truck tires

How to save fuel: ‘Fix the roads!’ researchers say

We all know the tire makers have done their due in improving truck-tire rolling resistance in recent years to help operators save fuel with tire choices. Two Auburn University researchers say it’s time for the paving industry and the governments that allocate funds for roads to step up to the plate. They located a holy grail of sorts in fuel savings via the analytical report they presented at the midyear meeting of the National Asphalt ...

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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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Tire traction system

The GoClaws tire traction system is made for use in mud, sand, snow and on ice. The system uses an injection-molded polyurethane assembly that passes Society of Automotive Engineers clearance requirements and helps reduce damage to tires while improving traction in poor weather conditions. Sizes are available to fit large trucks and tractor-trailers. FLEX TRAX, www.flextrax.com, (800) 788-9912

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Bridgestone to raise more prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions will increase prices on its Firestone and Dayton brand, truck and bus radial tires up to 6 percent June 1 in the United States. Bandag retread material prices increased up to 6 percent May 1.

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Yokohama to give away tires

A free set of Yokohama's Zenvironment commercial tires, worth $5,000, will be raffled off during the March 25-27 Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.

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