Business, Equipment, Safety

Tire Safety Starts With the Pre-Trip Inspection

An officer performs a roadside inspection An officer performs a roadside inspection. (DOT Readiness Group)

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.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
August 8, 2018
Business, Equipment

The Low-Rolling-Resistance Trade-Off

Worker with depth gauge As a fuel-efficient tread wears down, the benefit comes from the casing, which must be properly utilized, industry experts say. (Ryder)

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.

Jim Romeo | Special to Transport Topics
July 20, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

British Columbia Truckers Gain Expanded Use of Wide-Base Single Tires

A technician inspects a wide-base tire. A technician installs a wide-base tire. (TT File Photo)

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.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50

Heavy Hitters Face Off in Online Tire Market

Tires (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Meritor Tire Inflation System Available on Vanguard, CIMC Trailers

Meritor Inc. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tire Technology Offers Cost Savings, Reduced Maintenance for Fleets, Industry Reps Say

Tires Arkansas inspection ArDOT

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.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
April 9, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Eco Flaps, RealWheels, IMI Join to Market MPG Smart Pack

SmartPack Bren Marshell, Eco Flaps (left); Bob Fogal, IMI Products; Jan Polka, RealWheels Corp. ( Eco Flaps)

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

BFGoodrich introduced the Cross Control all-terrain D and S tires. (BFGoodrich Inc.)

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.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2018
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Taps Damien Harmon to Lead GCR Tires & Service

Bridgestone tire Bridgestone Tires via YouTube

Bridgestone Americas Inc. appointed Damien Harmon president of subsidiary GCR Tires & Service, effective Nov. 1. Harmon is chief operating officer of Bridgestone Retail Operations.

October 16, 2017
Business, Equipment

Doublestar Tire Looks to Build US Presence

Doublestar's Jason Ju Ju by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Chinese tire maker Doublestar Tire announced it is looking for a U.S. partner to “cooperate” in manufacturing and distributing its truck tires in the United States.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 27, 2017