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May 30, 2013

Family of Driver Killed in Crash Gets $6 Million Settlement

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 Introduces New Regional All Position Retread

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

Why Should You Retread Your Tires?

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

What You Need to Know About Wide-base Singles & Offset Axles

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.

May 13, 2013

TireStamp Announces Tire Maintenance Services

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 Begins Work on New Biorubber Research Center

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's Tire Restraining Devices Meet Safety Standards for Higher Inflation Level

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 Enhances Three Tire Lines

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 Announces Director of Sales

Advantage PressurePro, a maker of commercial tire pressure monoring systems, named Jason Zaroor its new director of sales.

April 17, 2013

Goodyear Introduces Updated Tire

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 Releases Tire Comparator (Type II)

IPA recently introduced the Tire Comparator (Type II), a caliper for comparing tire diameter on dual-mated tires.

April 9, 2013

5 Reasons to Outsource your Tire Maintenance

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

Tire Makers Look for Alternatives to Natural Rubber

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.

April 8, 2013

Advantage PressurePro Announces Updated Sensor Seal Technology

Advantage PressurePro is offering a new valve seal solution on its tire pressure monitoring system.

April 4, 2013

Preventing Flat Tires

A driver picks up a trailer from a drop yard. Before departing, the driver does a walk-around inspection, kicks the tires, checks the lights and then sticks it into the wind. He or she has no idea how much air pressure is in those tires, except to be fairly sure none of them is flat — visibly flat, that is. Any one or several of those tires could be underinflated, or even technically flat.

April 2, 2013

Nitrogen Tire Inflation: Good Enough for NASA

Nitrogen tire inflation is not new -- it was even used in space shuttle tires! HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

March 25, 2013

Toyo Increases Focus on Commercial Business

Louisville---Toyo Tire said it is putting increased focus on its commercial tire business during last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 25, 2013

Cooper Introduces RM234 All-position Truck Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. showcased its new Roadmaster premium regional all-position commercial tire at last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show. It’s set to be available in May.

March 25, 2013

Bridgestone Reignites Firestone Brand with New Tire Lineup

Firestone has launched a line of SmartWay certified steer, drive and trailer tires aimed at fleets of all sizes, with a renewed focus on small business operators.

March 21, 2013

Bridgestone Says New Fuel-Efficient Tires Don't Sacrifice Removal Miles

Three new Firestone brand tires for regional to long-haul use made their debut at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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