Tires and Wheels

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June 14, 2017

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

June 2, 2017

Retreading to Maximize Casing Value

Retreading extends the life of the most expensive part of the tire, which lowers cost per mile significantly. This is part five in a five-part series for National Tire Safety Week.

June 1, 2017

What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing

Balanced tires and wheels have been shown to save fuel, but balancing can also save tires -- and money. Part four in Jim Park's five-part series for National Tire Safety Week.

May 31, 2017

Align the Truck Before the Need Arises

Your tires will tell you if your vehicle is running straight and true. Don't wait 'till it's too late.

May 29, 2017

Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we figured a few timely reminders wouldn't hurt. This is part one in a five-part series for National Tire Safety Week.

February 23, 2017

Commission Ends Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

The International Trade Commission upended the Chinese tire tariff investigation by voting against imposing tariffs on the products.

February 13, 2017

Toyo Offers More Sizes for M920, M149 Tires

Toyo Tires has expanded its M920 drive-tire and M149 Super Single tire lines, adding more sizing options for fleets.

February 3, 2017

Goodyear Adds Endurance Tire, Service Management Tool

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is rolling out its new Endurance LHD long-haul tire and a new service-management tool.

February 1, 2017

Michelin and Bridgestone Also Increase Tire Prices

Michelin North America and Bridgestone Americas Tires have both announced price increases for their tire lines as a result of rising material costs and other market conditions.

January 24, 2017

Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

There are still big differences in tire designs for on-highway and off-road tires, but newer designs make it possible to do a little of both.

January 12, 2017

GT Radial Offers SmartWay-Verified Long Haul Drive Tire

GT Radial has introduced the GDL651FS long haul drive tire to the North American market, offering improved fuel economy, traction, and tread wear for long haul operations.

September 26, 2016

Maxion Unveils MaxSmart Wheel-Mounted Sensor

Maxion Wheels announced a new commercial vehicle connected wheel safety measure called MaxSmart, combining the company’s steel wheels with sensor technology to capture data for drivers and fleets.

August 1, 2016

Dill Air Controls Offers Complete Truck Valve Installation Kit

Dill Air Controls has launched a complete truck valve installation toolkit, responding to feedback from fleets and service technicians.

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.

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