Truck News


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    Cooper Tire growing truck tire business

    March 1, 2017 2:29PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A China-made tire isn’t necessarily a poorly made tire. Gary Schroeder, director of Cooper Tire’s truck business, says the company’s Roadmaster tires are engineered in the US and go through a three- to five-year evaluation process before

  • Huayi Tire appoints western Canadian regional fleet sales manager

    February 23, 2017 12:46PM by Truck West

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Commercial and passenger tire manufacturer Huayi Tire Canada has named Terry Kindleman as its new western region fleet sales manager. With over 30 years of experience in the tire industry, including truck and car rental, sales and

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    Tire prices set to increase

    February 1, 2017 9:16AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Tire prices could be on the upswing due to an increase in the price of raw materials, some manufacturers are warning. Michelin North America announced prices for tires, including heavy truck tires, will increase up to 8%

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    Bridgestone to design SuperTruck tires with 30% less rolling resistance

    December 2, 2016 8:14AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone has announced its involvement in the SuperTruck II program, funded by the US Department of Energy. The company will produce steer, drive and trailer tires as part of the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck II project and will match

  • Product Equipment

    Bridgestone releases two new Bandag retreads

    June 13, 2016 3:42PM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rounding out its trio of tire patterns designed to balance performance and affordability, Bridgestone Americas announced two new Bandag retreads June 13 – the DR 5.3 and DR 4.3. “Bandag leads the market with high quality retreads

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    Michelin backs new on/off-road tire with first road hazard guarantee

    June 7, 2016 2:03PM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin has announced an upgrade to its XZY3 on/off-road tire, which it says will offer longer life and the company’s first “worry-free” road hazard guarantee. The new Michelin X Works Z all-position tire was developed for mixed

  • Five tire management tips for Tire Safety Week

    May 27, 2016 12:16PM by Truck News

    Suppliers offer tire care advice in advance of Tire Safety Week, International Roadcheck

  • Product Equipment

    New tire designed for urban delivery fleets

    April 25, 2016 11:40AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear announced its new Endurance RSA tire April 25, which is geared toward vehicles that split time between highway and city driving. The tire targets more regional urban delivery fleets and offers such benefits as long miles

  • Are some SmartWay tires smarter than others?

    March 16, 2016 1:01PM by James Menzies

    There are 150 tire manufacturers with a SmartWay product. We counted. Twice. How do you choose the right one?

  • Product Equipment

    ‘Super single’ tires get a ‘SuperSpare’ mount

    March 15, 2016 12:55PM by Truck West

    LONGVIEW, Texas – If you’re mounting a ‘super’ spare tire on your semi truck, you’ll need a ‘super’ spare tire mount to do the job. The SuperSpare introduced by Stemco March 15 aims to simplify and reduce costs of roadside

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    Michelin updates steer tire, promises 20% more mileage

    February 29, 2016 11:31AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Michelin has a new steer tire it says will provide 20% more mileage than any other – and it’s backing up that claim with a guarantee. The company unveiled its new X Line Energy Z at the

  • Goodyear redesigns truck tires Web site to offer ‘total solutions’

    February 25, 2016 12:28PM by James Menzies

    AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear has revamped its truck tires Web site with the aim of helping fleets find “total solutions.” The redesigned Web site,, went live in December and with its responsive design is now better configured for viewing

  • Product Equipment

    Partnership provides real-time tire and mileage monitoring

    February 23, 2016 2:06PM by Truck West

    LONGVIEW, Texas – Stemco and TrackPoint Systems are teaming up to provide a tire and mileage monitoring system for untethered trailers. The partnership combines Stemco’s BatRF sensor technology with TrackPoint’s solar battery charging technology, the TrIPS system, which will now

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    Bridgestone releases new steer tire

    February 18, 2016 2:01PM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas introduced its new R283A Ecopia steer tire Feb. 16, which the company says is engineered to deliver best-in-class performance for commercial trucking fleets for long- and regional-haul service. “Bridgestone engineered the R283A Ecopia steer tire

  • Yokohama hosts grand opening for its first US-based tire plant in Mississippi

    October 6, 2015 4:02PM by Sonia Straface

    WEST POINT, Miss. – Yokohama made history earlier this week when it held a grand opening for its first-ever US-built tire plant in West Point, Mississippi on October 5. Nearly 300 guests and dignitaries attended the festive event that showcased