With an eye to enhancing operating efficiency as a key strategy to ensure success, if not survival, in the trucking industry, we need to consider new ideas, new technology and different approaches.
It’s about relationships
It’s about relationships “So, what’s new?” A common pitfall is to answer that question only in terms of individual products or services and not to appreciate fully the synergies that flow from some component interactions that are becoming more common.
An in-depth look at tread thickness
If some amount of a concept or product is good, then more of it should be better, right?
Shockingly good tire wear
The soft-riding trucks of today are a far cry from therough-and-tumble kidney bouncers of yesterday.
Leverage a good tire/wheel program
Few managers question the traditional benefits of a well thought out and executed tire/wheel program.
Tire ideas abound
I recently hopped into a shiny new rental car. In short order, I pulled to the side of the road after deciding that I was being distracted trying to locate the controls to perform basic functions such as turning on headlights, de-froster, radio, and map lights.
Making effective tire choices for fuel efficiency, relates Curtis Decker, national manager, field engineering at Continental Tire North America, Commercial Group, means fleet managers have to first consider the true environment in which their vehicles operate.
Tire tips for light-duty trucks
Light-duty trucks, generally considered all-purpose vehicles, are classified at up to 10,000 lbs. GVW, but for the purpose of this column, we’ll extend the term to cover Class 3 and 4 offerings.
Import solutions, not problems
In case you haven’t noticed, truck tires with new sidewall names are starting to appear where only well known brands have tread (couldn’t resist that pun) until recently.
Bias ply tires destined for history books
It’s been a long time coming and, in the opinion of most tire industry engineers, long past due. Bias ply truck tires are becoming relics of a past age.