Goodyear Says Range of New Steer Tire Endurance LHS Is Up 25% Over Previous Model
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.
American Tire Files for Bankruptcy to Cut Debt by $1.1 Billion
American Tire Distributors Inc., buffeted by the defection of two big manufacturers, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware after reaching a deal with most of its bondholders to reduce its debt by about $1.1 billion.
Tire Safety Starts With the Pre-Trip Inspection
Ensuring that thorough tire inspections are part of every pre-trip checklist can extend tire life and help ensure that truck drivers make it to their destinations safely, tire experts said.
The Low-Rolling-Resistance Trade-Off
The technology behind low-rolling-resistance tires is based on the benefit of reducing the resistance that’s caused by tires rolling on the surface of a roadway. Reducing this resistance means that the truck requires less energy and fuel, and as a result, runs more efficiently, industry experts said.
British Columbia Truckers Gain Expanded Use of Wide-Base Single Tires
British Columbia has amended its regulations to allow fleets to use certain wide-base single tires with heavier axle loads, which furthers tire-harmonization efforts across Canada and revises a long-standing provincial policy that restricted the tire’s use.
Heavy Hitters Face Off in Online Tire Market
This spring, a struggle for market share in online tire retailing turned into a battle for dominance as giants Goodyear and Bridgestone paired off against Amazon and Sears.
Meritor Tire Inflation System Available on Vanguard, CIMC Trailers
Meritor Inc. announced its tire inflation system with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC refrigerated trailers.May 18, 2018
Tire Technology Offers Cost Savings, Reduced Maintenance for Fleets, Industry Reps Say
Technology is rapidly evolving and continuously emerging across many facets of the trucking industry, and tires are no exception. Tire manufacturers report that the connectivity and digital capabilities they provide offer improved efficiencies, cost savings and reduced maintenance for their fleet customers.
Eco Flaps, RealWheels, IMI Join to Market MPG Smart Pack
Three marketers of truck wheel accessories that reduce fuel consumption and vehicle wear and tear have joined to offer their products in a package called the MPG Smart Pack.March 30, 2018
BFGoodrich Launches Two All-Terrain Tires to Meet Strong Demand
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — BFGoodrich has begun production of two new all-terrain commercial truck tires aimed at the surging oil and gas, construction and logging sectors — calling the Cross Control S and Cross Control D tires its most significant innovations for commercial truck tires in nearly two decades.