Tires

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March 20, 2013

Continental Tire Ready To Up The Ante With Expansion and New Offerings

Continental says it's ready to grasp more of the world’s tire market for both commercial trucks as well as passenger vehicles.

March 14, 2013

Consortium Reports Progress in Research to Use Guayule for Rubber in Tires

Consortium partners Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Yulex Corp., Arizona State University, and the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture met recently to review initial progress on their $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant from the USDA and the U.S. Department of Energy.

March 13, 2013

Tires for multiple applications

The economic recession had profound effects on trucking, but one of the most surprising is a greater need for tires on trucks that need to be used in more than one application. That's the opposite of another trend, which is more single-application-specific tires.

March 12, 2013

5 Must-Have Tools for Your Tire Shop

Changing truck tires isn't rocket science. Since tire service isn't cheap, it's not uncommon to find smaller fleets and even some bigger ones doing their own tire maintenance. But safety needs to be the priority in any shop.

March 11, 2013

Why You Should Consider Wheel Balancing

People will tell you that wheel balancing isn't necessary these days. Going back 10 or 20 years, new tires often needed a small amount of weight to balance out the irregularities in the old production process. With today's more exacting manufacturing standards, irregularities are the exception. But that doesn't mean you can't benefit from wheel balancing.

March 11, 2013

Bendix Makes Tire Inflation Info Available Via Web

The SmarTire tire pressure monitoring system from Bendix now offers trailer wheel-end monitoring and integration with Bendix’s SafetyDirect system, allowing fleet managers to view tire pressure or temperature information remotely.

March 5, 2013

Are Airless Tires the Way of the Future?

Imagine a hybrid tire that can change tread patterns to suit the application, from a deep block lug for traction to a smooth rib for fuel efficiency, or a tire that runs just on its shoulders for optimum fuel efficiency or on a full tread face for better traction. How about a tire/wheel assembly that leans into a turn for better traction and stability? Equipment Editor Jim Park has a fun look at possible tires of the future in his "On the Road" blog.

February 28, 2013

IPA Releases Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer

The IPA Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer introduces a new, fast and efficient method to accurately read and inflate tire pressure on multiple tires (up to five) at the same time. IPA has launched the Equalizer to help fleets ensure they are realizing the greatest fuel economy and tire life possible to help reduce costs.

February 4, 2013

Study: Fuel-Efficient Tires Perform in Winter Weather

Transport Canada recently released the results of a study on the safety and environmental performance of low rolling resistance tires. Low rolling resistance tires are designed to improve vehicle fuel efficiency. They are made of advanced materials and have treads, dimensions and weights that help to minimize the energy lost as the tire rolls across the road surface.

January 29, 2013

Tires & Wheels: 5 Ways to Stretch Your Tire Budget

If stretching your tire budget means buying cheaper tires, you may be cheating yourself. You'll get more tires for less money — and that looks good up front — but does that theory hold up after six months or a year?

January 28, 2013

Continental Tire Plans to Invest $129 Million in Illinois Facility

Continental Tire the Americas plans to invest $129 million in its Mt. Vernon, Ill., tire facility and create more than 100 new full-time jobs over the next three years.

January 8, 2013

Smaller truck tire buyers to benefit from greenhouse gas and CAFE regs

Mike Yap is a plumbing and heating contractor near Buffalo, N.Y. He operates two GMC 3500-series cargo vans and two utility trailers. He buys tires from a local auto supply jobber. He's a price shopper

December 27, 2012

Yokohama's Rick Phillips Talks Commercial Tire Trends

When it comes to commercial tire sales, 2012 could not have been any more contrasting from 2011, says Rick Phillips, Yokohama Tire's director of commercial sales. Phillips, a 35-year tire industry veteran, discusses what the challenges were within the commercial tire industry in 2012 and how they will affect truck owners in 2013

December 19, 2012

Slower Growth Predicted for OE Truck Tires in 2013

The Rubber Manufacturers Association forecasts that original equipment truck tire numbers will end 2012 up by more than 5%, but growth will be slower for 2013. Replacement truck tires, on the other hand, are predicted to fall this year but rise in 2013. Increased demand for commercial trucks and trailers will boost OE medium/wide-base/heavy on-highway commercial truck tire shipments by more than 5% for 2012,

December 13, 2012

ContiLifeCycle Expands into Pennsylvania with Bergey's Tire

Long-time Continental and General truck tire dealer Bergey's Tire, headquartered in Souderton, Pa., announced the expansion of its product offering with a retreading solution from Continental Tire's Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit

December 6, 2012

TireStamp Offers TPMS Servicing App for Tire Dealers

TireStamp Inc. released its upgraded, cloud based TireVigil Servicing app with features specifically designed for commercial tire dealers who provide services to fleets using the TireVigil tire pressure monitoring system

December 3, 2012

Bosselman Boss Shops Opens 39th Location

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced its newest location in Sayre, Okla. Located adjacent to the Flying J Travel Plaza, this Boss Shop will be part of the Uni-Maxx Truck Care network

November 30, 2012

Federal field testing proves ROI on automatic tire inflation systems

We now have conclusive proof that automated tire inflation systems and tire pressure monitoring systems offer quantifiable payback

November 2, 2012

Keep Tires Running Straight and True

In tire and wheel mounting, the line between right and wrong is a thin one. A few thousandths of an inch on either side of correct can throw tires and wheels into a mean wobble or cause them to bounce up and down like pistons

September 10, 2012

Alignment Matters: Taking vehicle alignment for granted could cost you

When it comes to the alignment on your truck, "close enough" can cost you a lot of money

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