Al Cohn, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine - Page 4 of 5
What’s the best pressure for the tires in your fleet?

Choosing the recommended tire pressure specification seems like a very simple process. There are load/inflation tables published by all the tire companies and easily found on their respective websites. Recommended tire pressure should always be based on the worst case load scenario for your vehicle. Even if you are running fully loaded only 10% of

What's the best tire pressure for your fleet?
Understanding retreads

With more than 85% of commercial fleets retreading their truck tires multiple times and a typical retread costing approximately one-third to one-half the price of a new tire when you supply your own casing, it is obviously in a fleet’s best bottom line interest to maximize the number of retreads for each and every tire casing. The casing is clearly a valuable asset.

Why do tires lose air?

When the proper air pressure is correctly set, tire removal miles, fuel economy and retreadability all are maximized.

Tire record keeping and your fleet

Keep tight control of new and retread tire costs by determining exactly what needs to be tracked.

Widebase single update

Widebase tires have seen exponential growth, with sales doubling every year since they were first introduced more than 10 years ago.

Maximize fuel economy with fleet tires

Maximizing vehicle fuel economy continues to be the hot button issue for just about every line-haul and regional fleet when it comes to deciding which tires to run on steer, drive and trailer positions.

Reducing tire-related roadside service calls

It is well documented that the No. 1 cause of roadside service calls is tires – and a roadside service call is very costly. Here’s how to significantly minimize roadside service calls.

Fleet tire program teamwork

Initiating a serious tire program should involve an entire team: drivers, mechanics, the local tire dealer, the road service provider and, of course, the vehicle maintenance department.

Keep truck tires cool in the summer heat

A tire’s worst enemy is heat. When a rubber-based compound reaches a critical temperature, the rubber will begin to deteriorate and can lead to a tire separation.

Perform an annual fleet tire survey

One of the most important analyses every commercial trucking fleet should be performing on an annual basis is a meaningful tire survey on trucks and trailers – here’s how.

Casing management & calculating fleet tire costs

The idea is to maximize tire removal mileage but have a plan in place to remove the tires with enough tread, protecting the casing from punctures, cuts and stone drilling so that they can make it successfully to the retread stage.

Maximizing truck tire management

With the cost of truck tires on the rise,it’s more important than ever for fleets to use all the tools at their disposal to maximize tire removal miles.