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July 10, 2011

Wheel Balance From the Inside Out

The next time you're driving alongside a truck at highway speed, have a look at the wheels. They should be running straight and true without any wobble or vibration

July 6, 2011

Under-inflated Tires Are No Longer Just an Efficiency Issue: They Can Affect Your Safety Profile

Need another reason to sweat your tire pressure? How about CSA? It would be hell explaining to your grandkids that you used to run a trucking company until the DOT put you out of business because of poor tire maintenance

May 19, 2011

Schneider Tackles Summer Tire Problems

Excessive heat, road construction, impending safety regulations and other factors created a tire shortage within the trucking industry last summer, sidelining a record number of tractors and trailers

April 8, 2011

Tire Report: Suspensions & Tire Wear

The knee-bone connects to the leg-bone. The leg-bone connects to the ankle-bone. The axle-bone connects to the wheel-bone, and the wheel-bone connects to the tire-bone … so the song goes, sort of.

March 24, 2011

Retreads: Money Saved is Money Earned

Still looking for good reasons to embrace retreaded tires? Have you seen the price of oil lately?

March 10, 2011

Making Tires Last

How much are you willing to invest to make your tires last longer? There is no shortage of tools or strategies available to help prolong tire life, and thereby reduce tire costs, but are they worth the effort and expense

December 29, 2010

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems: No One-Trick Pony

Okay, we know that optimized tire pressure improves tread and casing life (and value too) and can contribute to improved fuel economy.

December 3, 2010

Tire Report: Balancing Act - Why Balance Just Tires?

Try starting a discussion about balancing truck wheels

December 3, 2010

Balancing Act - Why Balance Just Tires? They Are Only One Part Of A Rotating Assembly.

Try starting a discussion about balancing truck wheels. You can just watch the eyeballs rolling backward in their sockets

November 30, 2010

Lead Weights On The Way Out

An estimated 2,000 tons of lead tire weights are lost from vehicles each year

November 30, 2010

Lead Weights On The Way Out

An estimated 2,000 tons of lead tire weights are lost from vehicles each year

November 2, 2010

Wheel-Ends: Torque your nuts

Attaching wheels to a truck hub is serious business. Yet it's not uncommon to see some big bruiser of a mechanic, one foot against the bottom of the tire, whaling away with a 1-inch-drive impact gun driving the wheel nuts home

November 2, 2010

Tire Report: Wheel-End Problems -- Beyond the Obvious

We focus on tires here, mostly, but wheels and hubs, and the other gear that attaches tires to trucks, deserve attention too. Wheel-ends function as a system:

October 12, 2010

All Pressured Up: Automatic Tire Inflation Systems Offer Protection from Underinflation Woes

As I write each month on the latest advancements in tire development and improvements in technology to prolong tire life and reduce operating costs, one single theme remains front and center: the need to keep tires properly inflated

August 18, 2010

Nitrogen Tire Inflation

Nitrogen is not some magic gas with mystical properties, nor is it some philosopher's stone capable of changing the properties of tire rubber

August 18, 2010

Where Old Tires Go to Die

Prevailing thinking has it that trailers are a good place to squeeze the last few miles of tread life out of used steer and drive tires prior to retreading or disposing of them

July 12, 2010

Retreads May Soon Be On SmartWay's Green List

Have a look at the list of U.S. EPA SmartWay approved low-rolling-resistance, fuel-efficient tires and you'll notice there are no retreads on the list

June 15, 2010

Wide-Base Singles: What You Need to Know

Many who have switched from duals to wide-base single tires have an almost evangelical enthusiasm for the things. They report better fuel mileage, longer tread life, better handling and stability, higher payload potential, and reduced maintenance costs

May 17, 2010

All That, And Fuel Economy Too

Talk tires with anyone in the long-haul truckload sector, and fuel economy won't be long percolating to the surface. Every mile they run is pure cost, and any savings are big savings

April 19, 2010

Sourcing the Right Tire Repair Partner

If you're going to have trouble on the road, chances are a tire is at the root of your grief. Tires remain the single most common reason for roadside service calls, no matter who you talk t


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