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March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Cooper Tires Names Ball Senior VP of North American Operations

Christopher Ball

Cooper Tire & Rubber has named Christopher Ball senior vice president of North America Tire Operations, effective March 19.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Cooper Tire

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Dana Updates Rhombus TireAnalytics

Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloud-based platform that identifies and analyzes tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimize downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement. Photo: Dana Incorporated

Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloud-based platform that identifies and analyzes tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimize downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement.

Tags: Telematics, Tires, Mobile Apps, Dana Incorporated

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Michelin Unveils Energy Guard Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamic Solution

Michelin’s new Energy Guard tractor trailer aerodynamic system features a new, wake reducer tab that works like a spoiler and reduces the air recirculation zone behind a trailer at highway speeds. Photo: Michelin

Michelin is getting into the trailer aero business. Its all-in-one Energy Guard aerodynamic system includes a patent-pending rear-facing Wake Reducer tab.

Tags: TMC, Tires, Aerodynamics, Michelin, Trailer Aerodynamics, Fuel Efficiency

March 4, 2018 - Product News

SAF-Holland Unveils Tire Pilot Plus Tire Pressure Management System

SAF-Holland¹s new Tire Pilot Plus Tire Pressure Management System has been adopted from the company¹s European TMPS offering, which has been on the market since 2013. Photo: Jack Roberts

SAF-Holland says its new Tire Pilot Plus can top off or even release air to make sure proper tire pressures are maintained across a trailer. The active tire pressure management system been engineered to work seamlessly with the company¹s suspension and axle offerings.

Tags: ATA, TMC, SAF-Holland, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Tires, ATIS, Truck Tires, Tire Inflation

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Cooper Tires Announces Proprietary Truck Tire Line

In addition to its standard warranty, Cooper Tires will offer its Pro Series truck tire with a full replacement warranty on the first 50% of its tread life. The offer extends to Cooper’s Work Series tires as well. Photo: Cooper Tire

The new Cooper family of truck tires, announced at TMC, are SmartWay-certified and backed by a 7-year, two-retread warranty.

Tags: TMC, Tires, Cooper Tire

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

Tread of a ULP Ultra Drive Retread Tire courtesy of Michelin North America.

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Trends, Replacement Parts

February 8, 2018 - Product News

Cooper Tires to Open Mississippi Distribution Center

Cooper plans to use the 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss. for distribution when construction is completed later in 2018. Image: Cooper Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber announced that it will expand its product distribution network in the U.S. by opening a 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss.

Tags: Tires, Cooper Tire, Distribution Centers

January 31, 2018 - Product News

Love’s Expands Speedco Truck Tire Offerings

Love's is expanding the tire brand offerings at its recently acquired Speedco locations. Photo: Love's Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops is expanding commercial truck tire brand offerings at many of its Speedco locations across the country.

Tags: Goodyear, Firestone, Bridgestone, Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Stops

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Announces Major Corporate Changes

Jeff Barna Photo: YTC

Yokohama Tire Corporation announced three major organizational promotions effective immediately, bringing in new leadership for different divisions of the tiremaker.

Tags: Yokohama, Leadership, Tires, People

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Michelin, Sumitomo Strike Commercial Tire Deal

Logo: Michelin

Michelin North America Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) have agreed to combine their respective North American replacement tire distribution and related service operations in a 50-50 joint venture.

Tags: Michelin, Truck Tires, Tires, Sumitomo, Joint Venture

December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Sells TCi Stores, Retread Shop to Independent Dealers

Michelin North America Inc. has sold four Tire Centers stores and a TCi retread plant to two independent commercial tire dealers.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, TCI, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Retread Instead Launches Letter Campaign to Combat Cheap Foreign Tires

Marangoni Tread North America’s Retread Instead campaign to promote the use of retreads over cheaper foreign tires has launched what it calls an "aggressive" Senate letter-writing campaign to reach legislators.

Tags: Senate, Tires, Retreads, Marangoni, Tariffs

December 4, 2017 - Product News

CIMC Launches Intermodal Tire Chassis Tire Provider

Trailer manufacturer CIMC has launched a new company focused on providing replacement tires, retreads and supplies for intermodal chassis, called CIMC Commercial Tire.

