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Penske, Bridgestone extend technology, sustainability partnership

Bridgestone and Penske Truck Leasing have renewed their strategic partnership agreement to test, develop and deploy Bridgestone technology and mobility solutions for the commercial segment in the U.S. and Canada with a focus on more cost-effective and sustainable results for fleets. As part of the agreement, Penske will also remain a preferred customer of Bridgestone

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Bridgestone shows off plethora of new tire/service options

Bridgestone arrived at this year’s TMC Fall show ready to roll, with plenty of new products developed in the last couple of years on both the tire and service side to show off. On the tire side, Bridgestone had on display its newest drive tire, the M713. Tim Kelly, national account manager, fleet solutions, says

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Bridgestone invests in Wrench

Bridgestone Americas has made a 10% minority investment in mobile vehicle services and technology company, Wrench. The new partnership will accelerate both companies’ ability to meet the needs of car owners with technology in the rapidly growing mobile vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance market, Bridgestone said. Through the partnership, Bridgestone and Seattle-based Wrench will explore

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Bridgestone, Einride partner on tires for electric autonomous trucks

Bridgestone Americas and Einride have announced a partnership to co-create mobility solutions for electrified and autonomous Class 8 vehicles. The companies say the collaboration will allow Einride to collect new layers of safety and efficiency-related data from Bridgestone’s smart-sensing tires, while enabling Bridgestone to integrate its advanced mobility technologies into Einride’s onboard vehicle platforms. As

What your fleet needs to know about tire maintenance

Tire maintenance: with tire costs being what they are, it’s always going to be a hot topic. From routine checks to investing in equipment like TPMS and ATIS, it’s all important when cutting those costs and making sure you don’t fall victim to an unexpected roadside breakdown or another similarly nasty surprise. For more on

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Yes, it’s another story about truck tire inflation (and yes, it’s that important)

You’d think after the litany of tire inflation stories that Fleet Equipment has churned out over the decades, there would be nothing left to say about it. Yet, inflation-related issues continue to plague fleet maintenance budgets, be it through lost efficiency due to under- or over-inflation or in tire failures or early tire pulls, prematurely

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Bridgestone invests in autonomous long-haul trucking technology company

Bridgestone Americas has made a minority investment in Kodiak Robotics, a U.S.-based self-driving trucking company. The partnership will allow Bridgestone to integrate its smart-sensing tire technologies and fleet solutions into Kodiak’s Level 4 autonomous trucks. The companies will also pilot future autonomous and smart tire technologies to further enhance vehicle intelligence and advance toward a

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Bridgestone adds to Ecopia line with long-haul steer tire

Bridgestone Americas is expanding its fuel-efficient Ecopia commercial truck tire line with the introduction of the all-new Bridgestone R213 Ecopia tire. The new tire is engineered to reduce operating costs by delivering ultra-high fuel efficiency, the highest ever offered on a Bridgestone long-haul steer tire, in combination with significant improvements in wear performance, the tire

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Webfleet Solutions launches video telematics solution

Webfleet Solutions, a telematics provider and part of Bridgestone, recently launched Webfleet Video. With the technology of Webfleet Solutions and Lytx integrated on one platform, fleet users can access and manage both their vehicles and their in-vehicle cameras from a single interface, the company says. Road facing and optional cabin facing HD dashcam event footage

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Bridgestone launches Firestone Direct mobile vehicle service

Bridgestone Americas has launched Firestone Direct mobile vehicle service for car owners and fleet operators. The company says Firestone Direct brings the capabilities of the company’s 2,200 Bridgestone retail operations automotive service centers directly to vehicle owners’ homes or workplaces. The new offering uses custom-designed and specially-equipped vans operated by certified technicians to perform a

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The one tire maintenance focus to bring you certainty in uncertain times

If there’s one thing we all need a little of right now, it’s stability. Something we can depend upon. Something that, no matter what happens, if we just focus on this one thing, everything will be okay. Lean in closer, fleet friends, because I know that one thing. Are you ready? Proper tire inflation. Now,

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The most overlooked truck tire maintenance practice (and six basic tire service tips)

According to the top truck tire pros that we polled, the most overlooked truck tire maintenance practice is … actually overlooking the tire during the maintenance process. But you don’t have to take my word for it. “A hands-on tire inspection is a commonly overlooked practice,” confirmed Matt Schnedler, product manager for truck and bus

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