Goodyear purchases Raben Tire
Goodyear says the purchase advances its “Connected Business Model” and makes it easier for consumers and fleets to buy and recommend Goodyear tires.
Goodyear, Priva piloting intelligent tires with fleets
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is collaborating with mobility company Priva to provide tire monitoring capabilities that allow fleets to operate more efficiently. Priva is a Michigan-based startup that provides mobile offices for workers on the go.
Goodyear will inspect tires during Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck event
During this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck event, which starts June 4, members of the Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network are offering tire inspections and other tire management services.
Goodyear honors Paul Mathias with Highway Hero Award
Paul Mathias, a truck driver who stepped in to help a family when their SUV was struck by another vehicle, accepted the Goodyear Highway Hero Award this week. Mathias, a U.S. military veteran, had just stopped his truck at a red light in Phoenix, Arizona, when a vehicle slammed into an SUV that carried a mother and
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
Goodyear to sell commercial tires directly to customers online
On the heels of a successful online retail program for its consumer tire lines, Goodyear is expanding its e-commerce program to include its commercial products, scheduled to launch as a pilot program in the second quarter of 2019, with full availability in Q3 2019. The online program will let owner-operators and small fleets buy Goodyear
Goodyear introduces two regional-haul tires
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced two new regional-haul tires, the Goodyear Fuel Max RTD and the Goodyear Ultra Grip RTD. The Goodyear Fuel Max RTD, a drive traction tire, balances enhanced fuel efficiency with long miles to removal and traction, according to Goodyear. Compliant with Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
Goodyear now accepting submissions for Highway Hero Award
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has announced that it is accepting nominees for its annual Highway Hero Award. Nominations will be open until November 29, 2018. “As we join the trucking industry in celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we recognize truck drivers and the role they play in keeping our economy and
The diesel impact of tire selection
There is a clear conflict between rolling efficiency and durability in terms of tire design. The advent of low rolling resistance tires was a boon for fuel efficiency and SmartWay verification, but the tire construction, compounds and tread design that make those possible weren’t always the most durable, which could lead to reduced miles-to-removal. Today’s
Goodyear launches new wide-base tires for long-haul fleets
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has introduced two new wide-base tires geared toward long-haul fleets. The Goodyear Fuel Max SSD drive and Goodyear Fuel Max SST trailer tires are available now. Features of the new tires, according to the company, include the following: Goodyear DuraSeal Technology, which helps seal punctures of up to ¼-in. in
TravelCenters of America holds grand opening of new retread center
TravelCenters of America held the grand opening of its TA Commercial Tire Network Retread Center on July 12. The new retread center is now open and producing retread tires, and is part of the Goodyear Authorized Retread Network. Customer-owned casings can be retreaded with premium performance Goodyear treads. The 32,000-sq. ft. TA Commercial Tire Network
Dig into tire details during maintenance
The importance of scrap tire analysis cannot be overlooked, and oftentimes an analysis will provide a valuable but easily implemented fix in your tire maintenance practices to help improve tire life. There are several resources on scrap tire analysis that fleets should consult. TMC produces both the Tire Conditions Analysis Guide and the TMC Radial