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Commercial tire prices set to increase in 2017

Tire manufacturers Yokohama, Bridgestone and Michelin have announced they will be increasing tire prices by 7-8 percent in 2017.

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Bridgestone developing new tire prototype for next Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck

The company says the goal for the prototype tires is to increase fuel efficiency by up to 6 percent compared to a model year 2009 baseline tires.

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Shell, Bridgestone partner to offer Rotella, other oils at Bridgestone network retailers

The program will make products such as Pennzoil, Quaker State and Shell Rotella engine oils available at Bridgestone affiliated retailers that choose to enroll in the program.

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PHOTOs: Bridgestone’s retread process, tire maintenance and more

A pictorial tour through Bridgestone's La Vergne, Tenn., North American Manufacturing Education Center and retread plant.

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Trucking rebound outpaces economy, but outlook is fuzzy

Trucking has recovered from the recession much better than the economy at large, but the rebound slowed in recent months, economist Jim Meil said. Various domestic and global trends cast doubt on what’s next. Meil, vice president and chief economist for Eaton Corp., addressed the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas today. A former professor, Meil rated the state of trucking a B+. That’s largely due to a rebound in U.S. manufacturing (B) and non-defense capital spending ...

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Fleet conference to discuss viability of alt fuels

The CVOC, held prior to GATS, will feature much discussion on natural gas as a viable fuel option.

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Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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Video: Quad-wheeling action at Bridgestone booth

  Bridgestone didn't skimp on the fun factor when designing its 2012 Great West Truck Show booth. At the entrance to the show, the tire maker is registering guests for a go-cart giveaway — one that is a small scale version of its Ecopia Roadshow truck and will be shipped to the winners. They're giving away five at different shows around the country this year. In its booth at the back of the show, it's set up ...

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Bridgestone raises tire prices

Starting today, Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus radial tires are increasing in price by up to 8 percent in the United States and Canada, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions says. The price of over-the-road tread rubber and Bandag brand retread materials will also be raised by an average of 8 percent.

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Bridgestone introduces three new mixed-service tires

Bridgestone has introduced two new truck tires and a wide-based trailer tire, the company announced Aug. 26 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. The M799 mixed-service drive tire's primary use is on-highway service, but the tire can be used for occasional gravel applications.     The tire has an all-steel casing for durability and retreadability, and it comes with a stone-rejecting platform to prevent rocks from being trapped in the tread and drilling into belts. ...

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