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Michelin exec discusses 3D printing, telematics, and the future of tires

June 20, 2019 by John Smith

MONTREAL, Que. – Laurent Bourrut is clearly focused on the future of tires. As the Michelin’s executive vice-president – long distance and urban transportation business lines, and a member of the tiremaker’s group executive committee, it’s his job. But the future of tires involves more than tracking sales trends. Michelin is exploring ideas that could radically transform the rolling rubber.

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Bridgestone trailer tires comes SmartWay verified

June 10, 2019 by John Smith

Bridgestone Americas’ new R123 Ecopia tires emerge as a SmartWay-verified option for trailers, promising lower rolling resistance than the Ecopia R197. Features include what’s known as an IntelliShape sidewall, designed to reduce overall weight and minimize rolling resistance. Patented NanoPro-Tech […]

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Cooper trailer tire completes Pro Series

June 10, 2019 by John Smith

Cooper Tire has unveiled a new longhaul trailer tire, the LHT, completing the Cooper Pro Series product lineup. The LHT joins longhaul drive and steer tires in the series. Available as a 295/75R22.5 model right now, other sizes are scheduled […]

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Airless tires, autonomous tech, and future of mobility at Movin’On

June 4, 2019 by John Smith

MONTREAL, Que. – The annual Movin’On Summit is a free-flowing think tank of sorts, sharing ideas about sustainable transportation against a backdrop that looks something like the setting for a post-apocalyptic movie. Maybe the exhibit at a modern art museum.

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Hankook unveils new super single

May 6, 2019 by John Smith

Hankook Tire’s new e3 WiDE DL21 super single drive tire has been unveiled with the promise of a longer life when compared to the DL07 that came before it. Company testing shows the new tire betters the DL07’s mileage by […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]