Wheels & Rims Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Michelin Retread Technologies launches XDS 2 pre-mold retread

An all weather traction retread, optimized for severe winter conditions, has been introduced by Michelin Retread Technologies. The Michelin XDS 2 Pre-Mold drive tire retread, according to the company, can provide a 10% improvement in tread life over the XDS Pre-Mold.

Oliver Rubber introduces SmartWay verified drive retread

The Vantage Max Drive, an EPA Smartway verified drive position retread for linehaul applications on single and tandem axle tractors has been rolled out by Oliver Rubber.

Goodyear RoadService app helps get trucks back on the road

The ability to instantly connect with Goodyear FleetHQ, which offers emergency roadside service, is now possible on an Android or iPhone with the new Goodyear RoadService App.

Double Coin’s RR680 tire receives SmartWay verification

The Double Coin RR680 tire has met the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program.

Maxion Wheels’ MaxCoat Triple-Protection is meeting fleet needs

North American motor carriers are expressing “significant satisfaction” with Maxion Wheels’ MaxCoat triple-protection coating in a new video.

Goodyear unveils wide-base UniCircle retreads

A spliceless UniCircle retread for two wide-base tire models has been introduced by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

Yokohama releases iPad app

A new version of the Yokohama Commercial Tire Navigator iPad app is available on iTunes for free download.

TireStamp’s customized Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program

Developed specifically for each fleet’s maintenance program, and integrating industry recommended practices and procedures, is the new TireStamp Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program.

Onspot releases automatic tire chain kit for liquid spring suspension

Onspot of North America introduced an automatic tire chain kit designed to be compatible with the Liquid Spring suspension on the Ford F-450 ambulance chassis.

Love’s Travel Stops to offer Bridgestone, Firestone truck tires

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has announced that Bridgestone and Firestone commercial truck tires will be available at 175 Love’s Travel Stops locations with tire care service.

GT Radial steer tire now available in 16-ply rating

A new 16-ply version of the SmartWay-verified 295/75R22.5 GT Radial GSL213FS long haul steer tire is being introduced in North America.

Accuride expands manufacturing

Accuride Corp. announced plans to expand its Henderson, Ky., plant. The company is investing $5.8 million to expand its powder coating capacity with the installation of a new coating line at its steel wheel production facility.