Michelin’s Freightliner SuperTruck 2 steer tire expected to roll out this year
It usually takes years for SuperTruck technology to be ready for the road, but Michelin’s X Line Energy Z+ tire aims for a 2023 debut.
Michelin Connected Fleet delivers new suite of fleet-management solutions
Michelin has officially launched the Michelin Connected Fleet brand in North America, bringing an all-new portfolio of fleet-management solutions to the commercial trucking industry that combines connected-vehicle technology with performance analysis and services. Michelin Connected Fleet, powered by NexTraq LLC, offers solutions for truck management, trailer management, ELDs and driver safety, plus smart report services
The widening reach of wide-base truck tires
Here’s where wide-base tire adoption stands with trucking fleets.
Michelin hits the streets with latest urban and regional tire
Michelin announced that its Agilis HD Z 19.5 tire will replace the Michelin XZE tire in the two current 19.5-in. sizes (225/70R19.5 LRG and 245/70R19.5 LRH). The tire manufacturer noted that the Agilis HD Z 19.5 will offer durability, mileage and wet traction for high-stress urban and regional commercial applications with improved rolling resistance compared
The impact of truck tire maintenance on diesel fuel economy cannot be understated
The science is simple—the air pressure in a tire is what carries the load, explained John Ramaika, regional fleet manager at Double Coin. Therefore, an underinflated tire requires more energy, meaning more fuel to roll. “The simplest and most neglected maintenance item which will impact tire performance and fuel economy is proper inflation,” he said.
Symbio, Faurecia and Michelin to develop Class 8 hydrogen-fueled truck
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected Symbio, Michelin, Faurecia along with GTI and other industry partners, to develop and demonstrate a hydrogen-fueled, regional-haul Class 8 truck, as major contributors to a state-supported hydrogen mobility project. The “Symbio H2 Central Valley Express” project, supported with $2 million from the CEC, will develop and demonstrate a
Michelin debuts Michelin X One Line Energy D2 wide-base single tire
Michelin North America Inc. is launching the Michelin X One Line Energy D2 tire for fleets that drive tires in truckload line haul transportation, the company announced during a press conference at TMC 2022. Launching May 1 in North America, the tire is designed for fuel savings and low total cost of ownership. The X One Line
Truck tire pressure: If you’re using a bat, you’re doing it wrong
Suppliers are in full agreement, perhaps best summed up by Mike Steiner, customer engineering support time zone referent at Michelin North America Inc.: “Striking a tire with a bat or hammer to determine air pressure is a method worth forgetting. There is no replacement for the high-quality, calibrated tire gauge. It remains the most effective
Truck stories we’re thankful for
The trucking industry has a lot to be thankful for this year. Sure, we have our share of challenges (we’re looking at you, Supply Chain), but the fact is that trucking flourished during the pandemic and came roaring out of it. While other industries were cutting hours and some even closing their doors, trucks rolled
Michelin spotlights service, gets 2 millionth ONCall request
At this year’s TMC Fall Meeting, Michelin North America, Inc. announced that its Michelin ONCall Emergency Roadside Service surpassed 2 million roadside tire service events. The downtime-fighting program works in harmony with Michelin’s Maestro digital services platform and allows fleets to track dispatch events in real time through the company’s LiveTrack system, and to receive
Shrader Tire & Oil purchases Macomb Tire
Shrader Tire & Oil announced the purchase of Macomb Tire, a 15-year-old commercial tire business in Roseville, Mich. The Warren Shrader Tire & Oil location offers customers truck and trailer repair, truck alignments and 24-hour truck service through the Michelin Commercial Services Network. Shrader Tire & Oil is a regional firm with locations in Michigan,
The little things that make a big difference to your tire service program
So you’ve read all about the major aspects of a good truck tire service program—and if you haven’t, you can find that story here—but what about some of the smaller things that may slip through the cracks? “Having a policy for runout tires is essential,” says Carolina Wagner, director of marketing for truck tires with