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Continental Renames Long Haul Commercial Tire

Continental Renames Long Haul Commercial Tire

The renamed Conti HSL 3 long haul tire's new nomenclature spells out vehicle classification, axle and application and is designed to let tire dealers and fleets pinpoint application and usage at a glance.

July 15, 2019

Test Your Tires Like a Pro

Test Your Tires Like a Pro

You don’t have to have big-fleet money, manpower and machines to obtain useful tire test results. Time, patience, and discipline can give even small fleets excellent tire performance data.

July 12, 2019

The Uncertain World of Truck Tires

The Uncertain World of Truck Tires

Expect higher prices and tighter supplies. Imports of radial truck tires from China into the U.S. have dropped 25% in the first three months of 2019, from more than 1.8 million to just shy of 1.4 million, compared to the same period a year ago.

July 12, 2019

EPA Adds SmartWay Day Cab Program, Revises Retread Tire Specs

EPA Adds SmartWay Day Cab Program, Revises Retread Tire Specs

The Environmental Protection Agency is making some changes to its SmartWay program that offers information on verified fuel-efficient technologies. Day cabs are now eligible for the SmartWay designation, and research into fuel-efficient retreads will result in changes to how those products are classified.

July 9, 2019

Marangoni Expands Ringtread Network in Florida
The Art of Tire Design

The Art of Tire Design

What makes tires so high tech? On the surface, they’re black and round and look pretty much the same. One tire expert digs into the art – and science – of designing truck tires.

June 28, 2019

Technician Training to Focus on Alignment
Michelin Executive Talks Airless Tire and Sustainability
A Component-by-Component Guide to Truck Spec’ing

A Component-by-Component Guide to Truck Spec’ing

Nothing is more important to your fleet’s success than properly spec’d trucks. But there are thousands of options out there, so determining which specs are best for your needs can be a challenge. Here's some advice from a longtime spec'ing authority.

June 19, 2019

The Sustainable Future at Michelin's Movin'On Conference [Photos]

The Sustainable Future at Michelin's Movin'On Conference [Photos]

The 2019 Movin'On Summit, a transportation technology and sustainability showcase created and fostered by Michelin, was held June 4 to 6 in Montreal. HDT Executive Editor David Cullen was on hand, getting a glimpse into what the sustainable future of transportation may hold..

June 10, 2019

Cooper Tire Launches Pro Series Long Haul Trailer Tire
Bridgestone Launches New Fuel Efficient Ecopia Trailer Tire
Michelin, GM Show Airless Tire Prototype

Michelin, GM Show Airless Tire Prototype

Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the Michelin Uptis (or Unique Puncture-proof Tire System) prototype — at a sustainable mobility event.

June 4, 2019

Continental Renames Urban Waste Transport Tires
How Fleets Can Be Proactive With Tire Safety

How Fleets Can Be Proactive With Tire Safety

This is National Tire Safety Week here in the U.S., and while the time is set aside to remind four-wheelers of the importance of tire maintenance and periodic inspections, it shouldn't hurt to remind commercial vehicle operators that truck tires don't run on wishes and prayers either.

May 23, 2019