So you’ve read all about the major aspects of a good truck tire service program—and if you haven’t, you can find that story here—but what about some of the smaller things that may slip through the cracks? “Having a policy for runout tires is essential,” says Carolina Wagner, director of marketing for truck tires with
Continental has introduced a new size of the 16-inch Conti LAR 3, an all-position tire that the company says is built for the high scrub conditions faced by regional delivery drivers. The Conti LAR 3 is designed to withstand the rigors of regional routes and speeds of more than 90 MPH under max load. In
If the engine is the beating heart of the truck, and the telematics system its brain, then the tires are the legs, enabling it to complete its runs day in and day out. Like any good runner, you can’t expect to make good time on your runs, or complete them incident-free, without a good care
1. Under-inflation / Low tire pressure Under-inflated tires are a leading cause of tire failure on the road. Continental offers regular fleet checks to all its customers to ensure tires are performing at their best. Tires typically lose up to 2% of their air pressure every month. A tire that is underinflated by as little
Continental has appointed leaders for its Truck Tire business in the U.S. market. Tom Fanning, a longtime member of the U.S. Truck Tires management team, now takes ultimate responsibility as the market head. Scott Pall, formerly the North region sales manager, is promoted to head of sales. Carolina Wagner takes responsibility as the head of
Continental announced the promotion of Philip Nelles as the new chief executive officer of Continental’s ContiTech business area. In his new role, the company says Nelles stands committed to driving the unit’s ongoing transformation as a provider of innovative solutions for a highly industrial clientele. “We consider it our corporate responsibility to develop cutting-edge materials
Throughout this year, Continental says it will celebrate the company’s history with stories on how it has evolved.
Continental tires are now available at all locations of Boss Truck Shops. The service centers, many of which are co-located at Pilot/Flying J Travel Centers, provide primarily long haul and fuel-efficient tires from Continental. Boss Truck Shops will also join Continental’s TrukFix roadside assistance network, providing 24/7 service. Tire lines available at Boss Truck Shops
Continental and BestDrive, LLC announce the sale of six company-owned BestDrive retread locations to lifelong ContiLifeCycle dealer Conlan Tire. Continental says this decision aligns with its strategy of supporting the growth of its independent ContiLifeCycle dealers and ensuring maximum support of fleet customers across the U.S., while positioning BestDrive for continued growth in other regions.
Continental has been selected for three CES 2021 Innovation Honoree Awards. Its Transparent Trailer technology and its Advanced Radar Sensor (ARS) 540 were awarded in the Vehicle Intelligence and Transportation product category, while its Ac2ated sound partnership was recognized in the In-Vehicle Entertainment and Safety category. The Transparent Trailer technology extends Continental’s trailering portfolio to
If there’s one thing trucking publications like to harp on, it’s taking care of your tires so you can be sure you’re getting the most out of them. Hopefully, at one time or another one of these columns has brought about the inspiration to go have a look at those tires yourself. And, maybe, particularly
Continental and VDL Bus & Coach announced that they are jointly developing initial prototype tires for electric buses, which are currently being tested at Continental’s Contidrom proving grounds. VDL Bus & Coach launched its first electric Citea urban bus back in 2013. “As with all electric vehicles, these bus tires are exposed to higher torque