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Aggressive Bridgestone M775 Drive now available

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) is now offering fleets in the U.S. the new Bridgestone M775 on/off-highway drive radial, a tire popular with logging and oil field service fleets in Canada. For severe-service applications, this aggressive drive delivers superior traction and exceptional removal mileage while being usable at highway speeds to 65 MPH, its maker said.

Michelin expands off-road application of X One wide single tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has expanded the offering of its innovative line of wide single tires to include the on-/off-road applications. The company said the Michelin X One XZY3 tire is an all-position radial tire designed for optimized weight savings and significant fuel savings in on-/off-road operations.

New Bridgestone, Bandag warranty extends coverage for premium products

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) is introducing an extended warranty for its premium truck tires and casings, increasing the coverage period for seven years and three retreads. The exclusive new limited warranty covers the company’s best-selling Bridgestone-brand premium commercial tires and casing when retreaded with the Bandag process.

Michelin introduces XZE2 regional truck tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has unveiled a new version of its popular regional tire, the all-position Michelin XZE tire, to leaders at the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) show. The new tire carries the designation Michelin XZE2.

TireVigil InTow monitors trailer tires

To address the increasing cost of tire maintenance, roadside delays and fuel, TireStamp Corp., a tire monitoring and tire asset management systems supplier, has announced the TireVigil InTow solution for commercial fleet operators who are plagued with trailer tire problems.

Bridgestone debuts on/off-highway wide-base tire

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) is introducing the Bridgestone L315, an aggressive-traction on/off-highway wide-base radial the company said is engineered for long mileage, superior traction and outstanding flotation.

SKF introduces industry-first rebuild kit for PreSet hub assemblies

SKF announced this week that it now provides the industry’s only all-in-one rebuild kit for PreSet hub assemblies. Each SKF rebuild kit contains everything needed for servicing PreSet hub assemblies, including two specific and tightly toleranced half stand tapered bearing sets, an SKF Scotseal PlusXL wheel seal, an SKF TF Hubcap (when applicable) and a precision machined PreSet bearing spacer.

P.S.I.’s Commercial Fleet Tire Digest complete Volume 1 book now available

The Commercial Fleet Tire Digest is a guide to reducing tire expenditures. Each month Al Cohn, director of new market development and engineering support for Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) discusses a subject of particular interest to fleet operators and others concerned with tire safety, wear and cost as well as how to enhance fuel economy through tire technology and use.

Nitto Tire introduces DURA Grappler Highway Terrain (NTGHT) tire

Nitto Tire North America Inc. has introduced the Nitto DURA Grappler Highway Terrain tire, a tire prioritized for mileage, durability and traction, the maker said. The Grappler lineup now extends to the demands of the Super and Heavy Duty 3/4- and 1-ton truck market. Commercial to general daily drivers can now enjoy the ride that Nitto’s advanced technology can deliver.

Timken wheel bearings designed for wide singles

Timken’s latest wheel bearings, the 454-Series, are specifically designed to handle the 2-in. outset loads used for wide-single heavy-duty truck tires. 454-Series bearings are available in MileMate Sets 440, 441, 442, 443 and 444.

SKF introduces line of PSI compatible hubcaps

SKF recently introduced four new PSI compatible hubcaps to its premium wheel-end Scotseal product offering. The new hubcaps are compatible with the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by Pressure Systems Incorporated (PSI), an automatic tire inflation system (ATIS). MTIS uses compressed air from a trailer’s air system to inflate any tire that falls below a specified pre-set pressure. The system ultimately increases tire life, fuel efficiency and safety, its maker says.

STEMCO launches the next phase of BAT RF products enabling real-time automatic capture of fleet information

STEMCO recently announced the next phase of RFID sensor-based BAT RF products that use automatic communication modes to collect and manage fleet information. According to the manufacturer, the BAT RF scalable automated sensor system allows fleet managers to capture real-time truck and trailer information, enabling them to improve productivity, enhance safety and security, and increase efficiency.