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New severe-service tire from Bandag

February 12, 2019 by John Smith

Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BLSS retread for fleets that drive in on- and off-road conditions. The drive tire incorporates a tread compound that’s been formulated to resist cutting and chipping and support tread life as well. Other features include […]

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Bandag BRSS for on/off road

December 4, 2018 by John Smith

Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BRSS all-position retread for fleets working in on- and off-road environments from pavement to dirt and gravel. Meant for applications from logging to oil refining and construction, the tire features a 20/32-inch tread for extended […]

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Second Time Around: Retreading is not just for big fleets

April 13, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — What do big fleets know about tires that many smaller fleets have yet to figure out? It’s that retreading works. The money that can be saved through retreading is staggering, yet many small fleets and owner-operators are not yet on board with a retreading program.

To be fair, there are a few hurdles smaller fleets need to overcome before a program can work as smoothly as it might for a large fleet, but questions can be answered by working closely with a dealer. There’s also the lingering negative perception about retreads, and of course there’s the cost. It’s not hard to find a new tire from some offshore suppliers selling products for less than the price of a retread.

It’s difficult to get an exact count of the number of retreaded tires sold in Canada, but Gerard Antle, business development manager at Atlantic Oliver Retread, in Dieppe, N.B., says about 160,000 retreads are sold each year in Atlantic Canada alone. Colin Rafferty, a corporate account manager at KalTire in Vernon, B.C., says his nine retread dealers across Canada produce about 350,000 retreads a year. And there are many more dealers producing many more retreads not accounted for in those numbers. In 2015, Heavy Duty Trucking and Modern Tire Dealer magazines produced a report based on fleet surveys that showed U.S. fleets of 100 trucks or more buy twice as many retreaded tires as new tires.

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Retread, and realize returns

February 13, 2018 by John Smith

MONTREAL, Que. — Tires are a fleet’s third-highest operating expense, just after wages and fuel. But while many fleet managers can tell you precisely how many drops of diesel they burn, tire life is often described in vague terms, says Lorenzo Borella, general manager of Montreal’s Système de rechapage RTS.

A closer look at the life of rolling rubber will identify just how quickly the rolling rubber is heading to the scrap heap, and stress the need to maximize the underlying investments.

Having a healthy casing retreaded, for example, can save as much as 50% compared to buying a new tire of the same brand and model. According to the Tire Retread Information Bureau, those savings add up to billions each year in the North American trucking industry, says Robert Palmer, director of market sales for Bridgestone Americas tire operations.

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Bandag announces new director

November 28, 2017 by elizabeth

NASHVILLE, TN – Bridgestone Americas is welcoming LaTres Jarrett as the new director of marketing at Bandag, its line dedicated to the research, development, and manufacturing of premium retreads.

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Bandag marks 60 years in business with brand campaign

April 11, 2017 by sehui

NASHVILLE, TN – Retread tire provider, Bandag is celebrating its 60th anniversary by launching a new global campaign with the goal of refreshing the retread tire category. The campaign, called Built for Better, will bring together the Bandag brand globally, in addition to promoting retreads as an innovative and sustainable tire option.

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New Bandag Drive Treads

June 22, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Bridgestone introduces the affordable Bandag DR 5.3 and DR 4.3 retreads for drive-axle applications

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Bridgestone Unveils All-Position Retread

June 7, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

The new Bandag BRM3 retread is said to deliver improved traction and long wear life in refuse applications

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New Bandag Trailer Retread

November 11, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

The new Bandag TR4.1 trailer retread provides affordable and dependable wear performance for small to medium TL, LTL, and P&D fleets

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Bandag Drive Retread

July 22, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

The new Bandag B760 FuelTech is a SmartWay-verified drive retread designed for tandem-axle tractors in truckload and LTL applications

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FUEL-ECONOMY GUIDE

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions
Releases New Fuel Economy Guide

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FUEL-ECONOMY GUIDE

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions
Releases New Fuel Economy Guide

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MAKING THE RIGHT CASING DECISIONS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

From Bandag, a comprehensive article dealing with the three most frequently posed questions about tire casings.

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BRIDGESTONE MOBILE APP

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New application connects truckers to products, emergency tire help

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ECO-FRIENDLY TIRES

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Bridgestone introduces Ecopia tires and matching Bandag retreads