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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.

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.

Tracking Lifetime Tire Costs
Tracking Lifetime Tire Costs

September 15, 2015
We offer two opposing views on tracking tire costs. One holds that life-cycle costing is a waste of money and effort, and that close enough is good enough...

Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two
Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two

August 23, 2015
Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is...

Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires
Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires

July 24, 2015
Do wide-base single tires wear differently than standard tires in dual assemblies? We address that question and give tips on how proper care of your...

What You Can Learn From Tires When You're Ready to Scrap Them
What You Can Learn From Tires When You're Ready to Scrap Them

January 13, 2015
Scrap piles call tell a lot about how fleets are using their tires and help reduce tire costs and improve miles to removal.

Are You Putting Enough Air In Your Steer Tires?
Are You Putting Enough Air  In Your Steer Tires?

December 9, 2014
If you are not running at least 105 psi in your steer tires, you’re running underinflated. In some cases, those tires may be in run-flat condition.

Ounces of Prevention Means Miles of Cure For Your Tires
Ounces of Prevention Means Miles of Cure For Your Tires

April 30, 2014
Unlike their human counterparts, dead tires do tell tales. And aside from underinflation and road strikes, the tales most commonly told of tires robbing...