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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 High Fuel Prices Killing Drivers?
Are High Fuel Prices Killing Drivers?

February 26, 2014
If it's not bad enough that drivers seldom have the time to eat properly and exercise, escalating fuel costs are driving fleets to buy fuel where it's...

PIT Puts a Number on Fuel Efficiency Ratings
PIT Puts a Number on Fuel Efficiency Ratings

February 19, 2014
FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group now offers a technology certification program that allows consumers to identify the fuel...

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...

Death in the Tire Shop
Death in the Tire Shop

February 4, 2014
A tire service technician was killed when he was run over by the truck he was working on. Could more regulations have prevented the tragedy? Possibly, but...

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...

In Praise of Higher Achievement
In Praise of Higher Achievement

August 27, 2013
The National Truck Driving Championships and the North American Inspectors Championship are great showcases for industry skill and expertise. Equipment...

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