Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Fleets’ Tire Choices Involve Many Factors

Yokohama tires Tires represent a major maintenance expense for trucking companies as they strive to manage such costs more effectively. (Yokohama)

Selecting the right tires for a trucking fleet’s specific application and business model is both a science and an art, with experience, industry know-how and common sense mixed in.

Jack Ferry | Special to Transport Topics
March 22, 2021
Business, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Weigh Benefits, Drawbacks of Wide-Base Tires Versus Duals

Paul Tatarchuk Paul Tatarchuk, B2BN special services coordinator at Michelin North America, checks a Michelin-X One XDN2 wide-base tire. (Michelin North America)

Motor carriers consider many factors — and come to different conclusions — as they evaluate wide-base tires versus standard duals for their tractors and trailers.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
April 13, 2020
Business, Equipment

Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Save Fuel

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Tires designed with low rolling resistance are a worthwhile investment because they save a significant amount of fuel and cost about the same as tires that are not designed for low rolling resistance, according to a new study.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 24, 2015