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Goodyear adds UniCircle tread for mixed-service applications

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

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Stemco starts production of Goodyear air springs products

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

Stemco acquires Goodyear air springs manufacturer

Stemco has acquired the manufacturer of Goodyear air springs, as well as Super Cushion and Spring Ride air springs, from ContiTech, a division of Continental Corporation. With this, Stemco acquires the Super Cushion and Spring Ride lines of truck, trailer and truck cab suspension products, as well as cab seat springs. Also included in the acquisition are

Goodyear adds Fuel Max retread

Regional fleets that require a balance of fuel efficiency, traction and long miles to removal have a new PreCure retread option from The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. “The G682 RSD Fuel Max, which is designed for drive applications, enables regional fleets to face challenging surfaces,” said Norberto Flores, marketing manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

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Tire, wheel programs can help fleets reduce downtime

“The more you see them, the fewer problems you’ll experience,” says Walt Weller, vice president of sales at Double Coin Tire, the exclusive distributor of Double Coin products in North America. “One of the most expensive issues for fleets is road service for tires, and much of the time those are preventable problems.” Double Coin,

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Goodyear names 32nd Highway Hero

A truck driver who saved a law enforcement official from being strangled by a prisoner has been named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero. Chosen from three finalists, Clinton Blackburn of Morehead, Ky., accepted the 32nd Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award during MATS. Blackburn was driving near Elizabethtown, Ky., last year when he observed a

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Making a case for better tire care

A case could be made for the statement, “the best tires are only as good as their air pressure.” If the correct tire air pressure is not maintained, tires will fail prematurely. According to Gary Schroeder, director of commercial vehicle and OEM sales for Cooper Tire, “Everyone will agree that the No.1 tip for longer

Goodyear puts its Fuel Max tires through their paces, focuses on efficiency

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. invited customers and media to its San Angelo, Texas, proving grounds to demonstrate the fuel-efficiency benefits of its Fuel Max product line and a new tool to expedite roadside service calls. Goodyear introduced the first tire in its Fuel Max line in October 2014. The Fuel Max LHD G505D is

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Goodyear to announce 32nd Highway Hero during Mid-America Trucking Show

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will announce the winner of the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on Thursday, March 26, during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. According to the tire maker, the Goodyear Highway Hero Award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. “Truck drivers

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Goodyear highlights SmartWay-verified retreads, tire

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is giving fuel-conscious fleets two more SmartWay-verified retread products to help reduce their operating costs, according to the company. Goodyear’s G392A SSD UniCircle and G394A SST UniCircle wide-base retread products recently earned SmartWay verification, according to Brian Buckham, general manager, product marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “These retread products

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Concerning tire casings for retread

Regardless of the retread you select, the process rests on the quality of the tire casing. It takes a quality casing to produce a quality retread. Every aspect of the new tire building process impacts casing quality, including the tire building process, grade of materials selected, engineering modeling, tire design and the tire’s dimensional specifications.

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Rolling with retreads: Extending efficiency and controlling tire TCO

Like most segments of the heavy-duty trucking industry, the fuel efficiency trend is rolling through tire retreads. While the conversation used to revolve around miles to removal, today’s talks are skewing toward fuel efficiency and total cost of ownership (TCO). “For most fleets, fuel costs represent the single highest non-payroll operating expense. So fewer stops

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