Business, Equipment

Goodyear Swings to First-Quarter Profit

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reported a first-quarter profit, compared with a loss from a year ago, but its North American revenue declined from a year earlier.

April 29, 2013
Business, Equipment

Yokohama Tire Names CEO, Creates Mexican Subsidiary

Yokohama Tire Corp. named a new CEO and said it was opening a new subsidiary in Mexico.

April 3, 2013
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Michelin Offers Two New Tire Products

Louisville, Ky. — Michelin Americas Truck Tires introduced two new products here at the Mid-America Trucking Show that it said will help fleets boost fuel efficiency.

March 21, 2013
Business, Equipment

Cooper Tire Posts Lower 4Q Profit

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. said it posted a lower fourth-quarter profit and a lower full-year income.

February 26, 2013
Business, Equipment

Dealers, Fleets Increase Use of Scrap Analysis to Extend Life of Tires, Cut Costs for Carriers

Every month or so, Dustin Stricker, the maintenance manager at R.E. West Transportation in Ashland City, Tenn., sits down with representatives from South Carolina-based Michelin North America and the local Tire Centers in Nashville to do autopsies on truck tires.

February 25, 2013
Business, Equipment

Goodyear Reports Lower 4Q Income

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said its fourth-quarter income fell from a year earlier, citing a low-volume environment.

February 14, 2013
Business, Equipment

Michelin Plans Expansion at Nova Scotia Truck Tire Plant

Michelin North America announced a C$73 million expansion to its truck tire plant in Waterville, Nova Scotia.

January 18, 2013
Business, Equipment

Wide-Base Tire Sales Expected to Rise in 2013 Despite Challenges, Manufacturers, Fleets Say

Despite challenges accompanying the use of wide-base tires on Class 8 trucks, experts, carriers and manufacturers said they expect to see substantial growth in their use in 2013.

January 7, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Business, Equipment

Letters: Fees Equal Taxes, Lowering Tire Costs

A few weeks ago, I received a call from the staff of U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.). My family operates a business with more than 750 pieces of equipment constantly on the road in America.

December 3, 2012
Business, Equipment

E&MU: Underinflation Seen as Main Cause of ‘Road Gators’

Last summer’s record heat scorched much of the United States, with evidence of the high temperatures visible on the nation’s highways in the form of chunks of broken tires and separated treads, so-called “road gators.”

November 21, 2012