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Tire casings that live another day

Fleet managers are well aware that tires make up a significant chunk of their expenses. Tires are the second-highest cost for fleets, behind fuel; clearly, it’s important to have a program in place to manage the tires all the way from cradle to grave. The tire casing is the key to a tire cost management

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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ContiTech unveils new North American headquarters

ContiTech has unveiled its new North American headquarters, located in Fairlawn, Ohio, fully completing its acquisition of Veyance Technologies. ContiTech literally rolled out the red carpet at an event announcing the new name and branding of the Fairlawn headquarters, which has been the home of Veyance since its 2007 split with Goodyear, and will now continue

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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
Managing tires: Manufacturer programs can help fleets lower tire costs

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s Recommended Practice RP 236A—Outsourcing Guidelines For Tire & Wheel Maintenance contains a wealth of information that can help fleets make more effective tire management decisions. As the RP notes, fleets are looking for efficient and productive ways to better manage tire costs and are turning to outsourcing

Continental debuts five new truck tires

Continental Tire the Americas introduced five new commercial truck tires this week at MATS. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 steer and all-position tire offers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance and a 12% increase in mileage over the previous generation long haul steer tire, according to the tiremaker. Features include an advanced decoupler groove design and a “flap