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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 way

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

Tire forensics: The importance of scrap tire analysis

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.

How to extend tire tread life

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

Goodyear releases Endurance LHD long-haul tire

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. introduced a new long-haul tire, the Endurance LHD. Features of the Goodyear Endurance LHD highlighted by the company include: A new cap base tread combination to help promote longer miles to removal and lower rolling resistance; A new sidewall compound to help lower rolling resistance and promote fuel efficiency; A

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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Tire casings that live another day

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

Goodyear now accepting nominations for the Highway Hero award

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29, 2016. Goodyear will announce the 34th Highway Hero Award winner next March during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. 2016’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Julian Kaczor, a truck driver from Utica, N.Y., pulled a severely injured motorist from a flame-engulfed