Today's Trucking

Goodyear unveils regional tires, with one made for Canada

January 30, 2019 by John Smith

Two new regional haul tires were among the announcements made by Goodyear at its No Limits customer conference. Among them was a made-for-Canada regional haul tire, the Ultra Grip RTD drive tire. The all-season tire achieved a three-peak snowflake rating, […]


Two new wide-base tires on offer from Goodyear

July 25, 2018 by elizabeth

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has two new tire models designed to put money back into the hands of fleets. The new wide-base tires for long-haul trucks are being touted to save carriers money on both fuel and downtime, […]


Goodyear rolls out steer tire

June 21, 2018 by John Smith

Goodyear has added another product to its Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires with the introduction of the Endurance LHS steer tire, which complements the line’s LHD drive tire. After several years of research and field testing, Goodyear says the […]


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.


Canadian named 35th Highway Hero

March 23, 2018 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — What does one say after saving one life and preventing severe injury to another? “I’m just happy I was in the right place at the right time,” said Frank Vieira of Ancaster, Ont. — the 35th Goodyear Highway Hero.

Vieira was driving over a bridge on a rural highway near Toronto when he heard a loud crash, looked over his shoulder and noticed that a car on the other side of the road had slammed into the back of a stationary roll-off truck. The force of the impact threw the driver forcefully against the steering wheel. The steering wheel broke, with a piece of it embedding itself in the driver’s neck.


Goodyear Tire Optix to boost productivity

March 8, 2018 by John Smith

Goodyear’s new Tire Optix tire management program is promising to boost the productivity of tire technicians by 20-25%. The program provides Goodyear truck tire technicians with a special scanning device, which allows them to electronically record air pressure and tread […]


Goodyear launches new drive tire

October 6, 2017 by elizabeth

ATLANTA, Ga. – Goodyear has introduced a new longhaul tire it says combines longer miles to removal with excellent fuel efficiency.
The new Goodyear Endurance LHD was shown for the first time at the North American Commercial Vehicle show.


Goodyear names latest highway hero

March 27, 2017 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – David Webb of Billings, Montana has been awarded the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award for stopping a runaway dump truck and performing CPR on its driver.


Goodyear adds tires, tech

February 3, 2017 by John Smith

AKRON, OH – Goodyear is expanding its Total Solution lineup to include the Endurance LHD premium long-haul tire and a new service management tool, among other offerings.


Tough Mixed-Service Tires

August 31, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

New Workhorse MSA and MSD join Goodyear’s mixed-service tire line-up for on/off- and off-road use


Tough Mixed-Service Tire

July 20, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

New Goodyear Armor Max Pro Grade MSD tire targets rugged mixed-service applications


Goodyear launches 34th Highway Hero search

June 20, 2016 by John Smith

AKRON, OH – Goodyear has opened nominations for its 34th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.


Regional, Urban Tire

April 27, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Goodyear’s Endurance RSA targets regional and urban delivery fleets, offering fuel efficiency and other benefits


Meet Goodyear’s Highway Hero Finalists

February 25, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

AKRON, OH – Goodyear says it will announce the winner of its 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on March 31 during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY.


Stemco Reaches Agreement With Goodyear

December 21, 2015 by sehui

LONGVIEW, TX — Stemco has officially reached a trademark license agreement (TMLA) with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co following its recent acquisition of the manufacturer of Goodyear Air Springs.