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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, Monro Muffler Brake, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 11, 2016 - Product News

Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

 Notice the how smooth the surface of the water is? This photo was taken in the truck equipped with the Equal Flexx balancing compound. 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, Regional, 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

March 7, 2016 - Product News

Goodyear Opens Tire and Service Centers in 5 Cities

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear has opened five new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers offering truck tires, retreads and Goodyear-Fleet HQ Roadside Service.

Tags: New Facility, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Goodyear Commercial, Tires

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

Aperia's Halo Finds a Home at Over 100 Fleets

Aperia's Halo bolts on in 10-15 minutes and requires no additional connections.

Rapid adoption of thousands of tractor bolt-on inflation systems follows more than 50 fleet tests, validating Halo’s performance and ability to drive significant safety and efficiency benefits

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Tires

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

Retread Sales Fell, But Tire Market Stable Last Year

The domestic retreaded truck tire market was down in 2015 compared to 2014, however, the health of the truck tire market also depends on new truck tire shipments. They were up 4%.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Replacement Tires, Economic Conditions

February 11, 2016 - Industry News

Survey Delves Into Truck Tire Purchasing and Maintenance

Modern Tire Dealer and Heavy Duty Trucking magazines have completed an in-depth research project that provides an expansive look at truck tires and their maintenance.

Tags: Tires, Wheels

February 10, 2016 - Industry News

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, Tires, PPG Industries, U.S. Department of Energy

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

Continental Chooses Site for $1.4B Commercial Tire Plant

Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.

Tags: Mississippi, New Facility, Tires, Continental Tire the Americas

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tires From China Could See Tariffs

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The International Trade Commission is looking into whether it should impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties, or tariffs, on truck and bus tires made in China.

Tags: China, Tires, Global

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Bridgestone Recalls Firestone FS561 Tires

Photo via Firestone

The voluntary safety recall is limited to FS561 tires in size 255/70R22.5 and only those tires that are installed in the trailer application.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Recalls, Tires

January 26, 2016 - Product News

Double Coin Drive Tire Scores SmartWay Verification

The Double Coin RLB450 drive position tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program.

Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Double Coin, Tires, Low Rolling Resistance Tires

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Michelin Offers Uniroyal Tires for Commercial Trucks

Uniroyal LS24 long-haul steer tire.

The Uniroyal tire brand is moving into the commercial tire market with a product line aimed at cost-conscious owner-operators and small fleets, says Michelin.

Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Tires

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Chinese Tiremaker Enters U.S. Truck-Tire Market

Manny Cicero Photo: The Tennessean

Chinese tiremaker Triangle Tyre Group has formed Triangle Tire USA, a new U.S. subsidiary aimed at the truck-tire market.

Tags: China, Leadership, Tires, People

January 8, 2016 - Industry News

Wholesale Tire Marketer TBC Names Commercial Sales VP

Aaron Murphy Photo: TBC

Replacement tire marketer TBC Corp., has named Aaron Murphy vice president of commercial truck tire sales, the company announced.

Tags: Wholesale Market, Leadership, Tires, TBC, People

December 18, 2015 - Industry News

Aperia Launches Dealer Network for Halo Tire Inflator

Photo: Aperia Technologies

Aperia Technologies, maker of the Halo Tire Inflator, has launched a nationwide network of dealers to offer Halo for fleets in multiple locations in the U.S.

Tags: Tires, Tire Inflation, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

December 8, 2015 - Industry News

Memphis Tire Dealers Joins Marangoni Family of Retreaders

Photo: Quality Tire & Service

Quality Tire & Service of Munford, Tenn., has joined the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retreaders, the company announced.

Tags: Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels, Tires

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Marangoni Opens New Dealer in Florida

Tire Service LLC in Jacksonville, Fla., is now a member of the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retread dealers.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni

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