Firestone

Firestone giving away truck, touring baseball and football games

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced this week it will be giving away a 2013 Peterbilt to a Class 8 CDL holder in its Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes, which is part of the company's Firestone Drivers America tour that kicks off this month.

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Lucas Oil sponsoring car in Indy 500

Lucas Oil will be the primary sponsor for rising race star Tristan Vautier, driving the No. 55 Honda-powered Dallara, in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.

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Final Showdown

Four kings of chrome crowned at culmination of inaugural Pride & Polish National Championship Series.

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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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SmartWay certified drive tire

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 distribute weight and torque evenly. The tire can be retreaded for either trailer or drive axle and is certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program. BRIDGESTONE, www.bridgestone-firestone.com

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Firestone announces price increase

Prices on air springs for the North American heavy-duty aftermarket will increase up to 5 percent July 1.

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Tire termites?

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 on its way to the ground, wrote the editors of Real Answers, where the pic first appeared. If you think of rubber as the ultimate insulator, think again, they added. “Even insulators will conduct electricity if the voltage is high ...

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