Tires Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Bridgestone on pace to achieve record YOY Bandag growth

Retreading is an important solution fleets are incorporating into their tire programs that not only extends the life of tires, but helps reduce environmental impact.

Goodyear, Gatik demonstrate accurate tire-road friction potential estimate

The breakthrough will add more utility to what a tire can deliver by providing critical data that can help enhance vehicle safety.

Treading into the world of heavy-duty truck tire retreads

Everything is meticulously checked to ensure that a tire not suitable for retreading doesn’t slip through the cracks.

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The widening reach of wide-base truck tires 

Here’s where wide-base tire adoption stands with trucking fleets.

Tire technology and advancements far and wide

Tire manufacturers continue to improve the performance and longevity of wide-base tires.

Five truck trend takeaways from December

Take a look back at December’s biggest stories while you look ahead to the New Year.

A balancing act with tires

More years ago than I might care to admit –  44 years to tell the truth – I became aware of the independent repair shop near my home. As a sophomore in high school, the need for a future career lurked in my subconscious but being a mechanic was not in the embryonic plan. Nevertheless,

Pressure Systems International announces new organizational appointments

Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has made the following personnel appointments to further strengthen their organization. James Sharkey has been promoted to president of P.S.I. and will continue to guide the company in new directions, domestically and internationally. Celebrating over 38 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry, Sharkey previously served as vice president of global sales

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Developing truck tire technology to go the distance  

The current landscape around commercial trucking is perhaps the most tumultuous it has been in decades and, perhaps, our lifetime. In a year that has seen diesel prices skyrocket by 55% in as little as six months, sustained volatility and uncertainty across the supply chains have fueled greater anxieties surrounding potential fuel scarcity and the

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Understanding the cost of truck tire underinflation: An afternoon with P.S.I.

The price of gas steadily climbs along with consumer expectations in the growing market. Now, more than ever, fleet operators are depending on their trucks to get the job done right and in a timely manner. That cannot be done if your trailers are rolling on underinflated tires. Tire pressure plays an important role in

Continental announces new head of U.S. market replacement truck tire

Continental recently announced a promotion for its truck tires business in the Americas region, which is comprised of medium/heavy commercial tires. Renato Sarzano, head of truck tire the Americas, recently announced that Shaun Uys was promoted to head of U.S. market replacement truck tire including responsibility for truck tire U.S. key accounts management (KAM) fleets. Uys

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Seasonal maintenance tips as the cold weather rolls in

No one’s ever really ready for winter to move in—the cold weather, snow and wind that hurts your face, not to mention the slush and bad roads. Now I know what you’re probably thinking. “Tess, slow down. We’re barely into October,” and you’d be right but shortly after all the touchdowns have been scored and