Bridgestone on pace to achieve record YOY Bandag growth
Retreading is an important solution fleets are incorporating into their tire programs that not only extends the life of tires, but helps reduce environmental impact.
Treading into the world of heavy-duty truck tire retreads
Everything is meticulously checked to ensure that a tire not suitable for retreading doesn’t slip through the cracks.
Bridgestone introduces new Bandag drive tire tread with improved wear life
Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of the new Bandag B713 FuelTech drive tire tread. The new tread is SmartWay verified and delivers fuel efficiency as well as improved wear life without compromising on traction or reliable performance, the company noted. Key features to the Bridgestone Bandag B713 FuelTech design, according the company, include: • A
Penske, Bridgestone extend technology, sustainability partnership
Bridgestone and Penske Truck Leasing have renewed their strategic partnership agreement to test, develop and deploy Bridgestone technology and mobility solutions for the commercial segment in the U.S. and Canada with a focus on more cost-effective and sustainable results for fleets. As part of the agreement, Penske will also remain a preferred customer of Bridgestone
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
Watch: Where on the truck should a retreaded steer tire casing go next?
For the most part, it’s a misconception that retreading steer tire casings back to the steer axle is unsafe, and fleets that do this aren’t as uncommon as you might think. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Let’s say you retread a
Watch: How to start bringing retread savings to trucking
Fleets that decide to spec retread tires will oftentimes save money without sacrificing performance. But to see maximum value, it all starts with selecting the right casing. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: The value proposition of retreading holds true whether you
Continental sells six retread locations to ContiLifeCycle dealer Conlan tire
Continental and BestDrive, LLC announce the sale of six company-owned BestDrive retread locations to lifelong ContiLifeCycle dealer Conlan Tire. Continental says this decision aligns with its strategy of supporting the growth of its independent ContiLifeCycle dealers and ensuring maximum support of fleet customers across the U.S., while positioning BestDrive for continued growth in other regions.
Wherefore art thou, vocational truck retreads?
Retread tires and vocational trucks: Is it just me or is there a bit of a “Romeo and Juliet” quality to this tale – sort of a “we want to be together, but what will our fleet families think” kind of vibe? And, when that truck happens to be one working in one of the
Goodyear introduces three new commercial tires during virtual conference
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced several new product lines to be launched in 2021 during its virtual customer conference held Dec. 7. The new tires are intended for the long-haul, regional/urban and mixed service segments. Fuel Max LHD 2 Goodyear is launching the new Fuel Max LHD 2 in early 2021 for long-haul
Vipal Rubber releases VT850 HD tread
Vipal Rubber is introducing its VT850 tread, developed for heavy-duty work vehicles such as motor graders, wood grabber loaders, and vehicles that require traction to operate off-road, to the U.S. market. This new product was created with a design that allows excellent traction power and self-cleaning of the tread, the company says. The VT850 tread
Bridgestone adds to Bandag MaxTread portfolio
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has added the FuelTech Drive retread for the drive wheel position to its Bandag MaxTread line. The MaxTread FuelTech Drive is a SmartWay-verified, closed-shoulder retread engineered for fleets operating in over-the-road hauling services. Utilizing a special tread compound to lower rolling resistance and deliver excellent mileage performance, this retread is also California