Michelin

TMC news roundup: Cummins and Eaton further partnership, Michelin introduces tire monitoring program and more

The 2015 Technology and Maintenance Council was held last week in Nashville, Tenn., where industry manufacturers like Cummins, Michelin, Meritor, Dana and others made announcements about new products or services.

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Michelin releases X Line long haul tire

Michelin announced its new X Line Energy D tire on Aug. 22 at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.

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Michelin drive tire, single-wide retread

Michelin Americas Truck Tires March 23 introduced the Michelin X Multi Energy D drive tire for regional and the emerging super regional applications and the X One XDN2 Pre-Mold retread for carriers and owner-operators who want fuel and weight savings of a wide single with the traction of a lug-style tread. The retread is now available. The SmartWay-verified Multi Energy D drive tire delivers enhanced fuel efficiency, optimized traction and long tread life, the company said. ...

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CSA and Tire Basics

Stay out of trouble with the DOT through careful inspections and diligent routine maintenance.

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X One tires add value to used trucks

Michelin’s X One wide single truck tires add $1,250 of value to a used truck, according to Truck Blue Book. The tires are recognized to be fuel efficient with 4- to 10-percent fuel savings and weight savings of 175 to 200 pounds per axle. For details visit Michelin Trucks.

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Ambest teams up with Michelin

Ambest is now featuring Michelin tires and products, as well as tire and emergency road service, at many of its service locations. Those 68 dealer locations are listed on the tire maker’s website.

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Proper Inflation

Maintaining the ideal air pressure is the most important step in keeping tires in peak operating condition.

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Dual-compound steer tire

Michelin introduced its XZA3 + Evertread steer tire June 8, incorporating a “dual-compound” tread design. Ted Becker, director of marketing for Michelin America’s Truck Tires, said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay certified tire is designed for fuel efficiency, meeting California Air Resources Board requirements and to deliver 30 percent more mileage than competitor steer tires. Becker said the tire employs a wear-resistant compound for the five bands of tread that contact the road and another compound, ...

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LogBook

A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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Michelin Iphone, Android roadside service apps join Blackberry functionality

The further CSA gets in ongoing rollout, the more critical repairing noncritical vehicle defects is going to get for both owner-operators and company drivers, potentially counting as they do against the former's safety ranking in the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC and the latter's employment history. More and more, service shops and OEM parts manufacturers are making it easier to efficiently obtain quick service. Today, Michelin Americas Truck Tires joins a few with its announcement of service-locator/emergency-breakdown-assistance applications functional ...

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