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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.