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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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Five steps to bring retread savings to vocational truck tire applications

Rolling through rugged construction sites, cornering in cramped city streets, or tackling rough-and-tumble, stop-and-go refuse tasks, you demand performance from your vocational tires above all. While the ROI that their long-haul brethren reap from retreads is well documented, that same value prop can be true for vocational tires. And you don’t have to just take

Michelin begins shutdown of U.S., Canadian plants due to Coronavirus

Michelin North America, Inc., will begin a temporary, phased shutdown of some of its tire production facilities in the United States and Canada due to the broad effects of the COVID-19 strain of the Coronavirus. The company said the phased suspension of some manufacturing will begin immediately and, based on the current outlook, will last

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Michelin continues North Americas operations, but monitoring Coronavirus

Michelin said March 19 that the company is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and making plans for short-, mid- and long-term contingencies; however, to date, all of the company’s activities in North America are operating normally. The company says at this time its immediate priority is the health and safety of its employees and communities,

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TMC 2020: All the news from the show (Updated)

Fleet Equipment is live covering the 2020 TMC Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the industry’s annual gathering where rules and regulations are set, issues are discussed, and news is made. You can find all that news below, and this post will be updated throughout the week as more news breaks. You can also find the rest

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Michelin introduces light maintenance program for trailers

Michelin Mechanical Care, a new program that outsources scheduled light mechanical maintenance for trailers, was introduced by the company’s Services Division at TMC 2020. Michelin Mechanical Care is powered by Decisiv’s Service Relationship Management (SRM) technology. Leveraging the Michelin Commercial Service Network, the offer coordinates trailer light mechanical service needs through a network of technicians who, according

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