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Optimizing wide base tire options for weight reduction, fuel savings

Adoption of wide-base tires has increased since their entrance into the market in 2000. At first, fleets were hesitant to adopt these tires at first, primarily because there was initially a learning curve that needed to be addressed. Now that fleet operators know and understand the basic benefits of wide-base tires, the conversation has turned

wide-base tires with aluminum rims can reduce a truck’s GVWR by at least 1,100 lbs.
Managing tires matters: Products and systems to ensure uptime, lower operating costs

With well over one million tires on the road, it’s highly appropriate that Ryder System’s vice president of supply management, Scott Perry, uses the word “dynamic” when he’s describing the company’s extensive Total Tire Management program. “With a commercial fleet nearing 200,000 vehicles, we have approximately 1.25 million tires in our system,” he says. “Needless

Ryder’s Total Tire Management program also involves a proactive and comprehensive approach
Managing tires: Manufacturer programs can help fleets lower tire costs

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s Recommended Practice RP 236A—Outsourcing Guidelines For Tire & Wheel Maintenance contains a wealth of information that can help fleets make more effective tire management decisions. As the RP notes, fleets are looking for efficient and productive ways to better manage tire costs and are turning to outsourcing

Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology provides benefits through multiple retreads

DuraSeal Technology is a gel-like substance that is built into a tire’s casing at the time of manufacture and instantly seals nail-hole punctures of up to a quarter-inch in diameter in the repairable area of a tire’s tread. “Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology not only keeps trucks up and running, which helps prevent expensive downtime and helps

Goodyear brings ‘big fleet benefits’ to owner/operators and mid-size fleets

Owner-operators through mid-size fleets that attended MATS had the opportunity to start enjoying all of the benefits that The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. delivers to large fleets by signing up for Goodyear’s Smart Fleet program. “The Goodyear Smart Fleet program gives owner-operators, as well as mid-size fleets, access to the benefits that up until

Love’s Travel Stops now carry more tire choices

Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) has consistently remained a top choice for professional truck drivers because of its commitment to customer service and its adherence to offer a variety of products. Love’s Truck Tire Care centers recently provided more diversity by adding tire brand offerings Goodyear and Continental. The additions provide professional drivers with a well-rounded

Longer tire life thanks to smarter management

Understanding and choosing tires with outstanding technology and fitting them to the fleet’s needs won’t amount to much if the tires aren’t also properly maintained. Every fleet should have a formal tire maintenance program to assure its tires are cared for and managed smartly. This will provide the most service to the fleet and provide

Goodyear to announce 31st Highway Hero at MATS

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will announce the winner of the 31st Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award on March 27, during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. The Goodyear Highway Hero Award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Finalists for the 31st Goodyear Highway Hero

New Goodyear tires target mixed-service applications

The new Goodyear G731 MSA and G751 MSA mixed-service tires will be available this summer. The tire are designed for construction, dump, cement mixers and other mixed-service fleets to help their trucks travel across challenging surfaces. Fleets will be able to buy several sizes of these tires with Goodyear’s exclusive DuraSeal Technology. The G731 MSA,

Veyance Technologies launches new air spring line, Springride

Veyance Technologies Inc., manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products, announces the launch of its new air spring line, Springride, designed for second- and third-time commercial vehicle owners. Springride air springs provide an economical alternative to the brand’s premium Super Cushion air springs preferred by first-time owners and original equipment manufacturers, according to the company. Manufactured in North

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Goodyear Truck Tires available through Love’s Truck Tire Care Centers

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s new agreement with Love’s Travel Stops gives fleets and owner-operators more access to Goodyear truck tires. Premium Goodyear Fuel Max truck tires – including the G399A LHS Fuel Max steer tire, G572A LHD Fuel Max drive tire and the G316 LHT Fuel Max trailer tire, as well as the

Goodyear expands retread network

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has expanded its Goodyear Authorized Retread network with the addition of Colonial Tire Distributors, a Richmond, Va.-based provider of Goodyear commercial truck tires, retreads and other products and services. Colonial Tire Distributors, a subsidiary of Colonial Truck Co., sells new Goodyear commercial truck tires and Goodyear retreads at three

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