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.
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
“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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
Though it may look like junk to the untrained eye, a used tire can actually be a useful source of information and a way for fleets to recoup major savings. Analyzing scrap tires can offer a number of critical insights to help maximize miles and minimize down time and wasted opportunities to retread a casing.
Maintaining trailer tires is one of the most challenging aspects of commercial fleet maintenance, since tires are frequently rotated or released in a route or during a delivery change. With tires making up one of the largest costs of fleet equipment, we’ve asked industry experts for tips on extending the tread life of trailer tires—recommendations