tires

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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POLL: Tire balancing — do you do it?

Do you utilize one of the several methods out there for balancing tires on your truck? Weigh in here on traditional spin balancing, drop-in products and hub-mount systems.

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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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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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New vid series on tire, brake maintenance

Accuride's series of how-to videos assist owners and techs in properly installing and servicing Accuride’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums and Automatic Slack Adjusters.

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The Roadcheck effect, take two: 10 toughest states for tire violations

Analysis of data from calendar year 2015 shows a marked "Roadcheck effect" for June inspections, much more pronounced than that seen in a similar 2014 analysis. Roadcheck 2016 is set for next week. Are you prepared?

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Long live your tires, Part 2: Proper maintenance and retreading

Once you’ve chosen the most appropriate tires for your application, the potential for cost savings lies in maintenance. Improper inflation and poor rotation are the two primary causes of irregular tire wear. They’re also among the easiest to avoid.

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