Tires and Wheels

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January 13, 2015

What You Can Learn From Tires When You're Ready to Scrap Them

Scrap piles call tell a lot about how fleets are using their tires and help reduce tire costs and improve miles to removal.

December 23, 2014

Sidewall Blisters Prompt CMA Trailer Tire Recall

China Manufacturers Alliance is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured Feb. 24, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2014.

December 23, 2014

Toyo Tires Prepares for 70th Anniversary

Toyo is getting ready to celebrate its upcoming 70th anniversary in August 2015, with a special logo and new Japanese headquarters.

December 23, 2014

Marangoni Facility Produces 4 Millionth Tread

Marangoni Tread North America manufactured the company’s 4 millionth tread at its Madison, Tennessee, facility.

December 22, 2014

RTA Launches Monthly Retread Events Calendar

The Retread Tire Association is launching a regularly updated calendar of upcoming retread related conferences and trade shows beginning in January.

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 20, 2014

Getting the Most Out of Your Tire Program

What to track in a tire program to make sure you’re getting the most out of every day they spend on the road.

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.

July 15, 2014

Bridgestone Relaunches GCR Tires & Service Brand

Under the new brand, GCR is standardizing the service experience across all of its U.S. locations, offering the same hours of operation, technicians that are all Tire Industry Association-trained, a nationally connected sales force, and one website for all locations.

July 8, 2014

TMC Fall Meeting Features Tire and Wheel Failure Analysis

If tire costs give you heartburn, you'll need to be in Orlando in September for the ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council fall meeting. It will feature a special session on tire and wheel failure analysis.

June 24, 2014

Wheel-end Maintenance Saves Tires, Brakes

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.

May 13, 2014

Benchmarking Tire Programs: How Does Your Company Stack Up?

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.

May 12, 2014

Oliver Rubber Introduces Drive Retreads

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

May 5, 2014

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

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.

April 30, 2014

Ounces of Prevention Means Miles of Cure For Your Tires

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.

April 22, 2014

Gibson Tire Service Joins Marangoni Network of Independent Dealers

Marangoni Tread North America announced that Gibson Tire Service in Charleston S.C. has converted their retread operation to the Marangoni family of products.

April 16, 2014

Webb Wheel Releases Webb Vortex Unlimited Brake Drum with Cool Running Technology

Webb Wheel Aftermarket has released a new Webb Vortex Unlimited brake drum featuring patent-pending Cool Running Technology vents that increase air flow producing 15% cooler operating temperatures for better braking performance and adding 25% to brake drum life.

April 16, 2014

Bridgestone Creates Tire Advisor Mobile App

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.

April 15, 2014

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

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.

April 10, 2014

Bee Line Announces Laser Computer Alignment System

Bee Line has announced the LC7580 Laser Computer Alignment System, which will allow a shop to align the smallest passenger vehicle, the largest commercial tractor and everything in between.

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