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Fill up on truck tire inflation, maintenance tips

For every 10% of under-inflation in the tires on a vehicle, a 1% reduction in fuel economy will occur, said Matthew Hanchana, senior manager of the sales technical department for Giti Tire. That may seem small, but when you multiply by tire positions, trucks in your fleet and miles run per year, the cost adds

Bridgestone introduces two new tires for waste industry

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has announced two new all-position radial tires. The company says that the new Bridgestone M870 (above left) and Firestone FS860 tires (above right) are designed exclusively for the waste industry. “Tires in the waste segment have to perform in one of trucking’s toughest applications. Waste fleets are looking to maximize uptime and

How to extend tire tread life

Maintaining trailer tires is one of the most challenging aspects of commercial fleet maintenance, since tires are frequently rotated or released in a route or during a delivery change. With tires making up one of the largest costs of fleet equipment, we’ve asked industry experts for tips on extending the tread life of trailer tires—recommendations

GCR launches Commercial Truck Tire Finder

GCR Tires & Service, a commercial tire and service network operated by Bridgestone Americas, announced the launch of its Commercial Truck Tire Finder, a digital tool that allows customers to quickly find products that meet their tire needs. The GCR Commercial Truck Tire Finder provides users with both product-specific and guided search options. The guided

Optimizing truck tire performance: How to protect your investment

When choosing tires, Sharon Cowart, product marketing director for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, says that the first step is to determine what your goals are for your tire program. “For over-the-road operations, it is a common goal to maximize fuel savings,” she begins. “For more localized operations the goals may be more focused on lowering

Why you might want to consider wide base tires

If you run a fleet in a weight-sensitive application, you might want to consider wide base tires. A 2015 report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency found that wide base tires intended for the over-the-road line-haul market will save significant amounts of fuel when compared to tires that are not designed for low

Bridgestone introduces two ultra wide base tires

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the launch of two new ultra wide base tires, the Greatec M835A Ecopia tire for the drive position and the Greatec R197 Ecopia tire for the trailer position. Designed for use on tandem-axle applications in long haul service, the new Greatec ultra wide base Ecopia tires can deliver up to 20%

The value of low rolling resistance trailer tires

For many years, tire manufacturers have been promoting the fuel-saving potential of their low rolling resistance products. Their claims, based on sound research, indicate that tire rolling resistance accounts for a significant percentage of fuel consumption. Their case for adopting low rolling resistance tire technology becomes even stronger when you consider that, under the EPA

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GCR Tires & Service launches route planner tool

GCR Tires & Service, a business of Bridgestone Americas Inc., has launched a new Route Planner tool on its website. Powered by an enhanced Store Location Finder application, the Route Planner provides access to course intelligence to locate GCR stores along haul routes and select store locations based on their specific service needs. The Route Planner enables

Bridgestone to develop new tire technologies as part of SuperTruck II program

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has announced that the company will develop innovative new tire technologies aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of  Class 8 long-haul tractor trailer trucks. Bridgestone will receive federal funding as a team member of the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck II program. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will match the Bridgestone investment dollar-for-dollar,

Fuel efficiency: where the rubber meets the road

There are significant fuel savings to be had by specifying the right tires. Fleet Equipment asked tire makers to weigh in on the tire designs and compounds that can help fleets save fuel. “Tires are third on the list of the top 10 controllable fuel economy factors,” says Roger Best, project engineer for Bridgestone Tires.

Pressure points: Relieving the pain of inflated tire costs

There’s no getting around tire costs—this is where the rubber meets the road, literally. It’s a constant. However, keeping your tires properly inflated is one of the most important operational efficiencies that you can monitor and control to keep your tires rolling as cost-effectively as possible to get the most out of your tires and

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