GCR Tires and Service Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Proactive tire prep for the summer season

Summer is peak hauling season. Fleets must identify and address truck issues now before they interrupt operations, causing missed deadlines and delivery dates. Where does that process start? With tires. A variety of factors can impact tire performance and result in unplanned downtime—from tread depth to inflation pressure. GCR Tires and Service recommended the following

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

GCR launches Commercial Truck Tire Finder

GCR Tires & Service, a commercial tire and service network operated by Bridgestone Americas, announced the launch of its Commercial Truck Tire Finder, a digital tool that allows customers to quickly find products that meet their tire needs. The GCR Commercial Truck Tire Finder provides users with both product-specific and guided search options. The guided

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

It’s in the air: Managing and maintaining tires to increase service life

The number of tire-related issues and roadside events could be significantly reduced by maintaining proper tire pressure inspections; ultimately, downtime on the side of the road can be reduced. If a tire is 20% below recommended pressure, it must be considered flat. “Maintaining proper tire air pressure is probably the single most important maintenance activity

Know your application: Choosing the right tires for your medium-duty truck

If you came here looking for a quick and easy explanation of what kind of tires to spec for your medium-duty trucks, well, I’m afraid it’s not that simple. The problem with saying “medium-duty tires” is that it’s not an easily definable category—the medium-duty market comprises a vast array of applications. There’s food and beverage,

GCR Tires & Service launches route planner tool

GCR Tires & Service, a business of Bridgestone Americas Inc., has launched a new Route Planner tool on its website. Powered by an enhanced Store Location Finder application, the Route Planner provides access to course intelligence to locate GCR stores along haul routes and select store locations based on their specific service needs. The Route Planner enables