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February 6, 2014

Keeping Your Wheels in the Game (updated)

Back in 1984, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a regulation requiring that truck wheels be stripped of rust and debris before mounting a tire. Easier said than done, the industry moaned at the time. Labor was less costly then, but wire brushes and elbow grease weren’t going to cut it.

February 6, 2014

Mobile Awareness Announces TPMS Software Upgrade

Mobile Awareness, a provider of transportation safety products, announced its first tire pressure monitoring system software feature upgrade: touch screen truck and trailer exchange capability. Customers who have purchased MobileTraq monitors can download the upgrade for free. New shipped units will be sent with the software included.

February 4, 2014

Death in the Tire Shop

A tire service technician was killed when he was run over by the truck he was working on. Could more regulations have prevented the tragedy? Possibly, but so could better communication and a little more awareness of what goes on in a repair shop, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his On the Road blog.

January 28, 2014

What's this Cold Weather Doing to Your Tire Pressure? (updated)

Here's one more reason to fear the dreaded Arctic Vortex: It plays havoc with tire pressure. If you're based in North Dakota and your trucks never travel too far south or west, there's hardly anything to worry about. San Diego-based fleets running up into the Midwest and the Dakotas or vice versa could have a problem.

January 14, 2014

Mismatching Dual Tires: A Sure-Fire Way to Kill Two Tires at Once

As tire costs continue to rise, it will become harder to ignore even seemly insignificant problems, like mounting two tires of different diameter in the same dual assembly. Lack of attention can strip thousands of miles from even scabby old trailer tires, and increase the risk of a mission-crippling blowout.

January 9, 2014

Goodyear Expands Its Retread Network

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has expanded its Goodyear Authorized Retread network with the addition of Colonial Tire Distributors, a Richmond, Va.-based firm that serves trucking fleets with new Goodyear commercial truck tires, Goodyear retreads, and other products and services.

January 9, 2014

Mitsubishi Fuso Partners with Yokohama to Offer Tires through Fuso Dealers

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced a new partnership program with Yokohama Tire, one of Fuso's OE tire brands. Through the program, authorized Mitsubishi Fuso dealers will be able to purchase and offer for sale Yokohama tires for Fuso and other brand medium-duty work trucks.

January 2, 2014

Bridgestone Launches New R244 Rib-Type All-Position Steer Radial Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has announced the launch of the Bridgestone R244 All-Position Steer Radial Tire. Designed with a wide base ribbed steer pattern, the tire performs well both on- and off-highway without sacrificing the traction needed on rougher roads.

December 30, 2013

Cooper Will Pursue Damages Against Apollo

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said it will pursue damages against Apollo Tyres Ltd. in a webcast following the announcement of its decision to terminate the merger agreement, according to Modern Tire Dealer, a sister publication of HDT.

December 23, 2013

Kumho Wants a Bigger Piece of U.S. Truck Tire Market

Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is not a significant player in the medium truck tire market. But CEO and President H.E. “Harry” Choi hopes to change that, as he explains in an interview with HDT sister publication Modern Tire Dealer.

December 23, 2013

Who Balances Trailer Wheels?

Nobody balances trailer wheels, but oddly, they are the wheels on a truck most likely in need of balancing. With a few ounces of balancing material, those tires might easily run tens of thousands more miles before final removal.

December 18, 2013

Video: The Environmental Benefits of Retreading

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau joined forces with the American Commercial Tire Network to launch a video that highlights the massive environmental benefits of tire retreading.

December 18, 2013

Video: The Environmental Benefits of Retreading

Retreading tires is green -- both environmentally and financially. The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau joined forces with the American Commercial Tire Network for this video that highlights the environmental benefits of tire retreading. It also demonstrates how retreading works and dispels some of the common myths about retread tires.

December 17, 2013

Goodyear Adds New Commercial Tire & Service Center In Tulsa

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new Commercial Tire & Service Center to its network in Tulsa, Okla., expanding its offerings in the state.

December 17, 2013

Continental Announces New Truck Tire Products

Continental announced that the HTL1 wide single truck tire is now available as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive or trailer tires in sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5.

December 17, 2013

Doran 360 TPMS Integration with Omnitracs

Doran Manufacturing announced the integration of its Doran 360 TPMS with Omnitrac’s Mobile Computing Platforms (MCP50, MCP110 and MCP200). The collaborative project will provide drivers with a user interface and provide fleets with off-truck access to tire pressure data and low pressure alarms to use and help control tire repair and maintenance costs.

December 16, 2013

Michelin Issues Recall for Commercial Light Truck Tires

Michelin North America has announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires, sold in both the U.S. and Canada.

December 15, 2013

Aeolus HN277 Ultra Line-Haul Steer Tire Receives SmartWay Verification

The Aeolus HN277 Ultra line-haul steer tire has received SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meaning that the fuel saving benefits of this type of tire have been verified by the EPA’s SmartWay program.

December 11, 2013

Foreign Tire Sales Recalls Truck Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring Foreign Tire Sales Inc. to recall 2,659 truck tires because of inaccurate load and inflation information on the tires.

December 11, 2013

Toyo M137 Steer Tire Now Available in 16-Ply

The M137 premium high-performance steer radial manufactured by Toyo Tires is now available in a 16-ply with increased load carrying capacity. The M137 is designed for use on long haul, over-the-highway commercial applications.

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