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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
Business, Equipment

Firestone Launches New Severe-Duty Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has announced the launch of Firestone FS818 wide-base radial truck tires for on- and-off-highway applications.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2017
Government, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Differ on Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Ahead of Tighter GHG, Mileage Standards

Yokohama Tire Corp.

As tightening federal greenhouse gas emission standards are pushing trucking toward low-rolling-resistance tires for trucks and trailers, several fleets are re- porting mixed results on the fuel efficiency, cost, durability and even safety of these tires.

Fran Matso Lysiak and Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Reporters
June 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Tire Makers Work to Develop Product Lines That Promote Greater Fuel Efficiency

Tire makers say they continue to develop more fuel-efficient products ahead of tighter greenhouse gas emissions standards.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
June 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

Manufacturers Say Fleet Testing Essential for Developing Improved Truck Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Many of tomorrow’s truck tires are actually on the road today. They are being tested by private fleets hauling food and picking up trash. They are being run on test tracks in South Carolina and Texas. They are being driven over snow-covered roads in northern Canada and on logging trails in Central America.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Michelin Introduces Trailer Tire, Marks 2 Millionth Sale

Michelin Americas Truck Tires introduced the X One Energy T for trailers, and the company marked its 2 millionth sale of its X One wide-base single tire.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Continental Adds New Tire Offerings as Markets Evolve

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Continental Tire is unveiling three new tires at the Mid-America Trucking Show in response to changing transportation trends, including more urban transport, increased world trade and expected infrastructure construction from government programs, the company’s top U.S. tire executive said.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 26, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

VDO RoadLog Adds New Offerings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jeff Waterstreet, sales manager for Continental’s VDO RoadLog outlined a series of new offerings for the currently available electronic logging device and multiple enhancements to be rolled out later this year.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 26, 2014
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Names President of U.S., Canada Operations

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations said March 20 it promoted Kurt Danielson to president of its U.S. and Canada commercial tire sales.

Transport Topics
March 21, 2014
Business, Equipment

Double Coin Tires Opens West Coast Distribution Center

Truck tire manufacturer Double Coin Tires has opened a distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., its second in North America.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2014

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