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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.

March 26, 2014

Continental Announces 3 New Tires

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.

March 24, 2014

Hankook to Launch Smart Flex DL12 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.

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.

March 11, 2014

Central States Plastic Releases One-Man Torque Fin

Central States Plastic has released the newest tool in the ongoing fight to keep truck wheels properly torqued. The lightweight Torque Fin (less than 6 pounds) allows one-man torque checking at recommended intervals of 5,000 miles.

March 11, 2014

Webb Wheel’s New LifeShield Technology Protects Rotors from Corrosion

Webb Wheel disc brake rotors are now available with an added barrier against corrosion to extend rotor life and replacement intervals. Webb’s new LifeShield technology creates an invisible protective layer across the entire rotor surface to resist corrosion beyond what traditional coatings offer.

March 7, 2014

Continental Debuts TerraPlus HD3 Drive Tire

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

March 5, 2014

New Goodyear Tires Target Mixed-Service Applications

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.

March 3, 2014

Bridgestone Introduces New M854 Wide Base All-Position Tire

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

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