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June 11, 2014

Peterbilt Models 579, 567 Now Available With SmarTire

Bendix SmarTire, which monitors tire pressure and temperature, is now available for Peterbilt Models 579 and 567.

June 11, 2014

Fleets to Share Experiences with Safety/Productivity Technology in Webinar

A free webinar June 26 will feature trucking industry experts discussing real-world experiences with several different types of cutting-edge truck technologies.

June 10, 2014

Hankook Tire Building High-Tech R&D Center

Hankook Tire held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuedsay for its new research and development center, the Hankook Technodome, at a construction site in Daejeon, Korea, a key part of its strategic R&D vision of becoming a global top-tier tire brand/

June 9, 2014

Goodyear Expanding Services in Greensboro, N.C

“North Carolina is home to many commercial trucking fleets, and Greensboro is a very important market for Goodyear,” said Phillip Kane, vice president, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

June 9, 2014

Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill

For as hard as fleets work for a 1% gain in fuel efficiency, it's hard to imagine giving up something like 2-4% in fuel efficiency to something as simple as maintaining correct inflation pressure, especially today when almost every inflation or monitoring system on the market offers payback in less than a year.

May 29, 2014

Bridgestone Commercial Learning Center Expands Course Options

BCS has expanded the dealer network training programs in its Learning Center to better accommodate students and today's varying learning styles.

May 27, 2014

Wilson County Tire & Retreading Opens New Marangoni Retread Plant

Sumerel Tire Service, Newport, Ky., has expanded its operation to include the middle Tennessee market area with the addition of a new Marangoni retread facility in Lebanon, Tenn.

May 27, 2014

Don't Scrub Away Tire Savings

You've heard the expression, 'It's like herding cats"? It's like that with tires when your alignment is out of whack. With all those wheels heading in different directions, it's unlikely you're getting the best fuel economy -- or tire life.

May 21, 2014

ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation

There is no official definition of underinflated against which to write citations, so the cops have historically been sort of making it up as they go along -- more than 30,000 tickets written on a regulation that has been proven impossible to determine.

May 19, 2014

Easy Stacker Improves Tire Handling Efficiency

The Easy Stacker fits most forklifts and can be set up with a quick-change option for greater versatility. It saves time, reduces handling costs, and the likelihood of tire damage.

May 19, 2014

BFGoodrich Unveils DR454 SmartWay Drive Tire

A new drive tire from BFGoodrich, the DR454, is aimed at small to mid-sized fleets in the less-than-truckload, truckload and regional markets that want for a tire with premium performance attributes at a lower-than-premium price point.

May 13, 2014

Minnesota Lead Wheel Weight Bill Heads to Governor

A proposed Minnesota ban on lead wheel weights for all vehicles within the state, including passenger and commercial vehicles, has passed a final vote in both the state house and senate and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Mark Dayton.

May 13, 2014

Benchmarking Tire Programs: How Does Your Company Stack Up?

Fleets spend tons of money on tires – so much, in fact, that bad tire management can become a competitive handicap. Find out how four well-run fleets run their tire programs to give their operations a competitive advantage.

May 12, 2014

Oliver Rubber Introduces Drive Retreads

Oliver Rubber has launched the Oliver Performance Drive, a drive position retread for long haul and regional applications.

May 5, 2014

Yokohama's Ultra Wide Base Tires Now Available at Love’s Truck Tire Care Locations

Drivers looking for Yokohama Tire Corporation’s ultra wide base tires have a new source: Love’s Travel Stop network. YTC announced that Love’s – which has 191 Truck Tire Care locations nationwide – will carry two UWB tires: the TY517 (drive) and RY407 (trailer). Both tires are available in size 445/50R22.5.

April 30, 2014

Ounces of Prevention Means Miles of Cure For Your Tires

Unlike their human counterparts, dead tires do tell tales. And aside from underinflation and road strikes, the tales most commonly told of tires robbing their owners of full value revolve around alignment. Scrubbing and scuffing and driving tires off in different directions, poor alignment kills tires faster than almost any other mechanical malady.

April 22, 2014

Gibson Tire Service Joins Marangoni Network of Independent Dealers

Marangoni Tread North America announced that Gibson Tire Service in Charleston S.C. has converted their retread operation to the Marangoni family of products.

April 22, 2014

Frequent Inspections Save Tires

It seems the best you can expect from many drivers is a quick visual check that the tire is where it should be. Whether or not it's capable of holding air is another matter.

April 16, 2014

Bridgestone Creates Tire Advisor Mobile App

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a mobile app designed to help fleets and dealers quickly access and compare information about the Bridgestone family of commercial tire brands.

April 15, 2014

High Heat and Fast Leak Tire Condition Alerts Added to Omnitracs TPM Application

Omnitracs added new tire condition alerts, high heat and fast leak, to its tire pressure monitoring application. Extending the current value tire pressure monitoring brings, heat and fast leak alerts will offer customers a more comprehensive look at tire health maintenance for improved safety, fuel efficiency and reduced tire-related expenses.

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