Tags: Tires, Intermodal, Intermodal Chassis, CIMC

November 9, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear Acquires German Automated Tire Inspection System Provider

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems of Dorsten, Germany, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH. Photo: Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has completed the acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH, a provider of automated tire inspection technology.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

Marangoni Names Armstrong VP of Business Development

Clif Armstrong Photo: Marangoni Tread North America

Marangoni Tread North America named Clif Armstrong vice president of business development.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Retreads, Marangoni

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Bridgestone Names New GCR President

Photo: Bridgestone Americas Inc.

As president, Harmon will drive the strategic growth of GCR commercial tire and service store locations in North America.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Promotions, Tires, People, Leadership

October 2, 2017 - Product News

Continental Launches ContiConnect Tire Monitoring Platform

Image: Continental

Continental launched the ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform, allowing fleet managers to see tire pressure and temperature data for an entire fleet from a single web portal.

Tags: Telematics, Continental, Tires, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, NACV Show, Maintenance, Data Analysis

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Selling More TCi Locations

Three months after selling 27 Tire Centers stores to an independent tire dealer in the southeastern U.S. Michelin North America is planning to sell more of its TCi locations.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, TCI, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service

September 27, 2017 - Product News

Michelin Unveils New Dual-Position Drive Tire

Michelin says its new XDA Energy + dual-position tire was designed with both fuel and maintenance costs in mind. Photo: Michelin Americas Truck Tires

Michelin Truck Tires unveiled its newest dual-position drive tire for line-haul operations today at the North American Commerical Vehicle Show. Michelin will offer a limited $400 per-truck fuel savings guarantee in support of the new XDA Energy + tire.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, Drive Tires, NACV Show

September 18, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies ATA Petition Regarding Truck Tire Inflation Rules

Photo: Michelin

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied a petition filed by the American Trucking Associations that would remove a provision of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations regarding tire inflation.

Tags: TMC, Tires, CVSA, Enforcement, Technology & Maintenance Council, Tire Inflation

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Steelworkers Union Attacks ITC's Handling of Chinese Tire Tariffs

Photo: Jim Park

Attorneys for the United Steelworkers have laid out their case with the ways they believe the International Trade Commission erred in February when it didn’t order tariffs on truck and bus tires from China.

Tags: China, Tires, Labor Unions, International Trade Commission, Tariffs

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

Marangoni Attacks Cheap Foreign Tires with 'Retread Instead' Campaign

Left to right: Christopher Jerrolds, legislative assistant, Bill Sweatman, president Marangoni Tread North America, and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN). Photo: Marangoni Tread North America

Marangoni Tread North America recently hosted U.S. Rep.Jim Cooper, giving a presentation to promote the use of rereads as an economically and environmentally friendly alternative to cheap foreign tires.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni, Tariffs

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Research Shows Promise for New Source of Rubber for Tires

Guayule is a shrub that grows in the Southwest and produces a rubber that can be used in tires.

It’s possible you could see truck tires in the future made from rubber from a domestic plant rather than the traditional rubber tree, as a five-year study led by Cooper Tire & Rubber showed good results for passenger tires.

Tags: Tires, Guayule, Cooper Tire

August 1, 2017 - Industry News

Kimberly-Clark Partners with TV Show on Truck Safety

Todd Dewey (right), Ice Road truckers TV show personality, partnered with Kimberly-Clark to promote the value of safety glasses and proper use of eye wear. (Source: Todd Dewey Facebook)

After an accident with an exploding logging truck tire, reality TV personality Todd Dewey of Ice Road Truckers has partnered with Kimberly-Clark to spread the word of the importance of safety eye wear.

Tags: Tires, Eye Wear, Safety Glasses, Kimberly-Clark, Ice Road Truckers

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Yokohama to Increase Prices on Commercial Tires

Photo: Yokohama Tire

Yokohama Tire Corp. announced a price increase of up to 4% on all of its commercial and off-the-road tires sold in the U.S., effective Sept. 1.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires


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