Michelin launches new line of Uniroyal truck tires

Michelin launches new line of Uniroyal truck tires

Michelin Uniroyal LS24
Michelin Uniroyal LS24

Michelin has added six new Uniroyal commercial truck tires to its U.S. market offering. According to the company, the new tire line provides an affordable offer for every tire position and application—from long-haul to regional to on-/off- road, including dry van, flat bed, construction, and pick-up and delivery vocations.

“We are pleased to bring the Uniroyal brand, which has been in the U.S. passenger and light truck market for over 120 years, to the U.S. commercial truck market,” said Donna Murphy, business segment manager for Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires, explaining that this is the first time the Uniroyal brand has offered heavy-duty truck tires. In a conference call announcing the new tires, Murphy said the Uniroyal tires are geared toward price-conscious small fleets and owner-operators who are looking for reliability and affordability. The new tires are made with DuraShield Construction, which encompasses pyramidal steel belts, insulating belt edge strips and a heavy gauge inner liner, which the company says work together to reduce stress, promote endurance and protect the tire’s casing.

The new Uniroyal line consists of six tread designs with 28 sizes:

  • Uniroyal LS24: SmartWay-verified long-haul all-position tire optimized for the steer axle;
  • Uniroyal LT40: Long-haul and regional trailer tire;
  • Uniroyal RS20: SmartWay-verified regional all-position tire optimized for the steer axle;
  • Uniroyal RD30: Regional and long-haul drive tire;
  • Uniroyal HS50: On-/off -road all-position tire optimized for the steer axle; and
  • Uniroyal HD60: On-/off-road drive tire.

The new tires come with a 48-month workmanship and materials warranty, and some are also covered by a limited one-year retread warranty.

Distribution of the new tires has begun, and they will be available for purchase shortly. For more information, including sizes available, visit Uniroyal’s website.

You May Also Like

Albert Gore named ZETA executive director

Joe Britton, ZETA’s previous executive director, will remain president of ZETA’s board of directors.

The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) announced that Albert Gore has taken over as executive director effective Jan. 3. Gore joins ZETA after seven years at Tesla, most recently as the lead for public policy and business development in the Eastern and Midwestern United States—having previously been deputy director of policy and electricity markets at SolarCity prior to its acquisition by the company. Joe Britton, ZETA’s previous executive director, will remain president of ZETA’s board of directors.

Why this year will be the ‘Year of Fuel Efficiency’ regulations

Plus top takes on the CHIPS Bill, Repair Act and what this Congress can actually get done.

HDAD-EV-National-Regulations-1400
FTR reports: Shipper’s conditions stabilize

Aside from a large increase in diesel prices during the month, shippers’ market conditions were more positive m/m.

Live Blog: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue 2023 (Updated!)

It’s the first trucking event of the year! Here’s what happened, as it happened.

Heavy-Duty-Aftermarket-Dialogue-2023
Amid loose market balance, carriers start tapping the brakes on capacity

Volumes softened to the lowest levels seen since March and April of 2020.

ACT-Research-For-hire-trucking-600

Other Posts

EV truck manufacturers to give updates at Work Truck Week 2023 

NTEA has released more information about EV-related sessions.  

Trucking market 2023 prediction: Plan for uncertainty

The latest from FTR’s State of Freight online press conference.

transprotation-market-generic-1400
November used truck average retail price negative Y/Y

The average retail used truck price has descended into negative y/y territory for the first time since August 2020.

Equipment Finance Industry confidence improves in December

Cautious optimism is the theme as we move into 2023.