June 13, 2013
Hankook Tire announced that five of its Aurora brand truck and bus Radial tires have been SmartWay verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Technology Program.
June 11, 2013
Negligence and apathy consign more tires to early graves than road hazards ever will. Here are the Top 5 reasons you might be straining your tire budget to the breaking point, and how you can stem the financial hemorrhage.
June 10, 2013
Double Coin Tires and CMA announced that construction is to start on the company’s newest distribution center.
You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel because of the lower rolling resistance make up for the shorter overall life?
Many fleets are struggling with that question today. The answer is often anything but clear.
June 6, 2013
Continental Tire the Americas announced that its hybrid application drive tire for commercial trucks, the Conti Hybrid HD3, is verified by the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership as a low rolling resistance drive tire for class 8, line-haul tractor trailers.
June 3, 2013
As one of the two biggest non-labor expenses that trucking fleets have, tires require careful maintenance. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program further underscores the importance of good tire maintenance practices.
Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., announced the launch of the Michelin X One Line Energy D tire and Pre-Mold retread.
May 30, 2013
Two trucking companies have agreed to pay a total of more than $6 million to the family of a truck driver killed in a 2011 crash with a truck that had bald tires and improperly adjusted brakes.
May 16, 2013
Oliver Rubber, a provider of products and services in the tire retreading industry, has launched Regional A/P, an all position precure retread for regional, spread axle and on/off road applications.
May 14, 2013
Retreading tires provides the absolute lowest cost per mile of any tire management strategy. When coupled with other enhanced preventive maintenance measures, a retreaded tire can easily go half a million miles or more, all things being equal.
May 13, 2013
Everything you need to know about switching from dual wheels to wide-base singles you can learn at a playground.
Picture a teeter-totter with a big kid on one end and a little kid on the other. The big kid is on the ground, while the little guy's legs are dangling in the air. The load is unevenly distributed. If you moved the fulcrum closer to the big kid, the beam would eventually balance.
TireStamp Inc. announced that its staff of tire and wheel maintenance experts will provide consulting services to fleet clients that want to improve their tire and wheel maintenance and reduce their costs.
May 9, 2013
Bridgestone America has broken ground on its Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Ariz., to investigate the use of the guayule plant as an alternative natural rubber source.
May 3, 2013
Ken-Tool announced the company’s line of 2- to 7-bar tire inflation restraining devices (cages) are tested and now certified to address higher, 130-psi inflation pressure levels.
April 23, 2013
Goodyear's G399A LHS Fuel Max, the G572A LHD Fuel Max, and the G392A SSD with DuraSeal + Fuel Max wide-base tire have been improved to help deliver reduced rolling resistance for better fuel efficiency, as well as long miles to removal.
April 18, 2013
Advantage PressurePro, a maker of commercial tire pressure monoring systems, named Jason Zaroor its new director of sales.
April 17, 2013
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced an updated tire for pick-up and delivery applications – the Goodyear G661 HSA 19.5-inch – that helps deliver long miles to removal and scrub resistance.
April 11, 2013
IPA recently introduced the Tire Comparator (Type II), a caliper for comparing tire diameter on dual-mated tires.
April 9, 2013
Tire maintenance is like preparing a fine meal. Unless you really like cooking and are very good at it, it's far easier – and safer sometimes – to visit a nice restaurant. Here are five reasons you might want to consider outsourcing your tire work.
April 8, 2013
Although we're in no danger of running short of our primary source of natural rubber, prices have risen dramatically over the past 10 years, contributing to rising prices for tires. Several tire makers are researching other sources of rubber.
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