Business, Equipment

Joseph Saoud to Lead Truck and Bus Unit of Bridgestone Americas

Bridgestone Americas Inc.

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
Business, Equipment

Cooper Offers Wide-Base Steer Tire in New Size

Cooper Tire

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
Business, Equipment

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
Business, Equipment

US Moves Toward Anti-Dumping Duties on Truck Tires from China

Aly Song/Reuters

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.

Eric Beech | Reuters
August 30, 2016
Business, Equipment

In Typical Roadside Tire Emergencies, It’s Often Tire Makers to the Rescue

Michelin Americas Truck Tires

Roadside tire emergencies typically strike without warning, despite the best-laid preventive maintenance programs of fleet and maintenance managers.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2016
Government, Business, Equipment

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%.

Eric Walsh | Reuters
June 30, 2016
Government, Business, Equipment

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.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
June 7, 2016
Business, Equipment

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.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2016
Business, Equipment

Manufacturers Say Fleet Testing Essential for Developing Improved Truck Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Many of tomorrow’s truck tires are actually on the road today. They are being tested by private fleets hauling food and picking up trash. They are being run on test tracks in South Carolina and Texas. They are being driven over snow-covered roads in northern Canada and on logging trails in Central America.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Business, Equipment

Dupré Logistics President Tom Voelkel to Retire March 31

Tom Voelkel, photo by Dupré Logistics

Tom Voelkel, president and chief commercial officer for Dupré Logistics, will retire March 31 after 33 years with the company.

March 29, 2016