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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Double Coin unveils app

July 17, 2018 by John Smith

Double Coin’s new mobile app taps into GPS data to locate the closest Double Coin tire dealer, and also supports searches within a specified area or map. Users can even call, share, email or get directions to a dealership at […]

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GiTi Tire rolls into Canada

June 29, 2018 by John Smith

Giti Tire commercial offerings are rolling into North America, with a lineup of longhaul, regional, urban/light-duty and mixed-service products. Pronounced “G-T”, the Singapore-based company already offers original equipment commercial tires to more than 300 truck and bus models around the […]

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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 […]

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Michelin aims for traction

June 21, 2018 by John Smith

Michelin is launching what it calls “its most aggressive drive-axle tire”. Available Aug. 1, the Michelin X Works Grip D tire is specifically made for energy-sector and logging fleets operating in extreme conditions where traction is paramount on and off-road. […]

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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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BF Goodrich unveils Cross Control

March 22, 2018 by John Smith

BF Goodrich has two new all-terrain tires to help handle the grueling conditions faced by equipment in the construction, logging, and energy sectors. The Cross Control tire line includes thick sidewalls to resist impact damage; heat-resistant compounds to help reduce internal casing temperatures; a full-protector ply to combat penetrations and road hazards, even past the outer grooves; and resistance to cuts and chips.

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SAF-Holland unveils Tire Pilot Plus

March 4, 2018 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – SAF-Holland has unveiled the Tire Pilot Plus tire pressure management system for its CBX and ULX suspension systems – providing an option that tops up or even releases air to ensure proper tire pressures across a trailer. […]

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Sponsored Fuel-saving differences where the rubber meets the road

February 20, 2018 by John Smith

Premier Bulk Systems runs on wide-base single tires. Director of fleet operations Derek Varley chose to go with Michelin X-Ones, on both power units and trailers. He opted for the more aggressive XDM2 tread pattern on the drive tires, sacrificing a bit of fuel economy for better traction in the winter months.

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Severe-service Toyo tire

December 14, 2017 by John Smith

Toyo’s M588 heavy-duty on/off-road drive tire has been designed for severe service applications including oil, gas, mining, and logging operations.