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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Digital System Shows 15% of Truck Tires Need Service

Johnny McIntosh Johnny McIntosh introduces Goodyear's Tire Optix system at an event in 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. said during a customer event here that internal data has found that 15% to 18% of truck tires are either underinflated or have other safety-related issues.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Researches Soybean Oil as Component of Truck Tires

Hands holding soybeans Soybeans produce oil that is being used in tires. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Within the next few years, the truck tire you buy may be manufactured in part with soybean oil instead of petroleum. At its annual Customer Care Conference, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. showed off some of the research that is taking place with alternative methods of tire manufacturing.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2019
Business, Equipment

Goodyear Says Range of New Steer Tire Endurance LHS Is Up 25% Over Previous Model

The actual Goodyear Endurance LHS that ran 212,490 miles (left) is shown with a new Endurance LHS. The actual Goodyear Endurance LHS that ran 212,490 miles (left) is shown with a new Endurance LHS. (Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. said its recently introduced steer tire addresses concerns fleets expressed with an earlier model designed for the same application.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 30, 2019
Government, Business

Goodyear Gives Venezuelan Workers Severance Pay, 10 Tires as It Shutters Plant

Goodyear Venezuela Employees at the Goodyear plant. (Wil Riera/Bloomberg News)

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is halting its Venezuela operations and laying off its local workforce, union officials said Dec. 10, the latest foreign corporation to close shop in the crisis-torn country.

Alex Vasquez and Andrew Rosati | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2018
Business, Equipment

TravelCenters of America Opens Retreading Facility in Ohio

Trucks refuel at a TravelCenters of America stop TT file photo

TravelCenters of America announced the grand opening of the TA Commercial Tire Network Retread Center, located in Bowling Green, Ohio. The 32,000-square-foot facility is part of the Goodyear Authorized Retread Network.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Launches New Steer Tire for Longhaul Operations

Goodyear Endurance LHD tire The Endurance LHD drive tire (shown) will get a companion Endurance LHS steer tire for longhaul applications. (The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced its Endurance LHS steer tire for longhaul applications, which complements its Endurance LHD drive tire.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Uses Mobile App to Boost Tire Management

McIntosh McIntosh by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced a new subscription-based mobile tire management program, Tire Optix. It is intended to help fleets add consistency to the process of managing a top cost across their entire network.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Goodyear Introduces Endurance LHD Truck Tire

Goodyear's Endurance LHD Goodyear's Endurance LHD courtesy of Goodyear

ATLANTA — The commercial vehicle division of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. unveiled a new drive-axle tire for longhaul highway tractors.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 27, 2017
Business, Equipment

Goodyear Agrees to Acquire Ventech Systems

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. agreed to acquire Germany-based Ventech Systems GmbH, a supplier of automated tire inspection technology it has worked with for three years, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH, it said.

Transport Topics
September 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Goodyear Debuts ‘Fitbit’ for Tires

Goodyear installing tires equipped with wireless sensors to Tesloop's Model X known as "bravo". Tesloop

Goodyear is testing a smart-tire that, much like a Fitbit, relays condition information based on cloud computing analytics.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
September 8, 2017

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