues Recall for Commercial Light Truck Tires

Michelin North America has announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires, sold in both the U.S. and Canada.

October 20, 2013

Michelin Launching OnCall 2.0, Offering More Than Emergency Tire Service

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.

September 16, 2013

Michelin Retread Technologies Launches XDS 2 Pre-Mold Retread

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.

September 10, 2013

Steer Axle Weights Have Increased: Are Your Steer Tires up to the Challenge?

It’s not uncommon to find highway trucks with front axles and suspensions rated for 13,200 pounds. While 12,000-pound axles were the industry norm for many years, the move to 13,200-pound axles came with the addition of all that emissions reduction gear. Are you running a steer tire rated for that weight?

August 6, 2013

The Magic Number

How do turtles mate? Why are women’s shirts buttoned on the left while men’s button on the right? How did they build the pyramids? How much air should I put in my tires? Unlike the pyramids, tire inflation needn’t be one of life’s little mysteries. Yet you may be inflating your tires TOO much.

June 10, 2013

Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel because of the lower rolling resistance make up for the shorter overall life? Many fleets are struggling with that question today. The answer is often anything but clear.

June 3, 2013

Michelin Launches X One Line Energy D Tire Pre-Mold Retread

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., announced the launch of the Michelin X One Line Energy D tire and Pre-Mold retread.

April 9, 2013

5 Reasons to Outsource your Tire Maintenance

Tire maintenance is like preparing a fine meal. Unless you really like cooking and are very good at it, it's far easier – and safer sometimes – to visit a nice restaurant. Here are five reasons you might want to consider outsourcing your tire work.

March 25, 2013

Michelin Welcomes Boss Truck Shops to Commercial Service Network

Boss Truck Shops, Inc. will now offer services to trucking fleets as part of the Michelin Commercial Service Network. Boss Truck Shops will also carry select Michelin Retread Technologies retread products.

March 25, 2013

Michelin Offers New Tire, Retread Options

Customer now have two more Michelin tire option to choose from; the X Line Energy T trailer tire, and the X Line Energy D Pre-Mold drive tire retread.

March 21, 2013

MATS 2013: Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of the 2013 Mid America Trucking Show. Lots more news and product releases today. We will be loading pictures of what we see throughout the day.

March 13, 2013

Tires for multiple applications

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.

March 5, 2013

Are Airless Tires the Way of the Future?

Imagine a hybrid tire that can change tread patterns to suit the application, from a deep block lug for traction to a smooth rib for fuel efficiency, or a tire that runs just on its shoulders for optimum fuel efficiency or on a full tread face for better traction. How about a tire/wheel assembly that leans into a turn for better traction and stability? Equipment Editor Jim Park has a fun look at possible tires of the future in his "On the Road" blog.

January 23, 2013

Fleets Sought for 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks is searching for the safest fleets in North America to recognize them with the annual Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the fifth consecutive year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive $25,00

December 27, 2012

TravelCenters of America Now Carrying Michelin Duals, X One

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, announced that it is offering both Michelin duals and X One tires at participating TA and Petro locations

December 18, 2012

Oliver Rubber Introduces New Trailer Retread

Oliver Rubber has launched ULP Trailer (Ultra Low Profile), an EPA SmartWay verified retread for wide-base single tires

November 29, 2012

Kenworth Offers Michelin X Line Energy D Tire

Kenworth now offers the new Michelin X Line Energy D drive tire for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty trucks involved in line haul applications

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