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December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Michelin Issues Recall for Commercial Light Truck Tires

Michelin North America has announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires, sold in both the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Michelin, Recalls, Tires

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

Foreign Tire Sales Recalls Truck Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring Foreign Tire Sales Inc. to recall 2,659 truck tires because of inaccurate load and inflation information on the tires.

Tags: DOT, Recalls, Tires, NHTSA, Foreign Tire Sales

December 2, 2013 - Industry News

Tire Makers Yokohama and Kumho Forge Alliance

Yokohama Rubber and Kumho Tire signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 29 to start discussions of technology exchanges and a capital alliance premised on cross-shareholdings.

Tags: Kumho Tire U.S.A., Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp.

November 18, 2013 - Industry News

Cooper Appeal Granted in Apollo Case

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced that the Delaware Supreme Court has granted its request for an expedited hearing of its appeal to a partial ruling rendered by Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III in the case Cooper filed against Apollo Tyres.

Tags: Tires, Litigation

November 11, 2013 - Industry News

Court Rules in Favor of Apollo in Cooper Tire Suit

On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Judge Sam Glasscock III, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, ruled that Apollo was not in breach of its merger agreement with Cooper, which had filed a complaint to the contrary.

Tags: Tires, Litigation, Apollo Tyre, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

November 1, 2013 - Industry News

Goodyear's Fleet Smart Program Levels the Tire-Buying Playing Field

Goodyear's Smart Fleet Program provides full access to many benefits enjoyed by larger fleets, including premium Goodyear tires, published pricing, 24/7 road service and more.

Tags: Goodyear, Smart Fleet, Tires

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Wingfoot Tire Network Being Rebranded as Goodyear

Starting this month, Goodyear will begin the process of rebranding its Wingfoot locations as Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Wingfoot, Wingfoot Truck Care Center

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

Bridgestone Completes Guayule Research Farm

The Bridgestone research farm started growing guayule for research use in spring of 2013. This year’s fall planting will provide the first biomass to the BioRubber Process Research Center for tire evaluation in mid-2015.

Bridgestone Americas Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., has completed its Agro Operations Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, Ariz. The research farm will supply guayule biomass for rubber production at the company’s BioRubber Process Research Center, which is currently under construction in Mesa, Ariz.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Wheels, Guayule

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

Hankook Selects Tennessee For Its First U.S. Plant

Hankook Tire announced plans for its 8th global manufacturing plant which will be located in Clarksville, Tenn.

Tags: Tires, Hankook, Expansion

October 7, 2013 - Industry News

Cooper Sues Apollo for Dragging its Feet

Cooper Tire's Roy Armes says the lawsuit against Apollo "is a necessary step in the process to assure that the terms of the merger agreement are met as required"

Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s friendly takeover of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is not so friendly anymore. On Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Cooper filed a complaint in Delaware Chancery Court asking that subsidiaries of Apollo "be required to expeditiously close the pending merger between the two tire companies in accordance with the terms of the definitive merger agreement."

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Mergers & Acquisitions, Apollo Tyre

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Yokohama Breaks Ground on New Mississippi Truck Tire Plant

The groundbreaking for the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant was attended by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (left) and Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., officially broke ground on its new commercial truck tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Miss., which is slated to begin operations in October 2015.

Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., Expansion, Mississippi

September 5, 2013 - Industry News

Research Identifies Barriers to Fuel-saving Technology Uptake

Lack of credible ROI information and reliability concerns are cited as major hurdles to wide-scale adoption of fuel-saving technologies such as 6x2s, idle reduction and tire inflation systems, according to a new report by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Tags: Carbon War Room, NACFE, ICCT, Trucking Efficiency Summit, Idle Reduction, HTUF, Tires, CALSTART

August 13, 2013 - Industry News

Wabco Partners with Huf Electronics Bretten

Wabco is partnering with Huf Electronics Bretten to develop Wabco’s next generation tire pressure monitoring system for trucks, buses and trailers. Wabco’s new system will be available to original equipment manufacturers and in the aftermarket in the second half of 2014.

Tags: Wabco, Tires

July 22, 2013 - Industry News

More Goodyear Tires from TravelCenters

Thanks to a new agreement between Goodyear and TravelCenters of America, TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube locations will carry three additional Goodyear Fuel Max truck tires.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops

July 22, 2013 - Industry News

DLS Retreading Opens First ContiTread Franchise in South Carolina

Dawn Watkins inspects a tire at newly opened DLS Retreading in Fort Mill, S.C.

Continental Tire helps establish local South Carolina veteran retreader with the first first all-new ContiTread licensed truck tire retreading facility in the U.S.

Tags: Continental Tire the Americas, ContiTreads, DLS Retreading, Tires, Retreads

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

Bridgestone's Firestone Brand Targets Small Fleets and Owner-Operators

New product development and technical research is based at the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center houses labs and testing facilities in a high-tech, environmentally friendly building.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, is promising up to $1,200 annual savings for operators who equip their vehicles with new Firestone-brand commercial tires.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Tires

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

TireStamp Develops Fleet Customized Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program

TireStamp Inc. announced the availability of the industry’s first comprehensive Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program that is customizable to each individual fleet’s operating needs.

Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Wheels, TireStamp

June 21, 2013 - Industry News

More Goodyear Truck Tires Available Through TravelCenters, Petro Locations

Goodyear's G399A LHS Fuel Max steer tire

Fleets and owner-operators will have increased access to Goodyear truck tires thanks to new agreement with TravelCenters of America and the tire manufacturer.

Tags: Goodyear, Petro Stopping Centers, Travel Centers of America, Tires, Truckstops

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

CMA Breaks Ground on New Distribution Center

Councilmen from the City of Rancho Cucamonga, CMA executives and the developers, DCT Industrial, and property management executives from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank participated in the recent groundbreaking ceremony.

Double Coin Tires and CMA announced that construction is to start on the company’s newest distribution center.

Tags: Double Coin, Tires, CMA, Expansion

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

Family of Driver Killed in Crash Gets $6 Million Settlement

Two trucking companies have agreed to pay a total of more than $6 million to the family of a truck driver killed in a 2011 crash with a truck that had bald tires and improperly adjusted brakes.

Tags: Litigation, Fleets, California, Drivers, Safety, Brakes, Tires

May 9, 2013 - Industry News

Bridgestone Begins Work on New Biorubber Research Center

The Guayule is a perennial shrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico that produces natural rubber in its bark and roots.

Bridgestone America has broken ground on its Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Ariz., to investigate the use of the guayule plant as an alternative natural rubber source.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Guayule

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Advantage PressurePro Announces Director of Sales

Jason Zaroor is the new director of sales for Advantage PressurePro.

Advantage PressurePro, a maker of commercial tire pressure monoring systems, named Jason Zaroor its new director of sales.

Tags: Tires, Advantage PressurePro

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 14, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Guayule, Tires, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, GHG emissions, Tires

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