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Tire manufacturers continue to improve the performance and longevity of wide-base tires.

Continental launches General Grabber OA 2 and OA 2 wide base on/off road all position truck tires

Continental announced the launch of a new lineup of General tires for regional on and off-road all position use called General Grabber OA 2 and OA 2 Wide Base (WB). Continental says these second-generation tires have a new tread compound to improve mileage and chip and chunk resistance to protect the casing to allow for

Continental displays tires and ContiConnect digital tire monitoring at TMC annual meeting

Continental is displaying its latest tires and digital tire monitoring solutions at the TMC Annual Meeting. Making their trade show debut are three long-haul tires: Conti EcoPlus HS3+ steer, HDL2 DL+ drive, and Conti HTL 3 trailer. The tires are ideal for fleets who need high mileage performance coupled with fuel efficiency. In addition, the drive tire specially developed for one

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What the Super Ball can teach us about truck tires

Remember the Super Ball? Invented by chemist Norman Stingley in the ’60s, these toys are known for their extreme bounciness, taking the classic rubber bouncy ball to much higher heights (literally). But there’s no secret spring inside. It’s made of just rubber like its classic cousin. So, what makes it bouncier? The answer, according to

Proper inflation means peak performance

As a best practice, fleets should utilize a properly calibrated pressure gauge at each wheel position to check tire pressure and adjust as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

The benefits built into truck tire sidewalls

Where the truck tire rubber doesn’t meet the road.

Continental highlights ContiPressureCheck Solo

Continental offers a full portfolio of digital tire monitoring systems to meet different fleet needs. Components of all systems can be combined to take advantage of different functionalities. Tire monitoring solutions include the ContiPressureCheck on-vehicle TPMS and ContiConnect Yard digital tire monitoring system with web portal. ContiPressureCheck Solo, a trailer TPMS system, is the company’s

Continental celebrates Mississippi tire plant grand opening

Continental recently celebrated the grand opening of its new tire plant near Clinton, Mississippi. The celebration marks the completion of the construction process, which began in 2016.

Double importance: Proper tire inflation is especially important for duals

If you’re running duals on your trailers, inflation becomes, if you’ll pardon the pun, doubly important. With dual tires working so closely together, it becomes absolutely vital that they are running at the same inflation level or very close to it, or the results can be catastrophic.

Capturing truck tire data during service: Why it matters and how you do it

Controlling tire cost is likely one of the biggest bullet points on your service to-do list. Despite daily checks and PM practices, unplanned tire service events still happen. Sometimes they can’t be avoided, but oftentimes they can be if you’re looking at the right data. It’s imperative that you are capturing the right tire during

Waste not! Maximizing waste haul tire life turns trash into treasure

If you’ve ever observed a waste haul truck on the road, you can probably point to some of the major reasons that the tires tend to have such a short lifespan. Not only do they withstand the mileage, potholes and driving stresses of every other tire, but they are constantly driving, stopping, scraping up against

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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