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Making the Case for Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires
Making the Case for Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires

February 26, 2014
How do you explain to the boss that the tires you want to buy are going to cost more up front but run fewer miles? You can explain they will save money on...

Are Retreaded Tires Gaining Market Share over Replacements?
Are Retreaded Tires Gaining Market Share over Replacements?

February 11, 2014
The last time retread tires outsold replacement truck tires was 2009. Before that, it was 2004. Tire market data from 2013, published by our sister...

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...

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...

Making Lease-Purchase Work
Making Lease-Purchase Work

July 31, 2013
Short of holding a square dance in a minefield, there can’t be many situations as fraught with risk as establishing a lease-purchase program to help build...

4 Ways to Get More Miles from your Tires
4 Ways to Get More Miles from your Tires

July 8, 2013
Irregular tire wear is usually a symptom of some other malfunction such as poor alignment, improper inflation or even poor driving habits. The peril with...

What Exactly Constitutes an Underinflated Truck Tire?
What Exactly Constitutes an Underinflated Truck Tire?

July 3, 2013
Why should we worry about defining underinflation? Because of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability)...

Hours of Service: Resetting the Clock
Hours of Service: Resetting the Clock

June 27, 2013
With just days to go before the scheduled implementation of the new and more restrictive hours of service rules, fleets and drivers need to be asking if...

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