Bridgestone

SmartWay certified drive tire

| May 31, 2011

The FD695 PLUS drive tire, made for tandem axle drive tractors in long-haul and regional operations, features a cap/base tread compounding design and deep 26/32-in. tread depth. The tire has continuous shoulder ribs to help ...

Bridgestone Bandag announces price increase

| February 11, 2011

Truck and bus radial tire prices have increased 12 percent, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced recently regarding both the Bridgestone and Firestone brands. Kurt Danielson, the tire maker's president, says the cost of raw materials and ...

Going low

By James Jaillet | December 01, 2010

Bigger’s not always better, especially when it comes to tire sidewall height. When spec’ing a truck for long-haul, you can give it a big boost of efficiency by choosing shorter sidewalls.

Wide-base trailer radial

| June 09, 2010

The Greatec 125 wide-base trailer radial lessens rolling resistance and increases payload, the company says. The tire has sidewall protector ribs and stress-relief sipes designed to increase tire life.

Bridgestone to raise more prices

| May 07, 2010

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions will increase prices on its Firestone and Dayton brand, truck and bus radial tires up to 6 percent June 1 in the United States. Bandag retread material prices increased up to ...

R287A steer tire

| March 26, 2010

R287A steer tire for regional and long-haul applications has U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-certified approval and is California Air Resources Board compliant.

EPA approves Bridgestone tires

| February 26, 2010

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions’ Bridgestone-brand R260F and R250F commercial tires are approved for use on Environmental Protection Agency SmartWaySM-certified equipment.

Tire termites?

| December 16, 2009

The termite-damage-like crevices in this tire are the result of extreme voltage, “electricity that ‘burrowed’ through this tire” when a boom truck hit a high wire and the electricity made its way through the frame ...

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