June 24, 2016
Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a tire with less or thinner tread requires less energy to move than a deep-treaded tire.
May 25, 2016
Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.
February 5, 2016
The tread designs of medium- and heavy-duty truck tires have become more sophisticated and tailor-made for specific applications and wheel positions.
February 3, 2016
The Cam-aligner from Josam Products is a heavy-duty wheel alignment tool that uses camera-based technology to align wheels.
December 23, 2015
Research into past incidents shows inadequate maintenance is the root cause of most wheel separation incidents.
December 8, 2015
Quality Tire & Service of Munford, Tenn., has joined the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retreaders, the company announced.
October 28, 2015
Fleets seem to run hot and cold on alignment and balance. Some swear by them, while others see them as unnecessary expenses.
September 15, 2015
We offer two opposing views on tracking tire costs. One holds that life-cycle costing is a waste of money and effort, and that close enough is good enough most of the time. The other suggests that nearly all costs associated with tires should be accounted for and built into the cost structure.
August 23, 2015
Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is definitely better than 4.
July 24, 2015
Do wide-base single tires wear differently than standard tires in dual assemblies? We address that question and give tips on how proper care of your wide-base single tires can improve their life and ROI.
May 28, 2015
TMC’s latest fleet tire survey shows retreaded tires are going longer and further than some may expect – but maintenance is the key.
May 12, 2015
The GT Radial GT639 is a non-directional regional drive tire designed for better traction and mileage performance in regional fleet use.
May 1, 2015
IMI has introduced Equal W, a new size of the Equal wheel balancer and vibration dampener specifically designed for wide-base tires.
April 8, 2015
Stemco recently announced the launch of a new product line segment called Stemco Equipment featuring several shop tools designed for fleets and commercial vehicle technicians.
April 6, 2015
Webb Wheel has published a newsletter providing tips on how to remove brake drums that are stuck due to corrosion.
March 24, 2015
Toyo Tire’s M153 regional and urban heavy-duty steer tire is designed for refuse operations and other high-scrub applications.
March 12, 2015
Chicago Pneumatic's BlueTork CP7600 nutrunner is a tool designed to tighten wheel nuts to a precise specification without using impact force.
February 17, 2015
Roadmaster’s RM272 trailer tire is designed to withstand treadwear from use with a drop-deck trailer.
Careful cleaning extends lives of components, while proper spec’ing heads off rust in the first place.
February 6, 2015
Hankook Tire recorded revenue of about $6.3 billion and an operating profit of $979 million for 2014, the company announced. The overall operating profit was on par with 2013 results.
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