March 10, 2015
Do the fuel savings of low-rolling-resistance tires outweigh the assumed shorter miles-to-removal? A TMC survey found a disturbing lack of knowledge among members about their own fleet operations.
February 19, 2015
The device was proved effective in track testing in Canada last year and is in use by numerous fleets, members of the awards committee found in pre-selection research.
February 18, 2015
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday announced its net income in the final quarter of 2014 skyrocketed above the level from the same time a year earlier, hitting $2.13 billion.
Meritor has developed a larger trailer axle said to be stronger but lighter than its current 5-inch-diameter tube-type product. The MTec6 experiences less bending at the wheel end and better tire wear, and cuts out 40 pounds of material.
February 17, 2015
Roadmaster’s RM272 trailer tire is designed to withstand treadwear from use with a drop-deck trailer.
February 16, 2015
Michelin says fleets will benefit from a reduced number of road service calls, improved CSA scores, improved fuel economy and longer tire life with its fully digital, nationwide fleet tire monitoring program called Michelin Tire Care.
February 11, 2015
Toyo Tires' new M149 wide-based single is an all-position tire made for regional to urban use on commercial trucks.
February 3, 2015
Several organizational changes were made within Yokohama Tire Corporation announced Takaharu Fushimi, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.
January 28, 2015
Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,
January 27, 2015
Drive axle inflation systems might not be the Holy Grail of truck maintenance, but they are in a position to cure a vexing problem. Tire pressure maintenance is time-consuming and costly, but there's no debating the savings from properly inflated tires. At least four manufacturers have systems in development. At least one is already available.
Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.
Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.
January 13, 2015
Scrap piles call tell a lot about how fleets are using their tires and help reduce tire costs and improve miles to removal.
Bridgestone Commercial unveiled a new line of Dayton commercial truck tires. The new line consists of eight new Dayton patterns for small fleets and owner operators in several trucking segments.
January 8, 2015
Bridgestone Americas broke ground on the company’s new 30-story, $200 million headquarters to be located in the SoBro area of Nashville, Tennessee. The building is set to be completed in mid to late 2017.
January 7, 2015
The Rubber Manufacturers Association expects demand for both original equipment and replacement tires for commercial and light trucks to grow in 2015.
January 5, 2015
Hankook Tire appointed Hee-se Ahn as the president of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1. Ahn will also function as the company’s chief operating officer for business operations throughout the Americas.
December 23, 2014
Marangoni Tread North America manufactured the company’s 4 millionth tread at its Madison, Tennessee, facility.
Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.
Inspecting tires on a routine and regular basis is the key to succeeding in maximizing your tire removal miles. The goal of every tire program is to ensure that the tires are running smoothly and evenly without irregular wear.
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