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November 26, 2014

Purcell Opens Commercial Tire Center in Arizona

Purcell announced the opening of a new commercial tire and service center in Tucson, Ariz., to service heavy duty trucks. The center is located at 1515 East Ajo Way in Tuscon, near Interstate 10.

November 25, 2014

Q&A: Al Cohn on Fuel-Efficient Tires, Footprints and Inflation

We sat down with tire-industry expert Al Cohn to gain some insight into fuel-efficient tires. We asked about inflation pressure and how it relates to tire wear and fuel efficiency, and about the wisdom of paying more for a tire that doesn't last as long.

November 20, 2014

Getting the Most Out of Your Tire Program

What to track in a tire program to make sure you’re getting the most out of every day they spend on the road.

November 19, 2014

Double Coin’s RT600 and RR202 Meet EPA Requirements

Double Coin and CMA recently met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program for its RT600 and RR202 tires.

November 13, 2014

Hercules Releases H-704 Drive Tire

Hercules Tire unveiled the Hercules H-704 premium closed shoulder deep drive tire at the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

November 10, 2014

Goodyear Opens Service Center in Greensboro, N.C.

Goodyear Tire and Rubber added a new Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center in the Greensboro area of North Carolina.

October 30, 2014

Toyo Drive Tire is SmartWay Verified

Toyo Tire U.S.A. released the Toyo M650, a commercial drive tire that is SmartWay verified. The tire is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.

October 29, 2014

Top Tools for the Tire Shop

Moving tire care in-house can save time and money - if you have the right tools.

October 22, 2014

Cooper Makes Progress on Guayule-Rubber Tire

Cooper Tire and Rubber has completed builds of tires made of natural rubber sourced from the guayule plants.

October 22, 2014

Goodyear Automatic Tire Inflation System in Fleet Testing

Goodyear will test its Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles -- which keeps tires inflated without any external pumps or electronics -- on trucking fleets over the next year and a half.

October 15, 2014

Michelin X One Multi Energy Tire is SmartWay Verified

The Michelin X One Multi Energy T is a wide-base, single-trailer tire for regional operations designed to deliver a reduction in irregular wear and improve fuel economy. The tire is EPA SmartWay verified and replaces the Michelin X One XTE.

October 14, 2014

NHTSA Investigating Possible Failure of Michelin Auto-Hauler Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating six complaints it has received alleging steer tire failure involving Michelin’s 2014 XZA 295/60/R22.5 tires used on auto-haulers.

October 10, 2014

Get the Most from Your Tire Pressure Sensors

Fleets are increasingly looking to tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems to optimize tire life and performance -- but if the system is not installed right, you won't get the full benefit of your investment.

October 8, 2014

Goodyear's Fuel Max LHD G505D Improves Fuel Efficiency

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company introduced a new fuel efficient, long haul drive tire for North America.

October 1, 2014

Goodyear Adds Fuel-Efficient G505D LHD Tire

Tests show savings of 0.9%, 1.3% and 2% against three comparable competitive tires would yield dollar savings of $672, $896 and $1,440 in fuel savings per truck, per year, Goodyear said

September 26, 2014

Tread Dealer Celebrates 40 Years

Parmenter, Inc. celebrated 40 years in business recently, announced Marangoni Tread North America who uses Parmenter as a Ringtread dealer.

September 22, 2014

Bridgestone Explores Natural Rubber Production at New Arizona Research Center

Bridgestone will be exploring a natural, domestic source for rubber production at its new Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Arizona.

September 22, 2014

How to Evaluate Performance of Improved Tire Designs

Tire companies continue to make improvements to existing products on an ongoing basis. New materials in combination with new and improved design construction may significantly help tire performance.

September 22, 2014

CMA Says Non-Compliant Markings on Double Coin Tires Don't Pose Safety Problem

CMA has notified the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that some 1.75 million Double Coin branded truck radial tires have non-compliant sidewall markings, but it says the non-compliance does not pose any safety or performance issues.

September 10, 2014

Love’s Passes 200th Truck Tire Care Location

Love’s Truck Tire Care is now available at more than 200 of the company’s travel stops across the U.S.

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