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Are you retreading your tires? Maybe you should be

The fact of the matter is that while 90% of fleets with 1,000 or more trucks retread tires, at the other end of the spectrum, only 34% of fleets with one to four trucks and 55% of fleets with five to 24 trucks retread.

What you can do to keep track of tire inflation and wear

Maintaining proper inflation pressure in tires is the single most important factor in extending tire life. Both overinflation and underinflation have a negative impact on the tire’s footprint and tread wear. When the tire is not contacting the road as the tire design intended, the tread area will wear irregularly, and therefore, more rapidly. Underinflation

Goodyear honors Paul Mathias with Highway Hero Award

Paul Mathias, a truck driver who stepped in to help a family when their SUV was struck by another vehicle, accepted the Goodyear Highway Hero Award this week. Mathias, a U.S. military veteran, had just stopped his truck at a red light in Phoenix, Arizona, when a vehicle slammed into an SUV that carried a mother and

Toyo Tire introduces new all-weather truck tire for local, regional applications

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the Toyo M655 all-weather tire for local and regional service applications into the U.S market. The tire was already previously available in Canada. This mixed service commercial tire, suitable for both drive and steer applications, is built for year-round use in demanding conditions, including snow and ice, the company

BFGoodrich launches two new highway truck tires

BFGoodrich announced the launch of two new tires: the Highway Control S and Highway Control T. The new BFGoodrich Highway Control tire line, which is SmartWay verified, is designed with features that include the following, according to the company: New sidewall compounds designed to provide fuel efficiency without sacrificing wear; Improved shoulder rib with microsipes

Cooper Tire launches Pro Series LHS steer tire

Cooper Tire has launched a new long haul steer (LHS) tire as part of its Pro Series product line. The new steer tire will initially be available in size 295/75R22.5, with other sizes becoming available in June. The new tire features Cooper’s ECO (Energy Conservation Optimization) technology that combines tire design, compounding and construction to

Bridgestone launches ‘Fleets We Depend On’ campaign in push for retreading

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has launched a new, industry-wide campaign focused on educating small-to-medium sized fleets on the advantages of retreads. The campaign focuses on the cost savings and environmental advantages of retreading, Bridgestone said. The initiative, called the “Fleets We Depend On” campaign, spotlights the fleets we all depend on most—from fire departments to first

P.S.I. announces TireView TPMS solution

During the 2019 TMC Annual Meeting, P.S.I. announced TireView, a tire pressure monitoring system for trucks, tractors and trailers. Adding TPMS to the P.S.I. product line represents a key expansion of the company’s portfolio in order to provide a “bumper-to-bumper” solution for tire management. The company explained that TireView offers a high degree of flexibility,

Continental’s ContiPressureCheck TPMS integrates with Truck-Lite Co.’s Road Ready trailer telematics

Continental has integrated the ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with the Road Ready trailer telematics system from Truck-Lite Co., the companies announced. Road Ready’s SmartBridge Integrator now broadcasts data from Continental’s ContiPressureCheck TPMS to the cloud, where it can be seen on the Road Ready user interface. This allows integration of tire pressure and temperature

Yokohama debuts two new commercial tires

Yokohama Tire is introducing two new SmartWay-verified low-rolling-resistance tires tires: the 712L and 114R UWB. Manufactured in Yokohama’s plant in West Point, Miss., the 712L long-haul, drive tire will be available April 1 in four sizes: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5. “The deep-tread 712L offers advanced wear resistance, top-tier fuel efficiency and traction, and tough,

Signs of truck tire wear: What to look for and what to do next

Managing your tire program requires looking for signs of wear or damage and properly maintaining your vehicle to help avoid issues so you get the maximum return on your investment. The development of irregular tire wear is very common on trucks of all types. Some of the common causes include alignment issues, under-inflation, overloading, suspension

Alcoa launches Dura-Black heavy-duty truck, trailer wheels

Alcoa has launched the new Dura-Black line of wheels for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. According to the company, the new line of wheels offer the same advantages as all lightweight Alcoa forged aluminum wheels, making them lighter and stronger than steel wheels to improve payload and fuel efficiency while increasing resale value over the life