December 16, 2013 - Industry News
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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, 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
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 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
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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