tires

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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Heat: Your tires’ No. 1 enemy

The folks at GITI Tire reminded us of this in their most recent newsletter, citing an article from the Saturday Evening Post that estimated 80 percent of tire failures were due to underinflation -- the article appeared in 1928, and "nothing has changed," the company said. It's a no-brainer, really, but how many times have you neglected to hit that inside tire in a dual pair with a needed dose of air because you were in ...

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Feedback: Online this month

ONLINE THIS MONTH/Connect with Truckers News online with Facebook; also featured is Gear Guide, including seat warmers and in-cab refrigerators.

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Michelin announces tire contest

Drivers using Michelin X One fuel efficient tires can register to win X One products in the tire maker’s contest, “Riding on MICHELIN® X One® Tires? Win X One Stuff!” The contest will run during November, after which the maker's tire experts will select five grand prize winners who will receive an X One tire jacket and an X One tire replica model truck and trailer. Other submissions will also receive prizes. To enter, drivers can fill ...

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Bridgestone raises tire prices

Starting today, Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus radial tires are increasing in price by up to 8 percent in the United States and Canada, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions says. The price of over-the-road tread rubber and Bandag brand retread materials will also be raised by an average of 8 percent.

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Yokohama increases tire prices

Effective Oct. 1, Yokohama will increase its light and medium commercial truck tire prices by up to 8 percent, the manufacturer says. The tire maker says there will also be in-line adjustments that will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit Yokohama online.

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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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Double Coin relaunches website

A newly redesigned website is intended to be more user friendly, Double Coin Tires and China Manufacturers Alliance announced. The site includes a wider viewing area, new tire images and a resource center for downloadable information and reference. Viewers can now access more customer testimonials and browse product details. Double Coin tire dealerships and truck stop locations are also now viewable on Google Maps, the tire maker said. For more details, visit Double Coin.

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Expanded tire line-up

Three new sizes of commercial tires are now available: the M122, size 285/75R24.5, and the M608Z, sizes 215/75R19.5 and 265/70R19.5. The tires are all-position, drive-axle, free-rolling and on/off road applications. TOYO TIRE, www.toyotires.com

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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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