It’s about relationships “So, what’s new?” A common pitfall is to answer that question only in terms of individual products or services and not to appreciate fully the synergies that flow from some component interactions that are becoming more common.
If some amount of a concept or product is good, then more of it should be better, right?
The soft-riding trucks of today are a far cry from therough-and-tumble kidney bouncers of yesterday.
Few managers question the traditional benefits of a well thought out and executed tire/wheel program.
I recently hopped into a shiny new rental car. In short order, I pulled to the side of the road after deciding that I was being distracted trying to locate the controls to perform basic functions such as turning on headlights, de-froster, radio, and map lights.
Making effective tire choices for fuel efficiency, relates Curtis Decker, national manager, field engineering at Continental Tire North America, Commercial Group, means fleet managers have to first consider the true environment in which their vehicles operate.
Light-duty trucks, generally considered all-purpose vehicles, are classified at up to 10,000 lbs. GVW, but for the purpose of this column, we’ll extend the term to cover Class 3 and 4 offerings.
In case you haven’t noticed, truck tires with new sidewall names are starting to appear where only well known brands have tread (couldn’t resist that pun) until recently.
It’s been a long time coming and, in the opinion of most tire industry engineers, long past due. Bias ply truck tires are becoming relics of a past age.