tires

Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

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Continental unveils three new truck tires, new ELD options

Offering a glimpse into the next decade of transportation in North America, Continental’s Paul Williams, unveiled three new truck tires designed to fit applications that are expected to grow in prominence through 2025

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Dump the thump: Measuring tire pressure precisely is worth more than the time it takes

According to industry experts, thumping tires is a waste of time. Taking the time to ensure your tires are properly inflated will save fuel and extend your tire life.

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Funding complete for new valve-stem cap with visual pressure indicator

The folks at RightPSI have built a new valve-stem cap made in the U.S.A. and matched to desired tire pressure to give a visual indication when pressure is low or high.

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Dispatcher no-brainer and on-highway lemons

It's not the really good dispatchers causing truckers to stick around -- it's those who embody the "dispatcher brains" slang making them leave. And: A bet on a light load for one driver after a blowout...

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Readers mixed on wide-single tires

Point of view on wide single tires to replace duals on drive and trailer axles is all over the map, as evidenced by a recent discussion here on OverdriveOnline.com and Facebook.

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Super single sing-along

"I'm curious as to how many readers have direct experience with running single tires. Do they really pay for themselves, as some say, or are they a pain in the rear?"

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Crowdfunding handbags made from recycled tires

The "Necessary Recycling" start-up makes various bags from recycled tractor-tire inner tubes -- they're conducting a Kickstarter.com funding campaign to reclaim 30 more tons' worth of tubes.

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5 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.

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Retreads: Modern money savers?

Do you utilize retreaded tires in your operation? If not, you could stand to save money doing so, says an in-depth look at the issue on Overdrive sister site CCJ.

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