Today's Trucking

Bridgestone unveils fuel-saving tire

April 22, 2019 by John Smith

Bridgestone Americas’ new R284 Ecopia steer tire has been unveiled with a SmartWay verification. Designed for longhaul and regional service, the tire is made of a tread compound that promotes long wear, and NanoPro-Tech polymer technology that promises to improve […]


BF Goodrich unveils Highway Control tires

March 29, 2019 by John Smith

BFGoodrich commercial truck tires have unveiled two new products in the form of the Highway Control S and Highway Control T. The company’s Highway Control lineup is SmartWay verified, with features such as new sidewall compounds designed to boost fuel […]


New Yokohama tires SmartWay verified

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Yokohama’s 712L drive tire and 114R UWB wide-base single tires are coming with low rolling resistance verified by SmartWay. The 712L longhaul drive tire will be launched April 1 in four sizes: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5. It offers improved […]


Aperia’s machine learning to guide tire maintenance

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Aperia Technologies’ new Halo Connect is using the power of machine learning to help fleets “virtually eliminate” unplanned tire-related downtime. The system builds on the company’s Halo tire inflator, incorporating a retrofittable sensor that feeds data into Aperia’s analytics platform. […]


How to perform an effective tire test

March 21, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. — Running an accurate tire test isn’t a matter of simply throwing on new rubber and tracking fuel receipts. A true test requires at least 30 wheel positions to remain at the end of the test, and the […]


Cooper tire ready for mixed service

February 25, 2019 by John Smith

Cooper Tire’s new Roadmaster RM351 HD tire has been unveiled to support mixed-service applications such as construction, logging, and mining operations. Designed for on- and off-road driving, it comes in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes, in load range H. The tire […]


John Bean unveils three tire changers

December 11, 2018 by John Smith

John Bean has unveiled a series of three heavy-duty tire changers, covering a variety of sizes. The largest option in the range, the 8058, can service up to 58-inch wheels and 95-inch tires. It comes with a wireless control pendant, […]


RimWit tackles seized wheels

November 16, 2018 by John Smith

Struggling with a wheel that’s seized in place? Put the sledgehammer away. AME International has unveiled RimWit and RimWit Junior – tools to loosen stubborn truck wheels and rims without damaging tire sidewalls or the rims themselves. The RimWit is […]


Retread for refuse applications

November 15, 2018 by John Smith

Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BDM3 retread for the drive axle tires on refuse vehicles. Features include a new proprietary tread compound to resist wear, enhanced traction, and resistance to cuts and chips. The tread compound alone is said to […]


Cooper unveils MSD for severe mixed service

October 31, 2018 by John Smith

Cooper’s Severe Series truck and bus radial tire line has expanded with the introduction of the new Cooper Severe Series Mixed Service Drive or MSD, a premium drive tire for mixed-service applications. The treads measure a deep 32/32, and the company says it […]


Tire system settings can be customized

October 27, 2018 by John Smith

Continental has updated its ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform, linking related services directly with fleet operations. New features include the ability to customize tire pressure and temperature thresholds and alerts. For example, the original version of the platform set alerts […]


Giti opens lineup wide

August 9, 2018 by John Smith

Giti Tire (USA) has unveiled the GDL633 FS ultra-wide-base tire for drive axles and the GTL933 FS ultra-wide base tire for trailers in longhaul applications. Both models of the SmartWay-verified offerings are available in the 445/50R22.5 size. Promoted features on […]


Drive tire for high-scrub, high-traction needs

August 7, 2018 by John Smith

Bridgestone Americas has unveiled the Firestone FD711 drive tire to support high-scrub and high-traction applications. The latest offering delivers a solid grip, long wear, and enhanced retreading capabilities, the company says. It’s recommended for applications including long- and regional-haul service, pickup […]


Toyo brings two super singles

August 7, 2018 by John Smith

Toyo Tire has launched a pair of super-single tires – the Nanoenergy M675 longhaul drive tire and M175 longhaul trailer tire – that are among the most fuel-efficient offerings in the company’s lineup. Each model features a low-rolling-resistance tread compound […]


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, […]