Tire Inflation

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April 7, 2015

5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency and tread mileage go hand in hand. Here's one of those rare opportunities to whack two birds with one stone. By following these five easy steps, you can improve your tread life as well as your fuel economy.

March 23, 2015

SkyBitz Delivers Tire Warnings for PSI

This mutual program from SkyBitz and PSI provides fleet managers real-time alerts of tire faults to enable prompt maintenance.

March 9, 2015

Q&A: Meritor's Chris Villavarayan

Chris Villavarayan tells HDT about his first year as president of Meritor Americas, Meritor's latest axle and tire inflation news, the global business and more.

February 19, 2015

Halo Tire Inflator Wins TWNA Tech Achievement Award

The device was proved effective in track testing in Canada last year and is in use by numerous fleets, members of the awards committee found in pre-selection research.

January 27, 2015

Coming Soon: Inflation Systems for Drive Axles

Drive axle inflation systems might not be the Holy Grail of truck maintenance, but they are in a position to cure a vexing problem. Tire pressure maintenance is time-consuming and costly, but there's no debating the savings from properly inflated tires. At least four manufacturers have systems in development. At least one is already available.

December 23, 2014

Inspecting Your Tires

Inspecting tires on a routine and regular basis is the key to succeeding in maximizing your tire removal miles. The goal of every tire program is to ensure that the tires are running smoothly and evenly without irregular wear.

December 9, 2014

Are You Putting Enough Air In Your Steer Tires?

If you are not running at least 105 psi in your steer tires, you’re running underinflated. In some cases, those tires may be in run-flat condition.

November 25, 2014

Q&A: Al Cohn on Fuel-Efficient Tires, Footprints and Inflation

We sat down with tire-industry expert Al Cohn to gain some insight into fuel-efficient tires. We asked about inflation pressure and how it relates to tire wear and fuel efficiency, and about the wisdom of paying more for a tire that doesn't last as long.

October 29, 2014

Top Tools for the Tire Shop

Moving tire care in-house can save time and money - if you have the right tools.

October 22, 2014

Goodyear Automatic Tire Inflation System in Fleet Testing

Goodyear will test its Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles -- which keeps tires inflated without any external pumps or electronics -- on trucking fleets over the next year and a half.

September 22, 2014

How to Evaluate Performance of Improved Tire Designs

Tire companies continue to make improvements to existing products on an ongoing basis. New materials in combination with new and improved design construction may significantly help tire performance.

July 9, 2014

Nitrogen Tire Inflation: Still in the Game?

We don't hear much these days about nitrogen tire inflation systems for heavy trucks. They are still out there, and some users are reporting good results from their installations. Still, the ROI is hard to quantify. Using nitrogen won't hurt your tires, but there might be better ways to spend your tire maintenance dollars.

June 23, 2014

Turn to Technology to Keep Tires at Proper Inflation

We know from experience that many fleets don't do a great job at tire inflation management. And we know there's little point in looking to drivers for help in the matter, so what's left to do? Enter technology.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Tires

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

June 11, 2014

Peterbilt Models 579, 567 Now Available With SmarTire

Bendix SmarTire, which monitors tire pressure and temperature, is now available for Peterbilt Models 579 and 567.

June 9, 2014

Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill

For as hard as fleets work for a 1% gain in fuel efficiency, it's hard to imagine giving up something like 2-4% in fuel efficiency to something as simple as maintaining correct inflation pressure, especially today when almost every inflation or monitoring system on the market offers payback in less than a year.

May 21, 2014

ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation

There is no official definition of underinflated against which to write citations, so the cops have historically been sort of making it up as they go along -- more than 30,000 tickets written on a regulation that has been proven impossible to determine.

April 22, 2014

Frequent Inspections Save Tires

It seems the best you can expect from many drivers is a quick visual check that the tire is where it should be. Whether or not it's capable of holding air is another matter.

March 27, 2014

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

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

March 12, 2014

Innovation In The Details

When Bill Bliem became vice president of maintenance at NFI five years ago, his first priority was to get maintenance costs under control.

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