The science is simple—the air pressure in a tire is what carries the load, explained John Ramaika, regional fleet manager at Double Coin. Therefore, an underinflated tire requires more energy, meaning more fuel to roll. “The simplest and most neglected maintenance item which will impact tire performance and fuel economy is proper inflation,” he said.
Bridgestone Americas has introduced a new line of long-haul tires into the Firestone Classics tire line. The Firestone FS509 (steer radial), FD609 (drive radial), and FT409 (trailer radial) tires combine proven tread designs with Bridgestone-engineered casings to provide fleets with long-lasting treadwear and mileage, plus the additional benefits of casing durability and retreadability, the company
Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of the new Bandag B713 FuelTech drive tire tread. The new tread is SmartWay verified and delivers fuel efficiency as well as improved wear life without compromising on traction or reliable performance, the company noted. Key features to the Bridgestone Bandag B713 FuelTech design, according the company, include: • A
Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has announced its new three-star 24.00R35 rigid dump truck tire and real-time tire monitoring system, IntelliTire, to construction and quarry customers. The three-star rigid dump truck tire as an expansion of its 24.00R35 product portfolio, a lineup specially developed for mid-sized rigid dump trucks to carry hefty loads on flat terrain, often
Bridgestone Americas announced a minority investment in Yoshi. Yoshi is a last-mile delivery platform focused on car care services for consumer, fleet, and corporate customers. The new partnership will accelerate both companies’ ability to meet the needs of car owners through the expansion of convenient and contactless vehicle-related services brought directly to customers’ homes and
What a difference six months makes. The last TMC took place in September just as supply chain stranglehold was tightening its grip, and you could feel the frustration in the trucking industry on all sides. This year’s TMC show struck a distinctly more positive note. The press day on Sunday was packed with products and
Suppliers are in full agreement, perhaps best summed up by Mike Steiner, customer engineering support time zone referent at Michelin North America Inc.: “Striking a tire with a bat or hammer to determine air pressure is a method worth forgetting. There is no replacement for the high-quality, calibrated tire gauge. It remains the most effective
The past couple of years has been an exercise in adapting to a new normal. And while that may never actually feel normal, there’s little else we can do but work with what we got. In 2021, that means dealing with supply challenges and bad news: That’s going to continue into 2022. It’s normal now.
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
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
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
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