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Where Old Tires Go to Die

Where Old Tires Go to Die

Prevailing thinking has it that trailers are a good place to squeeze the last few miles of tread life out of used steer and drive tires prior to retreading or disposing of them

August 18, 2010

Analyst: The State of the Heavy-Duty Aftermarket

Analyst: The State of the Heavy-Duty Aftermarket

We've just been through a brutal couple of years; 2008 and 2009 weren't kind to trucking or its suppliers. Trucking activity was down an estimated 15 percent during that period, and that took a lot of industry-related activity down with it. Fewer trucks ran fewer miles, so they required fewer repairs. The aging schedule of existing equipment changed too, and that will have some downstream implications. Where does that leave heavy-duty aftermarket parts and service suppliers

September 29, 2010

Going Green: Canadian Fleet Investing in Natural Gas

Going Green: Canadian Fleet Investing in Natural Gas

What prompts a very successful and highly visible carrier to wade deeply into uncharted territory and invest millions in yet-to-be proven technology? "It's the right thing to do and the right time to do it," says Claude Robert, president of privately held Groupe Robert in Boucherville, Quebec

October 28, 2010

Reman Today: Remanufacturing Faces New Pressures in a Changing World
The Future of Roadside Inspections

The Future of Roadside Inspections

You're driving down the road and approaching a truck weigh/inspec­tion station. An amber light blinks on the dash, advising that your driver and vehicle credentials, vehicle condition and trip information are being gathered and transmitted to the inspection station's computers for analysis. A few moments later, the light blinks green.

March 21, 2011

Retreads: Money Saved is Money Earned
Ready for Reman

Ready for Reman

The average age of a truck in the U.S. fleet is now about 6.7 years. That's about 11 months older than the historical average and the oldest it has ever been, according to ACT data going back to 1979

May 3, 2011

CSA's Cargo BASIC Demands More from Flatbed and Open Deck Carriers
Uneven Wear on  Wide-Base Single Tires

Uneven Wear on Wide-Base Single Tires

The wear demons don't discriminate between standard and wide-base single tires. With a few exceptions, the kinds of irregular wear that standard tires exhibit will appear on wide-base singles, too

August 15, 2011

Spec'ing Tires With Fuel Efficiency in Mind

Spec'ing Tires With Fuel Efficiency in Mind

Spec'ing tires is a lot like photography. It's a series of trade-offs and compromises. Let's say you're after a night shot of a city skyline. Because it's dark, you have to use a long exposure, which could make the photo blurry

August 31, 2011