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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

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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

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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,

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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

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Putting together a solid truck tire service program is a marathon, not a sprint

If the engine is the beating heart of the truck, and the telematics system its brain, then the tires are the legs, enabling it to complete its runs day in and day out. Like any good runner, you can’t expect to make good time on your runs, or complete them incident-free, without a good care

Michelin rolls out two new trailer retreads

Michelin North America Inc. is launching two new pre-mold retreads to broaden its lineup of tire retread technologies. The Michelin X Multi T-SA pre-mold retread is designed to address the scrub and stresses in spread axle and tag axle applications while also providing superior mileage performance in regional and super-regional operations. The Michelin X One

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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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