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How Tires and Wheels Can Help Save Fuel
What You Don't Know About Your Wheels Can Hurt You

What You Don't Know About Your Wheels Can Hurt You

There’s much more to wheel installation — and many more pitfalls to taking shortcuts — than you may think. If you haven’t reviewed your wheel installation procedures lately, here’s something to think about.

November 28, 2017

Retreading to Maximize Casing Value

Retreading to Maximize Casing Value

Retreading extends the life of the most expensive part of the tire, which lowers cost per mile significantly. This is part five in a five-part series for National Tire Safety Week.

June 2, 2017

What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing
Align the Truck Before the Need Arises

Align the Truck Before the Need Arises

Your tires will tell you if your vehicle is running straight and true. Don't wait 'till it's too late. Part 3 in a special National Tire Safety Week series.

May 31, 2017

Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we figured a few timely reminders wouldn't hurt. This is part one in a five-part series for National Tire Safety Week.

May 29, 2017

Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

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.

January 24, 2017

Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a tire with less or thinner tread requires less energy to move than a deep-treaded tire.

June 24, 2016

How Truck Tires Have Evolved

How Truck Tires Have Evolved

The tread designs of medium- and heavy-duty truck tires have become more sophisticated and tailor-made for specific applications and wheel positions.

February 5, 2016

5 Tips to Prevent Wheel Separation
How Important are Balance and Alignment?
Tracking Lifetime Tire Costs

Tracking Lifetime Tire Costs

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 most of the time. The other suggests that nearly all costs associated with tires should be accounted for and built into the cost structure.

September 15, 2015

Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires

Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires

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 wide-base single tires can improve their life and ROI.

July 24, 2015

Maintenance is Key To Retread Longevity
What You Can Learn From Tires When You're Ready to Scrap Them
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