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The Truck Tire Trade War

Low cost Chinese tires and other changes to the commercial tire market are forcing top-Tier OEMs and dealers to rethink the services they offer fleets today.

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Drive Tire Has Traction for Severe Service

Continental Tire’s HDC1 HT is an on/off-road drive tire developed for traction and durability in severe service applications such as construction, mining, oil fields and logging.

Nitrogen Tire Inflation: Still in the Game?

We don't hear much these days about nitrogen tire inflation systems for heavy trucks. They are still out there, and some users are reporting good results from their installations. Still, the ROI is hard to quantify. Using nitrogen won't hurt your tires, but there might be better ways to spend your tire maintenance dollars.

Continental Announces 3 New Tires

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Continental has rounded out its next generation of long haul, low rolling resistance EcoPlus truck tires by adding a new steer and all-position tire. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 offers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance as well as a 125 increase in mileage over the previous generation long haul steer tire.

Continental Debuts TerraPlus HD3 Drive Tire

The all-new Conti TerraPlus HD3 drive tire from Continental Tire the Americas has been announced for Class 4 and 5 working trucks.

Continental Announces New Truck Tire Products

Continental announced that the HTL1 wide single truck tire is now available as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive or trailer tires in sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5.

Continental Improves Rolling Resistance by 20% in Some Lines

Continental Tire the Americas’ Commercial Vehicle Tire group has announced updates to its commercial light truck tire lines for North America, the HSR and HDR.

Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel because of the lower rolling resistance make up for the shorter overall life? Many fleets are struggling with that question today. The answer is often anything but clear.

The High Cost of Tires

Ten years ago, you could buy a decent steer tire for $300. Not anymore. But, then again, you're not buying the same tire anymore either. Long-term pricing trends show that the cost of raw materials used in tire manufacturing has gone up over the past decade, along with the shelf prices for tires, but consumers haven't seen the price swings for tires that manufacturers have seen for materials over the same period of time.

Preventing Flat Tires

A driver picks up a trailer from a drop yard. Before departing, the driver does a walk-around inspection, kicks the tires, checks the lights and then sticks it into the wind. He or she has no idea how much air pressure is in those tires, except to be fairly sure none of them is flat — visibly flat, that is. Any one or several of those tires could be underinflated, or even technically flat.