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October 20, 2013

Michelin Launching OnCall 2.0, Offering More Than Emergency Tire Service

Michelin Truck Tires announced on Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., the launch of OnCall 2.0, an expansion of its OnCall emergency road service.

October 15, 2013

Keeping Your Wheels On

There’s no mystery to why wheels come off trucks. The National Transportation Safety Board in 1992, and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation in the late 1990s, both concluded after exhaustive studies that inadequate maintenance was the root cause of a series of fatal wheel separation incidents.

October 14, 2013

Bridgestone Completes Guayule Research Farm

Bridgestone Americas Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., has completed its Agro Operations Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, Ariz. The research farm will supply guayule biomass for rubber production at the company’s BioRubber Process Research Center, which is currently under construction in Mesa, Ariz.

October 14, 2013

Hankook Selects Tennessee For Its First U.S. Plant

Hankook Tire announced plans for its 8th global manufacturing plant which will be located in Clarksville, Tenn.

October 7, 2013

Cooper Sues Apollo for Dragging its Feet

Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s friendly takeover of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is not so friendly anymore. On Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Cooper filed a complaint in Delaware Chancery Court asking that subsidiaries of Apollo "be required to expeditiously close the pending merger between the two tire companies in accordance with the terms of the definitive merger agreement."

October 7, 2013

‘Spirit of Goodyear’ Retiring, High-Tech Blimp on the Way

Everyone's familiar with the Goodyear blimp. But new, high-tech blimps are on the way, and Goodyear will be retiring its Ohio-based Spirit of Goodyear blimp, reports Deborah Lockridge in her All That's Trucking blog.

October 3, 2013

Bridgestone Introduces New R268 Ecopia Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a new edition to its Ecopia product line. The R268 premium all-position radial for regional and pickup and delivery fleets providing tire performance that stands up to high scrub environments while offering fuel efficiency advantages too.

September 23, 2013

Yokohama Breaks Ground on New Mississippi Truck Tire Plant

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., officially broke ground on its new commercial truck tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Miss., which is slated to begin operations in October 2015.

September 16, 2013

Michelin Retread Technologies Launches XDS 2 Pre-Mold Retread

Michelin Retread Technologies launched the Michelin XDS 2 Pre-Mold retread designed for year-round drive axle traction, with optimized features for challenging winter conditions. This next generation of exceptional traction comes with a 10% improvement in tread life over the XDS Pre-Mold.

September 10, 2013

Studies Indicate TPMS and ATIS Are Money Makers

There are lots or reasons not to embrace fuel-saving technology (some better than others), but validation exists for tire-pressure mitigation systems. And the payback is significant.

September 10, 2013

Steer Axle Weights Have Increased: Are Your Steer Tires up to the Challenge?

It’s not uncommon to find highway trucks with front axles and suspensions rated for 13,200 pounds. While 12,000-pound axles were the industry norm for many years, the move to 13,200-pound axles came with the addition of all that emissions reduction gear. Are you running a steer tire rated for that weight?

September 5, 2013

Research Identifies Barriers to Fuel-saving Technology Uptake

Lack of credible ROI information and reliability concerns are cited as major hurdles to wide-scale adoption of fuel-saving technologies such as 6x2s, idle reduction and tire inflation systems, according to a new report by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

September 5, 2013

Esco Introduces Tire Runout Gauge

Esco has introduced a Tire Runout Gauge (Part Number 40700) that measures both radial and lateral tire runout conditions. The use of this tool can help eliminate irregular tire wear, ride vibration and lengthens the life of tires.

August 28, 2013

Oliver Rubber Introduces Dual Drive Retread

Oliver Rubber launched the Vantage Max Drive, an EPA Smartway verified drive position retread for line-haul applications. This new retread is designed for single and tandem axle tractors.

August 27, 2013

American Force Wheels Add New Design for Work Trucks

American Force Wheels intruduced the new "HD" dually wheel, which is custom manufactured in the U.S. from 6061 forged aluminum and high-quality materials, the HD dually wheel is available in three sizes and two lug fitment configurations.

August 22, 2013

Goodyear Launches Emergency RoadService App

The new The Goodyear RoadService App expedites the emergency road service call process in order to help get trucks up and running again quickly. With a touch of the screen, a driver will be placed in contact with the 24/7 Goodyear-FleetHQ Solution Center, where trained tire professionals will collect vital information, including the location of the driver’s immobilized truck.

August 21, 2013

Double Coin’s RR680 Tire Receives EPA SmartWay Verification

Double Coin's RR680 tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program.

August 14, 2013

Retreads Shop Can Produce 75% More Retreads Daily

More than 85% of the estimated 680 domestic retread plants have been in business more than 20 years. It is safe to call retreading a mature market, based on the results of the 2013 Modern Tire Dealer Retreaders Survey.

August 13, 2013

Wabco Partners with Huf Electronics Bretten

Wabco is partnering with Huf Electronics Bretten to develop Wabco’s next generation tire pressure monitoring system for trucks, buses and trailers. Wabco’s new system will be available to original equipment manufacturers and in the aftermarket in the second half of 2014.

August 13, 2013

Hankook Tire's New Smart Work AM15 Radial Tire

Hankook Tire announced the availability of its new Smart Work AM15 On and Off Road Wide Base/All-Position TBR tire for construction fleet customers. The Smart Work AM15 is available in two sizes; 385/65R22.5 and 425/65R22.5.

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