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Podcast: Michelin on the importance of the right truck tires in the right applications

Michelin has been busy this year, introducing quite a few new tires within just the first few months of 2021—there’s the new Energy commercial tires, the new X Works drive tire and the regional X One trailer tire. Joining me on today’s podcast is Coy Jones, senior marketing manager for on road with Michelin to

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Michelin launches X Works drive tire for mixed-use trucks

Michelin North America, Inc. has launched X Works D, a new generation of its on-/off-road drive tire designed for the construction, energy, concrete and logging sectors operating in mixed-use conditions. Full-tread-depth lateral groove tread patterns provide balance between stability for increased wear and improved rubber-to-void ratio for maximum traction, Michelin says. Teardrop sipes in the

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Michelin releases new regional X One trailer tire

Michelin North America, Inc. is launching the Michelin X One Multi T trailer tire. Launching for the North American regional market, Michelin says the tire is designed for high-scrub, weight-sensitive applications. The X One Multi T is available for spread and multi-axle trailer fitment configurations. The X One Multi T tire is targeted for weight-sensitive

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Michelin introduces two new Energy commercial tires

Michelin North America, Inc. has announced the launch of two new tires, the Multi Energy Z2 tire for regional and super-regional applications, and the Michelin X Line Energy T2 dual trailer tire for the long-haul and truckload market. The Michelin X Multi Energy Z2 tire is designed for less-than-truckload and multiple-stop delivery fleets that run

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The one tire maintenance focus to bring you certainty in uncertain times

If there’s one thing we all need a little of right now, it’s stability. Something we can depend upon. Something that, no matter what happens, if we just focus on this one thing, everything will be okay. Lean in closer, fleet friends, because I know that one thing. Are you ready? Proper tire inflation. Now,

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The most overlooked truck tire maintenance practice (and six basic tire service tips)

According to the top truck tire pros that we polled, the most overlooked truck tire maintenance practice is … actually overlooking the tire during the maintenance process. But you don’t have to take my word for it. “A hands-on tire inspection is a commonly overlooked practice,” confirmed Matt Schnedler, product manager for truck and bus

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Scrap tire analysis thoughts from trucking’s top minds

See the rising sun behind the peaks of that pile of rubber? There’s gold in them there black hills, fleet managers. Gold in the form of information–a tale of your tire operations, maintenance and pressure management practices. So don some protective gloves and let’s start grabbing some scrap tire rubber out of the pile to

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NexTraq introduces customizable vehicle inspection checklist

NexTraq, a Michelin Group company, is launching NexTraq Vehicle Inspection, a tool that provides a customizable pre-trip vehicle inspection checklist. Customizable inspection checklists are available for industry vehicles used in construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, excavation and others. Checklists can be customized to include information for trucks, vans and a wide variety of other equipment.

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Answering your tire pressure management questions

You’ve heard the stats: tires are the second-highest annual cost for the average fleet, behind fuel; and a major component of that is tire pressure. But why is that, and what can you do about it? FE spoke with many major players in the truck tire industry to answer your biggest questions about tire pressure

An overview of the TPMS and ATIS offerings

There is a wide variety of tire inflation technology available, both in TPMS and ATIS form. Let’s take a quick look at some of the offerings.

Michelin introduces digital services platform for fleets

Michelin has released a new digital cloud-based platform, Maestro. According to the company, Maestro streamlines the working relationship between service providers, fleets and Michelin with real-time digitization that reduces billing errors and improves service turnaround time. Maestro’s scheduling and real-time communication features are designed to help with productivity for servicing vehicles and planning for future

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Michelin redesigns X One Line Energy T2 trailer tire

Michelin North America, Inc. is launching the redesigned Michelin X One Line Energy T2 tire for the line-haul market. “The trailer-wheel position is a challenging position for long-haul tire design. The free-rolling wheel position is subject to variable loads, less maintenance and irregular wear,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing at Michelin North

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