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.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added two new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line for drop-deck trailers, with the new sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5. Designed to ward off irregular wear and damage due to curbing, the RM272 features a four-belt steel casing and has a slightly rounded tread footprint, along with a reinforced
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has announced that it has added a new size to its Roadmaster RM332 WB commercial tire line, which is a premium, wide-base steer tire for mixed service applications. The RM332 is now available in size 385/65R22.5 in load range L, in addition to size 425/65R22.5 in load range L introduced in
When asked by Fleet Equipment what maintenance practices they would recommend to preserve tire casing integrity, Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. provided an extremely detailed answer, which, while unable to make it into the print story, we thought we would share here so fleets can bolster their knowledge. Here is the full answer from Gary Schroeder, director of
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
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is adding to its Roadmaster line of commercial tires with the introduction of the new RM332 WB heavy-duty wide base tire in size 425/65R22.5. The RM332 WB is designed for the steer axle in mixed service applications. The Roadmaster RM332 WB has a specially designed rib-type tread pattern to withstand
Fleet managers know all too well that tires are often one of their biggest expenses. Working with a trusted tire dealer can help fleets manage costs by obtaining quality products and services that are readily available—sometimes over several years (depending on the application)—and helping fleets choose the right tires and services for their specific needs. We
There are many tire management and service options available to fleets; we will go through just a few of these options with the advice of the major tire makers. Some of the most beneficial service options available to fleets come from tire dealers and their trained technicians, notes Bridgestone. The dealers use the right equipment
Tires have always been one of the top three costs for fleet operations. Good maintenance practices are being tested as fleets work to avoid CSA citations.
Every tire tells a story—a saga of the hundreds upon thousands of miles of rubber laid down on highways and byways. Once a tire comes out of service, it’s important to listen to what that tire has to say. Every pinhole of air pressure loss is an anecdote, every instance of premature tread wear a
Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. has announced its new Roadmaster Fleet Service Network, offering 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets that are part of the Roadmaster national account program. The Roadmaster Fleet Service Network applies consistent pricing for tire and services across the country regardless of location and provides the ease of
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is adding to its Roadmaster line of commercial tires with a new entry that is designed specifically to withstand the demands of sanitation trucks. The new RM230 WH is an all-position waste-haul tire available in size 315/80R22.5 with load range L. “We designed this tire specifically with the steer position