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May 29, 2017

Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we figured a few timely reminders wouldn't hurt. This is part one in a five-part series for National Tire Safety Week.

May 23, 2017

What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low rolling resistance but weight savings as well.

May 10, 2017

Pirelli Rolls Out Long-Haul Regional Tire in the U.S.

TP Commercial Solutions has launched the Formula Driver II tire designed for long-haul and regional all-position applications.

May 5, 2017

Sumitomo ST948 SE Drive Tire

Sumitomo offers a new premium long-haul closed-shoulder drive tire

May 3, 2017

Marangoni Adds Spread Axle Retread to Extreme Performance Line

Marangoni Tread North America has announced the addition of the Ringtread RTL SA 16/32” to its line of XP Extreme Performance line of Splice-Less retreads.

April 28, 2017

To Outset, or Not to Outset

Fleets spec’ing wide single tires need to decide upfront whether to trade the vehicle as is or to spec axles and wheels for a later conversion to duals.

April 18, 2017

Digital Inflator Features Precise Measurements

Dill’s 7260 Digital Inflator Gauge Series has a range from 0-170 p.s.i. and digital displays air pressure in 0.5 increments to help with inflating tires.

April 17, 2017

Tread Rubber and Repair Group Puts Recommended Practices Online

The Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers Group has completed additional recommended practices for retreading and repairing tires and is making them available online through the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau.

April 11, 2017

Snider Fleet Solutions Opens Major Tire Retread Facility

Snider Fleet Solutions' new North Carolina retread facility is one of the largest in the Michelin retread network and is capable of producing 600 finished retreads daily.

April 4, 2017

Pirelli’s G:85 Tires Designed for On/Off Road Settings

Pirelli is launching two G:85 series tires designed specifically for steer and drive on/off road applications, the TG:85 and FG:85.

March 24, 2017

Cooper Offers Smartway Verified Long Haul Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber has added the SmartWay-verified long haul drive tire RM852(EM) to its Roadmaster commercial truck tire line.

March 24, 2017

Pirelli Showcases U.S. Commercial Tire Lineup

Following its announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market here, Pirelli is showing its commercial tire product lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 23, 2017

Falken Tires Shows Low Maintenance Concept at MATS

Falken Tires displayed its Low Maintenance Concept at the Mid-America Trucking Show, highlighting the development and production techniques it uses to improve mileage, wear, durability and low-rolling resistance.

March 22, 2017

The Tales Trailer Tires Tell

Say what you will about a tire, but it won’t lie to you. If there are problems with wheel alignment, suspensions, braking or chassis, your tires will be happy to tell you, if you just take a look.

March 21, 2017

Triangle Tire USA Names Phillips New VP of Sales

Rick Phillips, a commercial tire industry veteran executive, has joined Triangle Tire as vice president of sales, effective April 1.

March 17, 2017

On the Spot: Michelin Tire Care 2.0 [Video]

Michelin has launched its new Tire Care 2.0, offering RFID tags to help fleets better manage assets. HDT's Jim Park caught up with Michelin at TMC and has this video report.

March 15, 2017

Chinese Truck Tire Investigation Shows ‘Pervasive Underselling at High Margins’

The International Trade Commission says there’s evidence of “significant” underselling of Chinese truck and bus tires from 2013 to 2015 – yet the ITC voted not to impose tariffs on those imported tires. What's behind their decision?

February 27, 2017

Michelin Adds RFID to Commercial Tires, Upgrades Tire Care program

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is now embedding radio frequency identification (RFID) chips inside commercial truck tires and retreads, enabling fleets to better manage their tire assets throughout the full life cycle.

February 26, 2017

Program Promises 'Instant ROI' For Tire Inflation System

Velociti has partnered with Meritor to develop a new, "turnkey" retrofit tire inflation system for trailers with the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI.

February 26, 2017

Dana Debuts Rhombus Tire Management System

Dana's new Rhombus Tire Management is the company's first new product reflecting its transition to a more digitally focused company.

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