Tires and Wheels

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June 24, 2016

Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

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

Refinishing Wheels the Right Way

Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.

February 5, 2016

How Truck Tires Have Evolved

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

Alignment Tool Uses Camera-Based Tech

The Cam-aligner from Josam Products is a heavy-duty wheel alignment tool that uses camera-based technology to align wheels.

December 23, 2015

5 Tips to Prevent Wheel Separation

Research into past incidents shows inadequate maintenance is the root cause of most wheel separation incidents.

December 8, 2015

Memphis Tire Dealers Joins Marangoni Family of Retreaders

Quality Tire & Service of Munford, Tenn., has joined the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retreaders, the company announced.

October 28, 2015

How Important are Balance and Alignment?

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

Tracking Lifetime Tire Costs

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 Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two

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

Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires

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

Maintenance is Key To Retread Longevity

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

GT Radial Tire Made for High-Mileage, High-Scrub Use

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

Equal W Balances Wide-Base Tires

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 Launches New Shop Tool Line

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 Newsletter Gives Drum Removal Tips

Webb Wheel has published a newsletter providing tips on how to remove brake drums that are stuck due to corrosion.

March 24, 2015

Toyo M153 Designed for High-Scrub Applications

Toyo Tire’s M153 regional and urban heavy-duty steer tire is designed for refuse operations and other high-scrub applications.

March 12, 2015

BlueTork Nutrunner Tightens Without Impact Force

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 Trailer Tire Designed for Improved Treadwear

Roadmaster’s RM272 trailer tire is designed to withstand treadwear from use with a drop-deck trailer.

February 17, 2015

Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends

Careful cleaning extends lives of components, while proper spec’ing heads off rust in the first place.

February 6, 2015

Hankook Tire Reports Solid 2014 Growth

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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