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Continental ships first truck tires from Clinton, Miss. plant

Continental has shipped the first tires from its greenfield plant in Clinton, Mississippi. The Clinton plant produces large truck and bus tires for the North American market, and will employ 500 people by the end of 2020, the company says. It is Continental’s second location producing truck tires in the U.S., along with Mount Vernon,

Continental launches app for commercial tire dealers, fleets

Continental has released a new mobile app, which the company says makes it easy to get information about Continental products. The tire and retread selector tool helps users choose the right tire based on fleet vocation, tire size and other factors. The dealer locator provides directions and contact information for nearby Continental dealers. The news

Continental develops sensor-based digital load monitoring for commercial vehicles

Continental has developed an On-Board Weighing System (OBWS) that records and displays the weight of commercial vehicles, including trailers and semitrailers. The company says further functions make it possible to increase efficiency beyond the specifications of EU Directive 2015/719, which will go into effect in May 2021. The directive requires EU member states to measure

Continental releases EcoPlus HS3+ long haul steer tire

Continental has released the Conti EcoPlus HS3+, a steer/all-position tire intended for long haul or line haul applications, where vehicles travel 100,000 miles or more per year primarily on the highway. In field tests, it delivers 27% better mileage than its predecessor, the Conti EcoPlus HS3, the company shares. According to the company, features of

How engineers figure out the right tread patterns for your truck tires

What if I told you your tire tread defines more than just the traction and rolling resistance of your tires? Tread patterns affect all kinds of performance criteria for your trucks, like traction and braking, tire removal mileage, fuel efficiency, maneuverability, noise, driver comfort, tire durability and resistance to stone retention and stone drilling. This

Five steps to bring retread savings to vocational truck tire applications

Rolling through rugged construction sites, cornering in cramped city streets, or tackling rough-and-tumble, stop-and-go refuse tasks, you demand performance from your vocational tires above all. While the ROI that their long-haul brethren reap from retreads is well documented, that same value prop can be true for vocational tires. And you don’t have to just take

Love’s rewarding drivers for driving during pandemic

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is offering truck drivers a $5 e-coupon. The coupon can be used at any Love’s location for in-store purchases. Sponsors include Love’s, Chevron Delo, Continental, Hankook Tire, Tuffy Manufacturing, Cargill, International Truck and Rush Truck Centers. “This offer is a token of appreciation for the critical role professional truck

BestDrive supporting essential fleets, roadside service

BestDrive, a commercial tire dealer and retreader focusing on Continental tire offerings, is open with standard operating hours during the COVID-19 pandemic. BestDrive says it has been implementing health and safety measures in all locations, following the recommendations of state, federal and international health officials, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Continental releases 19.5-in. medium-duty truck tires

Continental has introduced two new 19.5-in. tires for Class 4 trucks: Conti HSR+ heavy steer regional tire and Conti HDR+ heavy drive regional tire. Continental says the tires deliver significant performance improvements in mileage and cut-and-chip performance, without sacrificing scrub resistance. Continental says its regional 19.5-in. tires are ideal for on/off-road regional applications, such as

Truck tire experts on regional application solutions

Fleet Equipment brought together seven tire manufacturers to talk about getting the best tire solution for regional applications.

New ways to help your trucks maintain the proper tire pressure – Part II

In the second part of this two-part series, we take a look at some of the new products that are helping trucking companies get the most ROI out of their tires.

Continental expands eHorizon predictive driving technology

Continental has expanded its eHorizon predictive driving technology with its new Dynamic eHorizon. The latest generation of the electronic horizon optimizes the performance and safety in commercial vehicle applications based on real-time data related to traffic conditions.