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What's this Cold Weather Doing to Your Tire Pressure? (updated)
What's this Cold Weather Doing to Your Tire Pressure? (updated)

January 28, 2014
Here's one more reason to fear the dreaded Arctic Vortex: It plays havoc with tire pressure. If you're based in North Dakota and your trucks never travel...

Mismatching Dual Tires: A Sure-Fire Way to Kill Two Tires at Once
Mismatching Dual Tires: A Sure-Fire Way to Kill Two Tires at Once

January 14, 2014
As tire costs continue to rise, it will become harder to ignore even seemly insignificant problems, like mounting two tires of different diameter in the...

Who Balances Trailer Wheels?
Who Balances Trailer Wheels?

December 23, 2013
Nobody balances trailer wheels, but oddly, they are the wheels on a truck most likely in need of balancing. With a few ounces of balancing material, those...

Adopting Tire Inflation Systems
Adopting Tire Inflation Systems

December 9, 2013
Why are adoption rates for proven fuel-saving technologies so low? It looks like a classic case of stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime. Maybe “a lack...

Are We Sacrificing Traction for Fuel Economy?
Are We Sacrificing Traction for Fuel Economy?

November 25, 2013
As more fleets embrace their fuel savings potential, a large portion of the driver population remains uneasy about low-rolling-resistance, fuel-efficient...

Why Balancing is Important
Why Balancing is Important

November 12, 2013
If you look at balancing from a life-cycle point of view, the value of extending tread life speaks for itself. There’s also casing integrity to consider,...

Getting the Lead Out of Tire Weights
Getting the Lead Out of Tire Weights

November 11, 2013
Beware the lead tire weight cops. They are out there and working in six states, with several more states looking at banning lead weights. Here's a look at...

Keeping Your Wheels On
Keeping Your Wheels On

October 15, 2013
There’s no mystery to why wheels come off trucks. The National Transportation Safety Board in 1992, and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation in the late...

Why Do Wheels Come Off Trucks?
Why Do Wheels Come Off Trucks?

October 7, 2013
We don't hear many reports of wheel separations anymore, but that doesn't mean we have solved the problem. Reliable estimates suggest unplanned separations...

Retreading Wide-base Tires
Retreading Wide-base Tires

October 4, 2013
Wide-base tires aren’t cheap. Not that duals are cheaper, but in a single wide-base tire you have an investment approaching the cost of a pair of standard...