tires

Business, Equipment

Tire Data Help Carriers Delay Need for Retreads

Large fleets with massive stocks of tires to maintain need a lot of tools. But the most important tool — data — is often missing, fleet managers and tire makers said.

May 5, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Michelin Introduces Trailer Tire, Marks 2 Millionth Sale

Michelin Americas Truck Tires introduced the X One Energy T for trailers, and the company marked its 2 millionth sale of its X One wide-base single tire.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Continental Adds New Tire Offerings as Markets Evolve

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Continental Tire is unveiling three new tires at the Mid-America Trucking Show in response to changing transportation trends, including more urban transport, increased world trade and expected infrastructure construction from government programs, the company’s top U.S. tire executive said.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 26, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

VDO RoadLog Adds New Offerings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jeff Waterstreet, sales manager for Continental’s VDO RoadLog outlined a series of new offerings for the currently available electronic logging device and multiple enhancements to be rolled out later this year.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 26, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Hankook Launches New Tire Line

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hankook Tire said it is launching a tire line in six sizes for the longhaul and regional drive trucking markets.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 26, 2014
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Names President of U.S., Canada Operations

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations said March 20 it promoted Kurt Danielson to president of its U.S. and Canada commercial tire sales.

March 21, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

PressurePro, TrackPoint Announce Partnership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Advantage PressurePro and TrackPoint Systems announced a partnership to develop what they called the first real-time tire pressure monitoring system for untethered trailers.

March 10, 2014
Business, Equipment

Vocational Tire Sales Depend on Economy

Alliance Tire Group

National sales data for off-road tires aren’t available because, compared with on-road tires, so few are produced.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
March 3, 2014
Business, Equipment

Dealing With Tire Inflation Problems

Alliance Tire Group

As with on-road tires, incorrectly inflated vocational tires can be problematic — and so can mismatched tires.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
March 3, 2014
Business, Equipment

Traction Is Most Important Characteristic For Off-Road Tires, Fleet Executives Say

Michelin Americas Truck Tires

When New Orleans-based electricity provider Entergy Corp. buys tires for its fleet — which handles a lot of off-road work — durability, fuel economy and cost take a back seat to what the company says is its most important need.

March 3, 2014

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