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April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Tread Rubber and Repair Group Puts Recommended Practices Online

Image via TRMG

The Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers Group has completed additional recommended practices for retreading and repairing tires and is making them available online through the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau.

Tags: Tires, Rubber, Retreads, Tire Maintenance

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Snider Fleet Solutions Opens Major Tire Retread Facility

The new facility features all-new Michelin Retread Technologies equipment housed in 455,000 square feet of floor space. Photo courtesy Snider

Snider Fleet Solutions' new North Carolina retread facility is one of the largest in the Michelin retread network and is capable of producing 600 finished retreads daily.

Tags: North Carolina, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads, Tires, Snider Fleet Solutions

March 24, 2017 - Product News

Pirelli Showcases U.S. Commercial Tire Lineup

Photo: Pirelli

Following its announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market here, Pirelli is showing its commercial tire product lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Tires, MATS, Pirelli

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Falken Tires Shows Low Maintenance Concept at MATS

Photo: Falken Tires

Falken Tires displayed its Low Maintenance Concept at the Mid-America Trucking Show, highlighting the development and production techniques it uses to improve mileage, wear, durability and low-rolling resistance.

Tags: Falken Tire Corp., Tires, MATS

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Triangle Tire USA Names Phillips New VP of Sales

Rick Phillips Photo: Triangle Tire USA

Rick Phillips, a commercial tire industry veteran executive, has joined Triangle Tire as vice president of sales, effective April 1.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Commission Ends Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

Photo: Jim Park

The International Trade Commission upended the Chinese tire tariff investigation by voting against imposing tariffs on the products.

Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs, Tires and Wheels

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear's Raw Material Costs Increase $300M in 3 Weeks

Tire makers worldwide are citing rising raw material costs as the driver of their price increases. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. painted a picture of just how extreme the increases have been so far — using words like “volatile” and “unpredictable."

Tags: Goodyear, Global, Tires, Economic Conditions

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Marangoni Adds Ohio Ringtread Dealer

Photo via Marangoni

Marangoni Tread North America has added Hancock Country Tire & Retreading in Bluffton, Ohio to its family of independent retreaders.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

TA Expands Commercial Tire Operations

Photo: TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America has expanded its commercial tire business by forming the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network.

Tags: Tires, TravelCenters of America, Parts and Service

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

DOC Miscalculation Raises Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

The U.S. Department of Commerce has admitted to a miscalculation in its preliminary anti-dumping tariff rate for truck tires imported from China, raising the rates of every manufacturer and importer to 30.36% - nearly 10 points higher than the initial calculation.

Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs

October 11, 2016 - Product News

Oliver Rubber Website Includes Redesigned Retread Selector

Screenshot via Oliver Rubber

Oliver Rubber Company has redesigned its website, oliverrubber.com, based on customer feedback, adding features like a retread selector and dealer locator to help users better manage their business.

Tags: Website, Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber

September 23, 2016 - Product News

Hankook Shows New Fuel-Efficient e-Cube Blue Tire Line

Photo: Hankook

Hankook has expanded its e-cube Blue trailer tire line with special steering and drive-axle threads designed for efficiency and fuel savings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Trailers, IAA, Tires, Hankook Tire

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Tread Depth Violations Highlight Tire-Focused Roadcheck

The number of inspections with tire violations shows the increased enforcement activity during Roadcheck. Graph: Vigillo

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck inspection blitz this year focused on tires, and an analysis of inspection data shows that tread depth was by far the most common violation cited.

Tags: Inspections, Tires, Roadcheck, Vigillo

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Department of Commerce Recommends Tariffs on Chinese Tires

Photo by Jim Park

Commercial truck and bus tires imported from China are benefitting from subsidies from the Chinese government, and as a result the U.S. Department of Commerce says those tires should be subject to tariffs up to 23%.

Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs

June 27, 2016 - Industry News

Marangoni Adds St. Louis Dealer to Retread Network

Photo: Foesel Tire

Froesel Tire of St. Louis, Mo., has become a member of Marangoni Tread North America's family of independent retreaders.

Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

TBC Brands Expands Field Sales Personnel

Tire distributor TBC Brands has expanded its commercial truck tire team, naming David Smothers its field sales engineer and Dave Dugan as regional sales manager for the Midwest region.

Tags: Sales, Tires, TBC, People, Distributors

May 25, 2016 - Product News

Monro Muffler Brake Expands Commercial Tire Footprint

Monro Muffler Brake has acquired tire retailer McGee Tire Stores, adding 29 stores and one retread facility to expand the company’s footprint in Florida.

Tags: Tires, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 11, 2016 - Product News

Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

The driving test features a pair of nearly identical trucks, one with Equal Flexx on the tires, the other without. Photo by Jim Park

Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Tires, IMI, Tire Balancing

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

Michelin Opens El Paso Retread Facility

Photo via Border International Facebook Page

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has opened a new Oliver Rubber retread facility in El Paso, Texas, called Border Recapping.

Tags: New Facility, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber, Dealers, Texas, Tires

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Honors Marangoni With Partner of the Year Award

Mike Elliott of M-S Logistics (left) hands the Partner of the Year Award to Bill Sweatman, president of Marangoni Tread N.A. Photo: Marangoni Tread N.A.

M-S Logistics has presented their Partner of the Year award to Marangoni Tread North America. The award was presented by M-S Logistics’ safety and maintenance director Mike Elliott.

Tags: Tires, Awards, Retreads, Marangoni

May 4, 2016 - Product News

Uniroyal Trailer Tire Receives EPA SmartWay Verification

Photo: Uniroyal Tire

Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires' LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology program.

Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Tires, Uniroyal, Low-rolling Resistance

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

BestDrive Expands Midwest Presence Through Brahler’s Acquisition

Commercial tire dealer and retreader BestDrive has purchased Brahler’s Trucker Supply, significantly expanding its presence in the Midwest.

Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, Retreads, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 31, 2016 - Product News

Uniroyal Adds 2 Sizes to Commercial Truck Tire Lineup

Photo via Uniroyal Tire

The Uniroyal brand is adding two more sizes to its recently launched line of commercial truck tires, the company announced.

Tags: Tires, Uniroyal, Delivery Fleets

March 30, 2016 - Product News

Hankook Releases 2 Truck and Trailer Tires

The Hankook DH07 drive position tire (left) and the TH22 low platform trailer tire. Photo: Hankook Tire

Hankook’s DH07 drive tire and TH22 low platform trailer tire have been made available to fleets and will be on display at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Trailers, Tires, Drive Tires

March 14, 2016 - Industry News

Bridgestone Appoints GCR Tire and Service Executive Director

Bridgestone Americas has appointed Doyle Bradford its executive director, service offering for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People, GCR Tires & Service

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