tires

Roadmaster celebrates 10-year anniversary

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company launched its Roadmaster line of truck tires 10 years ago with four tire lines and has grown to offer long haul, regional, mixed service, pickup and bus tires.

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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Don't take any chances on your equipment passing inspection. This story, newly updated, rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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Cooper offers tire maintenance tips ahead of National Tire Safety Week

Gary Schroeder, director of Cooper’s truck and bus tire business, says maintaining proper inflation “is the single most important factor in extending the life of any tire” and maintaining safety.

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Partners in Business tip: Properly spec your tires

Smart tire spec’ing can save money in two ways: reducing tire cost per mile and fuel cost per mile.

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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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Former operator James Brotz and the Super-Air on-board tire-inflation system

Former driver James Brotz details the Super-Air on-board tire inflation system, detailing efficacy in improving tire life and avoiding road calls for flats. Do you have experience with such a system? There are several on the market today.

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POLL: Steer-only or steer/drive — your approach to spin balancing?

If you have your tires balanced, do you focus on steers only, drives too or another approach?

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Wake me when it’s over

"Three things you can't talk about with people, because they lose their minds: politics, religion and super singles. I'm not sure why, but those things seem to incite the screaming four-year-old in all of us."

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TA expands tire business with new Commercial Tire Network

TA President and CEO Tom O'Brien says the company has recently added tire brands including Cooper Tire Roadmaster, Goodyear Marathon and Kelly, and plan to add BF Goodrich, Pirelli and Formula by Pirelli in the future.

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North Carolina enforcement: Where officer discretion can help

Professionalism at roadside can go a long way in influencing enforcement actions in North Carolina. The highway patrol there isn't, by and large, "looking to jam up guys who are decent,” operators note. More in this CSA's Data Trail profile of the state, by the numbers.

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