Cooper Tire Completes Purchase of Major Stake in Chinese Rubber Company
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. completed its purchase of a 65% interest in China-based Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co., Ltd. under terms that were previously announced, the company said.December 1, 2016
Targeting Tire Pressure
Many fleets are using technology that monitors tire pressure or automatically adds air as a way to improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life and prevent expensive roadside service calls, but these systems also could play an important role in the industry’s efforts to curb emissions in the years ahead.
Joseph Saoud to Lead Truck and Bus Unit of Bridgestone Americas
Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced Joseph Saoud joined the company as president of the truck and bus radial tire unit at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.October 14, 2016
Cooper Offers Wide-Base Steer Tire in New Size
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said it added a new size premium, wide-base steer tire for mixed-service applications to its Roadmaster commercial tire line, the RM332 WB.October 14, 2016
Pressure System International Expands Capacity
Pressure Systems International, which sells automatic tire inflation systems, moved into a new manufacturing and office facility that’s twice the size of its prior facility with the intention of increasing production.October 3, 2016
US Moves Toward Anti-Dumping Duties on Truck Tires from China
WASHINGTON — Truck and bus tires from China were being dumped in the United States at below-market prices, a potential step toward the imposition of duties, the Commerce Department announced Aug. 29.
In Typical Roadside Tire Emergencies, It’s Often Tire Makers to the Rescue
Roadside tire emergencies typically strike without warning, despite the best-laid preventive maintenance programs of fleet and maintenance managers.
US in Preliminary Finding Says China Truck Tires Subsidized
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department has made a preliminary finding that bus and truck tires from China received countervailable, or offset, government subsidies from China ranging from 17.06% to 23.38%.
Trucking Lobbyist Mike Riley — Still Laughing, Not Quite Retired
One of the most colorful characters at the Connecticut state Capitol for more than 20 years has been Mike Riley, the chief lobbyist for the state's trucking association.
Continental Tire Testing Natural Rubber from Dandelions
Continental Tire said it is researching using dandelion natural rubber as a polymer and “key component” of future tires.