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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.

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Closing the retread gap for commercial trucks

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Marangoni opens new Ringtread facility in Florida

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

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Watch: Don’t let road gators take a bite out of your fleet

Keeping your fleet’s steer, drive and trailer tires properly inflated during summer months will significantly reduce the probability of your tires failing and producing road gators, which is both a safety issue and bad for your bottom line.

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Truck-Lite integrates Stemco wireless products into Road Ready System

Truck-Lite has integrated the Stemco wireless suite of products into the Road Ready system via its SmartBridge Integrator (SBI).

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Nokian Heavy Tyres R&D center in Finland will reach full capacity in 2021

A 37,674-square-foot R&D center being built in Nokia, Finland will soon be ready to install machinery and the factory will reach full capacity in 2021, Nokian Tyres says.

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Yokohama Tire’s Mississippi plant voted ‘Best Overall Industry in West Point’

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi was voted “Best Overall Industry in West Point” by the residents of West Point, Mississippi, the city where the 1-million-square-foot plant opened in October 2015.

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The benefits of keeping truck tire inflation correct and consistent

If a tire operates outside proper inflation parameters, it will never perform as it was intended, and the fleet will bear the financial impact of this.

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