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Signs of truck tire wear: What to look for and what to do next

Managing your tire program requires looking for signs of wear or damage and properly maintaining your vehicle to help avoid issues so you get the maximum return on your investment. The development of irregular tire wear is very common on trucks of all types. Some of the common causes include alignment issues, under-inflation, overloading, suspension

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Cooper Tire launches mixed service drive tire

Cooper Tire has added Roadmaster RM351 HD tire to its commercial tire lineup. Engineered for mixed-service applications such as construction, logging and mining operations, the tire is designed for both on- and off-road driving and comes in two sizes: 11R22.5 and 11R24.5, in load range H. The Roadmaster RM351 HD is an inch wider than

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Making effective drive tire choices for everything from linehaul to severe service vehicles

“Fleets want the best of both worlds, so the latest features and technologies being designed in new drive tires are providing industry-leading mileage and even wear,” says Sharon Cowart, director of product marketing at Michelin North America Inc. “Construction features such as dual compound treads allow the tire to be built with a top layer

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What can tire dealer survey data tell us about commercial tires?

With tires making up a significant portion of a fleet’s cost, a bit of outside advice can mean a great deal of savings in the long run. One great place to start looking for advice is with a commercial tire dealer. “Commercial servicing dealers are experts at commercial tires and are a valuable resource for

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Cooper adds new drive tire to Severe Series

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. has introduced the new Cooper Severe Series Mixed Service Drive (MSD), the latest product in its Severe Series. A deep 32/32nds tire, the Cooper Severe Series MSD is designed to handle tough off-road conditions while delivering long, even wear that fleets require on the road, Cooper says. “The new Cooper

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Technology in the world of truck tires

Technology is taking over the trucking industry. That much is clear across every aspect of the truck—from the state-of-the-art features of the engine to the tracking software that lets you know where your trailer is at all times. Naturally, it’s true for the tires as well. It might not be the most immediate area you

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Cooper Tire adds new sizes to Roadmaster RM272 tire line

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added three new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 tire line, which is made for drop deck and spread axle trailers. The tire is now available in sizes 295/75R22.5 LR H, 11R22.5 LR H and 11R24.5 LR H. According to Cooper Tire, the RM272 features a premium, high-scrub tread compound

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Not too high, not too low: The importance of keeping your truck tire inflation levels just right

A fleet manager’s job is focused on the little things. A tenth of an MPG here, an extended maintenance cycle there—across a fleet, these seemingly small points can add up to significant profits. The same goes for truck tire inflation: a few PSI in the right direction can go a long way, while a few

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. take aim at fleet tire positions with new Cooper brand truck tires

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. announced the launch of Cooper brand truck and bus radial (TBR) tires at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. Cooper TBR tires have been developed for fleets to reduce their overall tire program costs and are offered in three series based on application –

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Optimizing truck tire performance: How to protect your investment

When choosing tires, Sharon Cowart, product marketing director for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, says that the first step is to determine what your goals are for your tire program. “For over-the-road operations, it is a common goal to maximize fuel savings,” she begins. “For more localized operations the goals may be more focused on lowering

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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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Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand celebrates 10th anniversary

  Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Roadmaster line of truck tires, launched in 2007, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. “Roadmaster began with four tire lines and now we offer commercial tires for nearly every application—long haul, regional, mixed service, pick-up and delivery, and bus,” said Gary Schroeder, director of Cooper’s truck and bus tire business.

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