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Making a case for better tire care

A case could be made for the statement, “the best tires are only as good as their air pressure.” If the correct tire air pressure is not maintained, tires will fail prematurely. According to Gary Schroeder, director of commercial vehicle and OEM sales for Cooper Tire, “Everyone will agree that the No.1 tip for longer

Bridgestone Commercial launches Dayton commercial truck tires line

Bridgestone Commercial, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, unveiled an all new line of Dayton commercial truck tires. The new line consists of eight new Dayton patterns that doubles the product coverage of the former lineup to meet the diverse needs of small fleets and owner operators in a multitude of trucking segments, according

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Concerning tire casings for retread

Regardless of the retread you select, the process rests on the quality of the tire casing. It takes a quality casing to produce a quality retread. Every aspect of the new tire building process impacts casing quality, including the tire building process, grade of materials selected, engineering modeling, tire design and the tire’s dimensional specifications.

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Rolling with retreads: Extending efficiency and controlling tire TCO

Like most segments of the heavy-duty trucking industry, the fuel efficiency trend is rolling through tire retreads. While the conversation used to revolve around miles to removal, today’s talks are skewing toward fuel efficiency and total cost of ownership (TCO). “For most fleets, fuel costs represent the single highest non-payroll operating expense. So fewer stops

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Bridgestone Americas tube business plant celebrates 50 Years

Bridgestone Americas Tube Business (BATB), based in Russellville, Ark., celebrated 50 years of manufacturing inner tube products and supporting its local community as a business partner and community member. The facility produced its first butyl inner tube on Oct. 24, 1964, manufacturing 14,650 units per day. Fifty years later, the plant has the capacity to produce

Love’s Truck Tire Care passes 200th location mark

Love’s Truck Tire Care services are now available at more than 200 Love’s Travel Stops throughout the U.S. According to the company, the network will continue to expand to provide fast and reliable service allowing drivers in more parts of the country to get back on the road quicker. “We’re committed to providing solutions and

Love’s Travel Stops completes first Fast-Fill CNG station
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduces new Bandag B799

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions recently introduced the Bandag B799 tread product, a procure retread tread stock for the Bridgestone M799. According to the tiremaker, the new tread design offers solid traction and a deep tread depth that promotes long wear life for mild on/off-highway, regional haul and pick-up and delivery applications. “The B799 meets the needs

Bridgestone launches Firestone FS561 regional, P&D steer tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced the Firestone FS561, an on-highway, all-position radial tire recommended for steering applications in regional and pickup and delivery use. The FS561 features are designed to reduce susceptibility to stone retention and drilling, common occurrences in high-scrub applications, according to Bridgestone. “The new FS561 is built for demanding environments, with features such

Rolling costs downward: Addressing top fleet costs

At this years Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC), held in June in Williamsburg, Va., organizers addressed top costs for fleets. Among them were tires, which account for a high percentage of expenses incurred by these mixed-use, multi-vehicle-type vocational operations. One technical session on “Tires—Minimizing Failures and Managing Cost” began with a presentation by Brian

Addressing top fleet costs
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Learning Center expands course options

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS) has expanded the dealer network training programs in its BCS Learning Center to better accommodate today’s diverse learning styles. Courses are now available in e-learning, mobile learning, performance-based, active instructor-based and mentor options. “Studies show that adult learners must practice, perform and receive feedback on skills in order to most successfully

Managing tires matters: Products and systems to ensure uptime, lower operating costs

With well over one million tires on the road, it’s highly appropriate that Ryder System’s vice president of supply management, Scott Perry, uses the word “dynamic” when he’s describing the company’s extensive Total Tire Management program. “With a commercial fleet nearing 200,000 vehicles, we have approximately 1.25 million tires in our system,” he says. “Needless

Ryder’s Total Tire Management program also involves a proactive and comprehensive approach
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions creates Tire Advisor mobile app

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a mobile app designed to help fleets and dealers access and compare information about the Bridgestone family of commercial tire brands. The app, called Tire Advisor, is a resource that connects users to a comprehensive catalog. Additional Tire Advisor mobile app features include: Information about truck and bus tires (Bridgestone, Firestone