Tires & Wheels Archives - Page 43 of 45 - Fleet Equipment Magazine
When tire stems that seem okay fail

Truck maintenance may often seem like a balancing act. This is especially true with new technology, components, environmental regulations and supplier consolidation.

Alcoa introduces new stronger, lighter weight 24.5-in. LvL ONE wheel

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products recently rolled out the 24.5-in. LvL ONE wheel. The new wheel in the 24.5-in. x 8.25-in. standard wheel category works with load range “H” tires, with a load rating of 7,850 lbs., which is 450 lbs. more than steel alternatives and weighing 30 lbs. less.

Choosing the right level of partnership

The lackluster economy has forced many trucking companies to search for new ways to cut operating costs and improve efficiencies

Tires and brakes—a forced relationship

The biggest engine, the most powerful brakes, and the most sophisticated suspension systems are only as good as the power they transfer to the pavement.

Truck tire care: basic, but subtle

For years, recommendations for truck tire maintenance centered around inflation checks

When simple choices aren’t enough

Selecting the best truck tires, or more specifically, matching tires to expected service conditions, has traditionally been accomplished by following a few simple guidelines. 

Keep wheels tightened properly

There is no good time for loose truck wheels; never was,don’t expect there will be.

Where will all the steer tires go?

Having the ability to interchange used and retreaded tires of the same size on different axles is a luxury most tire managers have enjoyed for decades

Stargazin’

Will truck tires always remain round and black in essentially their present form?

Times are changing; tires, too

Not many years ago, most industry veterans would have characterized our industry as conservative, resistant to change and in some cases, downright stubborn to accept new ideas.

Progress for “pressure” is overdue

While watching some old open-wheel racing films recently, I was struck by several things.

Change? Analyze total tire cost first

There is considerable pressure within many trucking firms to examine all significant expenses with an eye to cost reduction.