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What You Don't Know About Your Wheels Can Hurt You
What You Don't Know About Your Wheels Can Hurt You

November 28, 2017
There’s much more to wheel installation — and many more pitfalls to taking shortcuts — than you may think. If you haven’t reviewed your wheel installation...

Retreading to Maximize Casing Value
Retreading to Maximize Casing Value

June 2, 2017
Retreading extends the life of the most expensive part of the tire, which lowers cost per mile significantly. This is part five in a five-part series for...

What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing
What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing

June 1, 2017
Balanced tires and wheels have been shown to save fuel, but balancing can also save tires -- and money. Part four in Jim Park's five-part series for...

Align the Truck Before the Need Arises
Align the Truck Before the Need Arises

May 31, 2017
Your tires will tell you if your vehicle is running straight and true. Don't wait 'till it's too late.

Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run
Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

May 29, 2017
National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we...

Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road
Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

January 24, 2017
There are still big differences in tire designs for on-highway and off-road tires, but newer designs make it possible to do a little of both.

Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life
Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

June 24, 2016
Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a...

How Truck Tires Have Evolved
How Truck Tires Have Evolved

February 5, 2016
The tread designs of medium- and heavy-duty truck tires have become more sophisticated and tailor-made for specific applications and wheel positions.

5 Tips to Prevent Wheel Separation
5 Tips to Prevent Wheel Separation

December 23, 2015
Research into past incidents shows inadequate maintenance is the root cause of most wheel separation incidents.

How Important are Balance and Alignment?
How Important are Balance and Alignment?

October 28, 2015
Fleets seem to run hot and cold on alignment and balance. Some swear by them, while others see them as unnecessary expenses.

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