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Developing truck tire technology to go the distance  

The current landscape around commercial trucking is perhaps the most tumultuous it has been in decades and, perhaps, our lifetime. In a year that has seen diesel prices skyrocket by 55% in as little as six months, sustained volatility and uncertainty across the supply chains have fueled greater anxieties surrounding potential fuel scarcity and the

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Hankook launches app for commercial fleets, tire dealers

Hankook Tire has developed a new app for TBR tire dealer and fleet customers. The app includes features such as a dealer locator and emergency roadside assistance service for its NAP (National Accounts Program) customers. The Hankook Tire Emergency Link Program (HELP) delivers emergency services such as tire replacements, mounting and dismounting, flat tire repair

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Hankook releases SmartCity AU04 for city buses

Hankook Tire has added the SmartCity AU04 tire for city buses to its truck and bus radial (TBR) product portfolio. Hankook says it designed the SmartCity AU04 for durability and even wear with a core structure and compound that is more heat resistant, which allows for enhanced safety, longer service life on city buses and

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Love’s rewarding drivers for driving during pandemic

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is offering truck drivers a $5 e-coupon. The coupon can be used at any Love’s location for in-store purchases. Sponsors include Love’s, Chevron Delo, Continental, Hankook Tire, Tuffy Manufacturing, Cargill, International Truck and Rush Truck Centers. “This offer is a token of appreciation for the critical role professional truck

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Truck tire experts on regional application solutions

Fleet Equipment brought together seven tire manufacturers to talk about getting the best tire solution for regional applications.

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Hankook TBR partners with Love’s Travel Stops, Speedco

Some of Hankook Tire’s truck and bus radial (TBR) products are now available at Love’s Travel Stops, including their Speedco and on-site Love’s Truck Tire Care locations across the country.

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Choosing the right truck tire for the right application

Tires are increasingly being made to fit specific applications, and fleet managers should take notice when spec’ing new tires––there’s a lot to take in.

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Hankook Tire debuts e3 Wide DL21 Ultra-Super Drive tire

Hankook Tire has released its latest ultra-super single drive tire to the company’s truck and bus radial (TBR) lineup.

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Not too high, not too low: The importance of keeping your truck tire inflation levels just right

A fleet manager’s job is focused on the little things. A tenth of an MPG here, an extended maintenance cycle there—across a fleet, these seemingly small points can add up to significant profits. The same goes for truck tire inflation: a few PSI in the right direction can go a long way, while a few

Optimizing truck tire performance: How to protect your investment

When choosing tires, Sharon Cowart, product marketing director for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, says that the first step is to determine what your goals are for your tire program. “For over-the-road operations, it is a common goal to maximize fuel savings,” she begins. “For more localized operations the goals may be more focused on lowering

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It’s in the air: Managing and maintaining tires to increase service life

The number of tire-related issues and roadside events could be significantly reduced by maintaining proper tire pressure inspections; ultimately, downtime on the side of the road can be reduced. If a tire is 20% below recommended pressure, it must be considered flat. “Maintaining proper tire air pressure is probably the single most important maintenance activity

Hankook launches Smart Flex DL12 long/regional haul drive tire

Hankook Tire launched its new Smart Flex DL12 long/regional haul drive position TBR tire for fleet customers. The Smart Flex DL12 will be available for fleet customers beginning in the third quarter of 2014 and available in six sizes. The Smart Flex DL12 provides fleet customers with a long/regional haul drive tire that offers excellent