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The impact of truck tire maintenance on diesel fuel economy cannot be understated

The science is simple—the air pressure in a tire is what carries the load, explained John Ramaika, regional fleet manager at Double Coin. Therefore, an underinflated tire requires more energy, meaning more fuel to roll. “The simplest and most neglected maintenance item which will impact tire performance and fuel economy is proper inflation,” he said.

Yokohama Tire opening new Dallas distribution center

Yokohama Tire Corporation will be opening a new 430,000 sq.-ft. distribution center in Wilmer, Texas, about 15 miles southeast of Dallas. The full-service facility is expected to open this summer. It will first be used to distribute Yokohama’s OE tires, followed by passenger car/light truck and commercial truck/bus products in 2022. Yokohama has three other

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Yokohama Tire launches redesigned websites

Yokohama Tire has redesigned its websites for commercial and consumer audiences. Yokohama says the sites – yokohamatruck.com and yokohamatire.com – were rebuilt to improve the customer experience. For Yokohama’s full line of commercial tires, the company says the redesigned site offers: Tools like the new Tire Inspection Guide, which helps fleet customers identify the most

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Yokohama releases N-speed rated 115R all-position tire

Yokohama Tire has released the new 115R all-position, all-season tire, which was announced at the TMC Show in February, now available in size 225/70R19.5 (14). Yokohama says benefits of the 115R include: Durable casing construction is rated for speeds up to 87 MPH. Yokohama’s advanced heat-resistant tread compound increases tread life and optimizes fuel economy,

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Yokohama Tire launches all-position 504C radial tire

Yokohama Tire has rolled out a new all-position radial tire, the 504C. Manufactured at Yokohama’s plant in West Point, Miss., the 504C is engineered with a sturdy undertread for on- and off-highway applications. The 504C replaces Yokohama’s MY507 and is available now in sizes 11R22.5 (H) and 11R24.5 (H). “The 504C is the tire for

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Yokohama’s Virginia tire plant set to reopen

Yokohama Corp. of North America’s (YCNA) consumer tire plant in Salem, Virginia is set to reopen on June 1. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) was closed as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As the factory reopens, YTMV says it has implemented several new safety procedures and protocols. All are

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Five steps to bring retread savings to vocational truck tire applications

Rolling through rugged construction sites, cornering in cramped city streets, or tackling rough-and-tumble, stop-and-go refuse tasks, you demand performance from your vocational tires above all. While the ROI that their long-haul brethren reap from retreads is well documented, that same value prop can be true for vocational tires. And you don’t have to just take

Yokohama reopening Mississippi commercial Truck Tire Plant

Yokohama Corporation of North America has announced that its commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Mississippi is reopening. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM), which produces commercial truck tires, is scheduled to go back online April 27. The plant temporarily closed as a precautionary measure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yokohama says YTMM has

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Yokohama introduces SmartWay-verified open shoulder regional drive tire

Yokohama Tire has launched the 715R, a new, open shoulder, regional drive tire.

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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,

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Fill up on truck tire inflation, maintenance tips

For every 10% of under-inflation in the tires on a vehicle, a 1% reduction in fuel economy will occur, said Matthew Hanchana, senior manager of the sales technical department for Giti Tire. That may seem small, but when you multiply by tire positions, trucks in your fleet and miles run per year, the cost adds

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Yokohama launches new SmartWay-verified BluEarth trailer tires

Yokohama Tire showed off two new fuel-efficient trailer tires—the BluEarth 109L and BluEarth 109L ultra wide base (UWB)—at the TMC show held recently in Atlanta. The two SmartWay-verified tires are currently available in the United States and Canada.  The 109L UWB will be offered in a 445/50R22.5 size. Manufactured in Yokohama’s new plant in West Point,

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