Business, Technology, Equipment

Goodyear Opens Office in Silicon Valley

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has opened its first office in California’s Silicon Valley to connect with automakers and technology firms.

September 5, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Weigh the Benefits of Retreads Versus New Tires

retread tires Katie Pyzyk

Old habits die hard, as well as negative perceptions. Such is the case with unfavorable views of retread tires. But many fleets are choosing retreads over new tires due to improvements in product quality combined with cost savings.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
July 24, 2017
Business, Equipment

Snider Fleet Solutions Buys 27 Sites From TCI Tire Centers

Snider Fleet Solutions Acquires 27 Sites From TCI Tire Centers Snider Fleet Solutions

Snider Fleet Solutions recently acquired 27 locations from TCI Tire Centers, which the company said makes it one of the largest commercial tire dealers in the United States.

July 11, 2017
Business, Equipment

TP Commercial Solutions Offers Mixed Use Tires

TP Commercial Solutions launched the TG:85 and FG:85 G:85 series tires designed for the steer and drive on-off road application, it said.

April 7, 2017
Business, Equipment

Tire Price Increases as High as 8% Likely

John Sommers II for TT

Fleets can expect single-digit increases in tire prices soon, as several manufacturers issued price hikes set to take effect this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 13, 2017
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone, Yokohama to Raise Truck Tire Prices

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Bridgestone and Yokohama announced Feb. 2 they would be increasing the price of tires as the price of raw materials rise, following a similar announcement from Michelin.

February 2, 2017
Business, Equipment

Cooper Adds Tire Sizes for Drop-Deck Trailers

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. added two sizes to the Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line, which is engineered to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers, and noted tires in this application are arguably the most abused of any in the trucking industry.

December 20, 2016
Business, Equipment

Proper Truck Tire Pressure On the Go, Promises California Firm


The lightbulb moment came when Brandon Richardson, a former Detroit automotive engineer, had a tire go flat because it was underinflated.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
December 19, 2016
Business, Equipment

Cooper Tire Completes Purchase of Major Stake in Chinese Rubber Company

Cooper Tires

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
Technology, Business, Equipment

Targeting Tire Pressure

Aperia Technologies

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.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
November 18, 2016