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Bridgestone plants recognized by PACCAR with supplier quality awards

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.’s Warren County, Tennessee and LaVergne, Tennessee truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing facilities were recently recognized by PACCAR with a 2018 Quality Achievement Award.

Yokohama introduces SmartWay-verified open shoulder regional drive tire

Yokohama Tire has launched the 715R, a new, open shoulder, regional drive tire.

Understanding the truck tire compounding process

Commercial truck tires have basic ingredients. It all starts with a mixture of mostly natural rubber and/or some synthetic rubber, filler materials (typically carbon black and silica), waxes and oils as well as various chemical additives that promote elasticity, eco-friendliness and durability.

Choosing the right truck tire for the right application

Tires are increasingly being made to fit specific applications, and fleet managers should take notice when spec’ing new tires––there’s a lot to take in.

Watch: Fifteen years later, are SmartWay tires still the smart choice?

The EPA launched SmartWay 15 years ago this month. It’s a program which was created to reduce freight transportation-related climate change and emissions, which ultimately leads to fleets saving more money. But after all this time, are SmartWay tires still the smart choice?

Watch: TPMS or ATIS – What’s better for your truck?

There are two main types of digital tire monitoring systems in the marketplace: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, known as TPMS, and Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, known as ATIS. Deciding on one system over another isn’t as straight-forward as you might think. Both have their own set of pros and cons, to the point that some fleets even opt to use both systems at the same time.

Closing the retread gap for commercial trucks

Tire manufacturers are constantly exploring ways to make the retread process more cost-effective while increasing productivity.

Pirelli-branded R89 series regional application tire released to North America

The R89 Series tire line is dedicated to regional market applications and features drive (both open and closed shoulder) and steer applications.

Data, business intelligence and lifecycle management helping fleets lower costs of tire use

When it comes to operating a heavy-duty truck, tires are among the most important­—and costly—parts to maintain. Knowing how to use the right kind of tires, effective maintenance and repair (M&R) practices, and implementing appropriate lifecycle strategies can save millions on a fleet’s bottom line.

Bridgestone expands all-terrain tire line to include sizes for medium-duty commercial vehicles

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has expanded its Firestone Transforce tire line to include new size offerings for Class 4 and 5 commercial truck vehicles.

Three tips for longer commercial truck tire life

While aerodynamics, the proper spec and the enforcement of reduced idling practices can help keep fuel costs under control, keeping a watchful eye on tire life and maintenance can make all the difference on a fleet’s service P&L.

Marangoni opens new Ringtread facility in Florida

Marangoni Tread North America has added Pride Enterprises in Avon Park, Florida to the Marangoni Ringtread network.