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October 24, 2016

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Excessive friction or uneven contact between the pavement and the tire will cause tread to wear away faster than you should. It’s important that you do all you can to keep your tires running straight and true.

October 18, 2016

Cooper Offers Wide-Base Steer Tire for Mixed Service

Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Roadmaster RM332 WB is a commercial tire line available in a wide-base steer tire for mixed service applications.

October 12, 2016

DOC Miscalculation Raises Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

The U.S. Department of Commerce has admitted to a miscalculation in its preliminary anti-dumping tariff rate for truck tires imported from China, raising the rates of every manufacturer and importer to 30.36% - nearly 10 points higher than the initial calculation.

October 11, 2016

Oliver Rubber Website Includes Redesigned Retread Selector

Oliver Rubber Company has redesigned its website,, based on customer feedback, adding features like a retread selector and dealer locator to help users better manage their business.

October 3, 2016

Yokohama Announces New Ultra Wide Base Drive Tire

Yokohama Tire Corporation has introduced the BluEarth 709L ultra wide base drive tire – a SmartWay verified tire designed for fuel efficiency.

September 26, 2016

Wide-Single Tires Need a Little More Care

Wide-base single tires have saved truck fleets millions of gallons of fuel over the 20-plus years they have been in service and facilitated the transport of thousands of additional tons of payload. Good maintenance improves the value proposition with wide-base singles.

September 23, 2016

Hankook Shows New Fuel-Efficient e-Cube Blue Tire Line

Hankook has expanded its e-cube Blue trailer tire line with special steering and drive-axle threads designed for efficiency and fuel savings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

September 15, 2016

Trailer Tire Retread Made for Regional and Long-Haul

Oliver Rubber Company launched the Orco HS Trailer, a trailer-position retread for regional and long-haul applications designed for cost efficiency.

August 5, 2016

Trailer Tires: Choosing the Best Strategy for Your Fleet

Do you need to put new tires on a trailer? As it turns out, a lot of fleets do buy new tires for trailers, and for very good reasons.

August 4, 2016

Workhorse Tires are Designed for Mixed-Service Fleets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has expanded its offering of mixed-service tires with the addition of the Workhorse lineup of tires.

July 22, 2016

Tread Depth Violations Highlight Tire-Focused Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck inspection blitz this year focused on tires, and an analysis of inspection data shows that tread depth was by far the most common violation cited.

July 11, 2016

Armor Max Tire Aimed at Tough Applications

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has introduced the Armor Max Pro Grade MSD tire designed for use in construction, cement, dump and coal field trucks.

July 6, 2016

Department of Commerce Recommends Tariffs on Chinese Tires

Commercial truck and bus tires imported from China are benefitting from subsidies from the Chinese government, and as a result the U.S. Department of Commerce says those tires should be subject to tariffs up to 23%.

July 1, 2016

Michelin Offers Durable Drive Tire for Medium-Duty

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced a new drive-position retread designed for longer wear life, durability and traction called the Michelin MD XDN 2 Pre-Mold retread.

June 27, 2016

Marangoni Adds St. Louis Dealer to Retread Network

Froesel Tire of St. Louis, Mo., has become a member of Marangoni Tread North America's family of independent retreaders.

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.

June 14, 2016

Bandag Adds Two Retread Patterns for Drive Applications

Bandag’s DR 5.3 and DR4.3 are two retread patterns designed for drive applications in truckload, less-than-truckload and pick-up and delivery fleets.

June 8, 2016

Michelin Tire Designed for Demanding Environments

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is offering the Michelin X Works Z all-position tire designed for mixed on/off road applications in demanding environments.

June 7, 2016

TBC Brands Expands Field Sales Personnel

Tire distributor TBC Brands has expanded its commercial truck tire team, naming David Smothers its field sales engineer and Dave Dugan as regional sales manager for the Midwest region.

June 7, 2016

BRM3 Retread Made for Refuse Applications

Bridgestone Americas’ Bandag BRM3 all-position retread features a compound and tread design engineered to deliver longer wear, durability and traction in refuse applications.



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