Chosen from three finalists, Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., received the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on March 31.
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
Stemco, manufacturers of heavy-duty components and solutions, have officially reached a trademark license agreement with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. The new agreement follows Stemco’s recent acquisition of the manufacturer of Goodyear Air Springs. It gives Stemco, as the licensee, the authority to continue using the Goodyear trademarks and brand names when marketing and selling the
The new Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center is located at 1157 Turnpike Street in Stoughton, Mass., and gives fleets even access to Goodyear’s Total Solution of tires, services and information tools. Spanning 17,000 sq. ft. and featuring two dedicated truck service bays, the Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center in Stoughton offers: New Goodyear, Dunlop
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced a new tire called Fuel Max RSA, specially made for regional and long haul fleets. The Fuel Max RSA, which is SmartWay-compliant, has the following features according to Goodyear: Goodyear Fuel Max Technology, which contains cool-running compounds to lower tire rolling resistance and improve fuel efficiency A tri-layer compound for exceptional mileage, rolling
“SmartWay verification is becoming an increasingly important designation for retreads as more fleets realize that the use of fuel-efficient retreads can help them control their costs more effectively,” says Brian Buckham, general manager of product marketing for Goodyear Commercial Tire. “By leveraging new tire compounding technology and tread designs, we can continue to make strides
Goodyear has opened two more Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers: one in Seattle, Wash., and another in Chesapeake, Va. These additions follow the recent openings of Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers in Dearborn, Mich.; Montgomery, Ala.; and Garland, Texas. The new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers offer: New Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly brand
Goodyear announced the availability of the company’s G186 MSA (mixed-service, all-position) UniCircle retread, which features Goodyear’s spliceless UniCircle Technology. The G186 MSA UniCircle boasts three zig-zag circumferential grooves for extra all-season traction, a long-wearing compound for increased tread life, and other features. “Goodyear UniCircle retreads feature a spliceless, seamless design, which offers several benefits, including snug adherence
Stemco has begun production on Goodyear Air Springs for the first time since buying out the manufacturer. The company has announced the continuation of the Super Cushion and Spring Ride product lines under the Stemco name. Stemco recently acquired the manufacturer of Goodyear Air Springs from ContiTech, taking over the Super Cushion and Spring Ride lines of