June 10, 2009
Do we really need to balance our tires? Predictably, and depending who you ask, the answers are yes. Or no. Improvements in manufacturing processes guarantee a much better tire comes from the factory today than even a decade ago
Two major television news reports within the last year cast a shadow over aging passenger-car and light-truck tires. Fatal accidents allegedly resulting from age-related tire degradatio
June 8, 2009
Meet your new handy-dandy tire filler-upper. We're not talking about a knuckle-dragger named Earl, here, with eyes that gaze off in two different directions and a plug of tobacco in his cheek big enough to choke a horse
Despite their manifest advantages, retreaded tires continue to struggle with an image problem. It's widely assumed - wrongly - that much of the tire debris seen lying at roadside are the remains of a retreaded tire
Round and black. That's about the extent of the similarities between today's marvels of engineering and yesteryear's truck tires. I think I'm safe saying we probably take our tires for granted. When they're doing well
June 3, 2009
Sooner or later the economy will heat up again and so will demand for fuel - and prices for it. So it's still wise to buy the most fuel-efficient vehicles and operate them wisely
May 26, 2009
How much force would it take to hurl a 16-pound bowling ball three-quarters of a mile? About the same amount of potential energy packed into an 11-by-22-inch truck tire inflated to 100 psi, says the Tire Industry Association
Perhaps only computers remain a more confusing purchasing decision than tires. The thought of comparing RAMS and ROMS and Gigs and HDs and DVDs and processors strikes fear into the hearts of all but the hardened geek
May 18, 2009
It's a long way between a downtown back alley and an oil field, but as a tire sees the world, there are more similarities than differences. On-highway tires live the life of Riley compared to the severe-service tires
June 1, 2008
Under-inflated tires and improper tread patterns conspire to rob you of fuel economy.
May 1, 2008
The number of truck tire announcements this spring was the most in recent memory. Most of these tires boast features such as improved fuel efficiency, longer life, better durability and retreadability.
March 1, 2008
Many things can sway public perception of trucks. One frequent and dangerous occurrence is flying debris from failed tires.
February 1, 2008
One of the toughest conditions imaginable for a truck is oil field work. These trucks haul salty water back to the same drilling sites, where it is pumped into the drill shaft to mix with chemicals for cleaning and to help the drill grind deeper into the ground.
January 1, 2008
What better way to start off a new year than making a resolution to better maintain the tires in your fleet?
July 1, 2007
Tire problems account for half of roadside breakdowns. A well-run inspection program will save time and money.
June 1, 2007
New TMC recommended practice offers an easier way to evaluate fuel-efficient tires.
September 1, 2006
Training technicians saves lives, avoids litigation.
February 1, 2006
Taking care of your tires is one of the easiest types of routine maintenance you can perform on a truck.
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