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Maxion Wheels releases updated customer guides

To serve customers with fast and comprehensive wheel comparison information, Maxion Wheels has released two updated guides: a quick reference guide and a cross-reference guide for its North American OE and aftermarket customers.

Bridgestone launches Ecopia drive tire

The EPA SmartWay verified and CARB compliant Bridgestone M760 Ecopia drive radial is the newest addition to the Ecopia tire line from Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.

Ervin Equipment set to offer Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I.

A vendor relationship has been formed between Ervin Equipment and Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) to begin offering the Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I. on used and new trailers.

Kiene develops safe tire lifter

Kiene Diesel Accessories has developed the Tire Lifter, a tool that makes lifting mounted 22.5- and 24.5-in., as well as 300-lb. wide base single tires, a safe one-person operation. When not in use, the lightweight portable tool folds into a compact 49-in. package.

Bridgestone rolls out new Firestone tire

The newest addition to the DuraLoad tire line from Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is the Firestone DuraLoad PT L5S bias tire.

Alcoa unveils medium-duty wheels

The M-Series line of medium-duty truck wheels for Class 3-6 vehicles has been introduced by Alcoa. The forged aluminum wheels for straight trucks and low deck trailers are manufactured to fit Dodge, Ford, Freightliner, Fuso, General Motors, Hino, International, Isuzu, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Smith and Sprinter vehicle makes.

Goodyear rolls out P&D tire

The G661 HSA truck tire from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for pick-up and delivery applications is currently available in 245/70R19.5, Load Range G and beginning next month will be offered in a 225/70R19.5, Load Range G version.

Lesser known benefits of wide single tires

Fuel efficiency and weight savings are the most often-touted advantages of switching to wide single tires, but there are many others.

Not your daddy’s tires

Today’s low rolling resistance tires are designed to optimize fuel efficiency while delivering satisfactory traction and durability.

TPMS: keep up the pressure

Today’s tire pressure monitoring systems manage air pressure and much, much more.

Bridgestone introduces heavy-duty, urban use tires

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, introduced two new tires for heavy-duty urban applications: the Greatec M845 Wide-Base Radial and M860A High-Scrub All-Position Radial.

Solvay highlights silica for truck and bus tire performance

Fleets can improve fuel economy, according to Solvay, by using truck tires made with highly dispersible silica. Solvay’s Zeosil Premium and Zeosil1085 GR micropearl HDS, the company notes, can reduce rolling resistance by as much as 30%.