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SmartWay certified drive tire

The FD695 PLUS drive tire, made for tandem axle drive tractors in long-haul and regional operations, features a cap/base tread compounding design and deep 26/32-in. tread depth. The tire has continuous shoulder ribs to help distribute weight and torque evenly. The tire can be retreaded for either trailer or drive axle and is certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program. BRIDGESTONE, www.bridgestone-firestone.com

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Bridgestone Bandag announces price increase

Truck and bus radial tire prices have increased 12 percent, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced recently regarding both the Bridgestone and Firestone brands. Kurt Danielson, the tire maker's president, says the cost of raw materials and rising energy costs “have made a price increase of this level unavoidable.”

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SmartWay verified long-haul tires

The GSL213 long-haul steer, the first GT tire to receive SmartWay verification from the EPA, has a pattern designed to resist irregular wear and extend mileage, the company says.

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All-position, regional tire offers open shoulder

Continental’s HDR1 features irregular wear resistance, long mileage and an open shoulder for regional applications. The HDR1 offers 28/32nds of tread depth and a cut and chip resistant compound. The tire also features the company’s technologies that are designed to reduce stones getting caught in the tire's casing. The HDR1 can be used as an all-position tire and is available in 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 275/80R22.5 and 285/75R24.5 sizes. CONTINENTAL, www.continentaltire.com, (704) 583-8564, ENTER XXX

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