tires

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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Goodyear boosts tire availability

Steer, drive and trailer tires in the tire manufacturer's Fuel Max line will be available at TA and Petro locations in July 2013.

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The wrap on Continental’s custom LoneStar

Continental Tire's new Road-Show trailer, debuting at the Mid-America Trucking Show, deserved a high-custom-class hauler, so the company took its 2010 International LoneStar to the Mafia at 4 State Trucks...

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