Business, Equipment

Hankook Debuts First Line of Trailer Tires

Hankook Hankook Tire America Corp.

Hankook Tire America Corp. debuted its first trailer tires, the company announced April 5.

April 13, 2021
Business, Equipment

Rubber Scarcity Creates New Headache for Automakers

Continental Tire distribution center Automotive tires stacked at the Continental Tire distribution center in Sumter, S.C. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Automakers struggling with pandemic-induced plant shutdowns and a global chip shortage now are confronting another supply chain headache: dwindling rubber supplies.

April 13, 2021
Business, Equipment

Yokohama Website Redesigns Focus on Customers

Yokohama tire Dan Javier via YouTube

Yokohama Tire Corp.’s websites for commercial and consumer customers were redesigned to enhance customer experience, the company announced March 17.

March 19, 2021

The Whys, Whats, and Hows of Fleet Tire Tread Wear Monitoring

Tyrata Webinar Art

Fleet managers have a long list of factors to consider in maintaining safe and efficient operations. In this webinar, the benefits of implementing tire tread wear monitoring in a fleet will be discussed, along with a review of technology options for achieving such monitoring.

March 10, 2021
Business, Equipment

American Tire to Eye $1 Billion Refinancing Post Bankruptcy

An ATD truck American Tire Distributors Inc.

Bankers for American Tire Distributors Inc. are sounding out investors on a junk bond sale that would help the company refinance its debt more than two years after exiting bankruptcy, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

February 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tire Maintenance Involves Familiar Practices, New Technology

Worker checks truck tires Truck fleets value their inventories as a significant financial investment (Dot Foods)

Heavy-duty truck tire maintenance is proof positive that a field can remain constant while constantly evolving. Many parts of the tire-changing process have remained static for decades. But fleets say new tire designs, tools and technologies are enhancing maintenance operations, especially for tire monitoring. 

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Digital Wave Sweeps Over Tire Management

Tires Brian Cunningham speaks to the panel. (Transport Topics)

Launching a digital tire management program in your fleet based on real-time information and predictive maintenance analytics is a good idea now because, for one thing, your competitors are likely to have one already and are benefiting from the results.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2020
Business, Equipment, TCA

Robert Mercer, Former Goodyear CEO, Dies at 96

Goodyear CEO and Chairman Robert Mercer sits behind his desk at Goodyear Headquarters in November 1987. Goodyear CEO and Chairman Robert Mercer sits behind his desk at Goodyear Headquarters in November 1987. (Akron Beacon Journal)

Robert E. Mercer, a former chairman and CEO of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., died Aug. 28 at the age of 96.

Robin Goist | The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
September 1, 2020
Business, Equipment

BFGoodrich Unveils Tires Designed for LTL, Last-Mile Use

BFGoodrich Route Control S and Route Control D tires BFGoodrich Route Control S (left) and Route Control D tires. (BFGoodrich)

BFGoodrich introduced two tires designed for less-than-truckload and last-mile delivery applications in the package and delivery, food and beverage, and other same-day and next-day segments.

June 11, 2020
Business, Equipment

Yokohama, Continental Resume Tire Production

Yokohama tires Yokohama Tire Corp.

Two tire manufacturers that had suspended production due to the COVID-19 crisis have restarted their factories.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 28, 2020