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Fear of tire wear doesn’t have to be a path to the Dark Side

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

Truck tire wear darkside
Finding the cause of truck tire failures

Think about the last time you dealt with a truck tire failure. Maybe there were huge safety consequences, maybe it hit your operating costs harder than anything else. Regardless of what happened after the failure, can you remember why the failure happened in the first place? What about the cause of the last five truck

Finding Scrap Truck Tire Failure Causes
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

Cooper launches Roadmaster RM258 WD winter drive tire

Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand has introduced the Roadmaster RM258 WD. Featuring an open shoulder design with four rows of lugs, the tire is three-peak mountain snowflake certified. Helping the tire achieve that rating are shoulder notches and chevron grooves for bite in winter conditions, Cooper says. It was designed for regional applications, and comes in

Truck tire inflation tips and tricks

“An engineer told me something early in my career–the tire isn’t what carries the load, the air is what carries the load,” said Jason Miller, national fleet channel sales manager, Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. Miller is keenly aware that tire inflation isn’t the most exciting topic in the truck tire world, but it’s definitely

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

Cooper releases new Roadmaster tires for vans, delivery trucks

Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand has added two new tires for the final mile, pick-up and delivery and emergency vehicle segments. The Roadmaster RM257 drive and Roadmaster RM170+ steer, both 19.5-in. tires, will soon be available for order through Roadmaster dealers. The Roadmaster RM257 tire, with 18/32nds of tread depth on the 225 size, and 19/32nds

Cooper Tire reopens U.S. manufacturing plants

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s manufacturing plants in the United States will begin the process of reopening and ramping up production next week. The facilities have been temporarily closed for approximately five weeks due to coronavirus and its impacts. U.S. plant locations include Findlay, Ohio; Clarksdale and Tupelo, Mississippi and Texarkana, Arkansas. The company says

Cooper Tire to shut down Americas manufacturing due to Coronavirus

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. says it will temporarily shut down its tire manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico to protect the health and safety of employees and respond to market demand that has been impacted by coronavirus. The process of phasing down production at the plants began March 21 and will proceed

Cooper Tire adds two new tires to Work Series lineup

Cooper Tire has expanded its Work Series line of tires with the introduction of two new tires in 19.5-in. sizes (225/70R and 245/70R) for Class 4-6 trucks and vans. The Work Series All-Steel Drive (ASD) tire is an open shoulder steel-belted drive tire, while the Work Series All Steel All Position (ASA) tire is an all-position,

Five truck trend takeaways from February

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from February focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Trucking data as currency: What is your data worth? Consider this: You’re running a multitude of trucks that are

Podcast: Talking truck tires with Cooper’s Gary Schroeder and Phil Mosier

Beyond our recent cover story, here are a few more topics covered by Cooper’s Gary Schroeder and Phil Mosier.