Wide-Base Tires

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October 13, 2017

Bridgestone Offers Ultra Wide Base Tires for Trucks and Trailers

Bridgestone Americas has launched two ultra wide base tires, the Greatec M835A Ecopia tire for the drive position and the Greatec R197 Ecopia tire for the trailer position.

September 12, 2017

Oliver Rubber Launches Wide-Base Retread for Line Haul

Oliver Rubber has launched the Oliver Ultra Low Profile Vantage Drive, a new SmartWay-verified, wide-base drive-axle position retread for line haul and regional applications.

August 22, 2017

Why You Should Pay Attention to Trailer Alignment

Proper trailer axle/wheel alignment is critical to maximizing tire life, and it's only become more important with the use of wide-base single tires on trailers for fuel economy and weight savings.

May 23, 2017

What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low rolling resistance but weight savings as well.

April 28, 2017

To Outset, or Not to Outset

Fleets spec’ing wide single tires need to decide upfront whether to trade the vehicle as is or to spec axles and wheels for a later conversion to duals.

January 18, 2017

Kenworth Adds Wide Base Steer Tire Options For T370

Kenworth is offering wide base tires for applications requiring up to 20,000-pound front axle ratings for the company’s T370 truck model.

December 1, 2016

AutoSock Fits Wide Base Single Tires

AutoSock AS, the provider of an alternative traction device for commercial vehicles, has expanded its AutoSock product line to include several wide base single tires.

October 18, 2016

Cooper Offers Wide-Base Steer Tire for Mixed Service

Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Roadmaster RM332 WB is a commercial tire line available in a wide-base steer tire for mixed service applications.

October 3, 2016

Yokohama Announces New Ultra Wide Base Drive Tire

Yokohama Tire Corporation has introduced the BluEarth 709L ultra wide base drive tire – a SmartWay verified tire designed for fuel efficiency.

September 26, 2016

Wide-Single Tires Need a Little More Care

Wide-base single tires have saved truck fleets millions of gallons of fuel over the 20-plus years they have been in service and facilitated the transport of thousands of additional tons of payload. Good maintenance improves the value proposition with wide-base singles.

April 26, 2016

Cooper Tire Offers Wide-Base Model for Steer Axles

Cooper Tire & Rubber is adding the RM332 WB heavy-duty wide base tire to its Roadmaster line of commercial tires.

March 18, 2016

SuperSpare Mount Made For Wide-Base Singles

Stemco has introduced the SuperSpare spare tire mount designed to be mounted on the tractor and accommodate wide-base single tires.

July 24, 2015

Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires

Do wide-base single tires wear differently than standard tires in dual assemblies? We address that question and give tips on how proper care of your wide-base single tires can improve their life and ROI.

May 1, 2015

Equal W Balances Wide-Base Tires

IMI has introduced Equal W, a new size of the Equal wheel balancer and vibration dampener specifically designed for wide-base tires.

April 29, 2015

Figuring Out Wide-Base Single Tires

Wide-based single tires have proven weight- and fuel-saving properties, but not every fleet can make them work. Yet there may still be options.

March 10, 2015

TMC Survey Reveals Misinformed View of Fuel-Efficient Tires

Do the fuel savings of low-rolling-resistance tires outweigh the assumed shorter miles-to-removal? A TMC survey found a disturbing lack of knowledge among members about their own fleet operations.

February 11, 2015

Toyo Tires M149 Wide-Based Single Designed for Regional Use

Toyo Tires' new M149 wide-based single is an all-position tire made for regional to urban use on commercial trucks.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Tires

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

April 16, 2014

SAF Integral Air Disc Brake Axle System

SAF Holland introduced its new SAF Integral Air Disc Brake Axle System with P89 Wheel End Package.

March 28, 2014

Michelin X One Hits Two Million Tire Milestone

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- It took nearly a decade to get 1 million X One tires in service across North America, but less than four years later, Michelin has topped the 2 million tire mark. Michelin celebrates the milestone with its most fuel efficient trailer tire ever.

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