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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.

March 20, 2013

Continental Tire Ready To Up The Ante With Expansion and New Offerings

Continental says it's ready to grasp more of the world’s tire market for both commercial trucks as well as passenger vehicles.

March 14, 2013

Consortium Reports Progress in Research to Use Guayule for Rubber in Tires

Consortium partners Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Yulex Corp., Arizona State University, and the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture met recently to review initial progress on their $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant from the USDA and the U.S. Department of Energy.

March 13, 2013

Tires for multiple applications

The economic recession had profound effects on trucking, but one of the most surprising is a greater need for tires on trucks that need to be used in more than one application. That's the opposite of another trend, which is more single-application-specific tires.

March 12, 2013

5 Must-Have Tools for Your Tire Shop

Changing truck tires isn't rocket science. Since tire service isn't cheap, it's not uncommon to find smaller fleets and even some bigger ones doing their own tire maintenance. But safety needs to be the priority in any shop.

March 11, 2013

Why You Should Consider Wheel Balancing

People will tell you that wheel balancing isn't necessary these days. Going back 10 or 20 years, new tires often needed a small amount of weight to balance out the irregularities in the old production process. With today's more exacting manufacturing standards, irregularities are the exception. But that doesn't mean you can't benefit from wheel balancing.

March 11, 2013

Bendix Makes Tire Inflation Info Available Via Web

The SmarTire tire pressure monitoring system from Bendix now offers trailer wheel-end monitoring and integration with Bendix’s SafetyDirect system, allowing fleet managers to view tire pressure or temperature information remotely.

March 5, 2013

Are Airless Tires the Way of the Future?

Imagine a hybrid tire that can change tread patterns to suit the application, from a deep block lug for traction to a smooth rib for fuel efficiency, or a tire that runs just on its shoulders for optimum fuel efficiency or on a full tread face for better traction. How about a tire/wheel assembly that leans into a turn for better traction and stability? Equipment Editor Jim Park has a fun look at possible tires of the future in his "On the Road" blog.

February 28, 2013

IPA Releases Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer

The IPA Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer introduces a new, fast and efficient method to accurately read and inflate tire pressure on multiple tires (up to five) at the same time. IPA has launched the Equalizer to help fleets ensure they are realizing the greatest fuel economy and tire life possible to help reduce costs.

February 4, 2013

Study: Fuel-Efficient Tires Perform in Winter Weather

Transport Canada recently released the results of a study on the safety and environmental performance of low rolling resistance tires. Low rolling resistance tires are designed to improve vehicle fuel efficiency. They are made of advanced materials and have treads, dimensions and weights that help to minimize the energy lost as the tire rolls across the road surface.

January 29, 2013

Tires & Wheels: 5 Ways to Stretch Your Tire Budget

If stretching your tire budget means buying cheaper tires, you may be cheating yourself. You'll get more tires for less money — and that looks good up front — but does that theory hold up after six months or a year?

January 28, 2013

Continental Tire Plans to Invest $129 Million in Illinois Facility

Continental Tire the Americas plans to invest $129 million in its Mt. Vernon, Ill., tire facility and create more than 100 new full-time jobs over the next three years.

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