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Tires & Wheels (February 01, 2010)

Continental Tire has come out with new ultra-low profile drive and steer tires for car carriers and large capacity haulers requiring low profile tires. The HSL2 Eco Plus (heavy steer long-haul) and HD...


Continental Tire has come out with new ultra-low profile drive and steer tires for car carriers and large capacity haulers requiring low profile tires. The HSL2 Eco Plus (heavy steer long-haul) and HDL2 Eco Plus (heavy drive long-haul) truck tires are now available in size 295/60R22.5. They’re a full three inches shorter than the 275/80R22.5 tires previously available but each add 1,215 lbs of extra carrying capacity, the company claims. For more, visit www.continental-truck.com.

RealWheels Corp. has expanded its line of aerodynamic wheel covers, which it says improve fuel efficiency and look good, too. The AERO series now includes: the AERO-Deluxe, a polished aluminum wheel cover that combines shine with aerodynamics; the AERO-Custom, made from textured UV-protected high-impact plastic in black or white; the AERO-Clear, a clear wheel cover that allows for visual inspections at any time without wheel removal; and the AERO-Graphix, a way to mix brand promotion and fuel efficiency. To see the full line, visit www.realwheels.com/aerostyle.html.

Michelin has created an online dealer locator to help customers find tires on long-haul trips. The new North American locator is found at locator.michelintruck.com. It includes additional information to assist with trip planning, such as traffic updates, road construction alerts, restaurants, hotels and weather. The new locator also shows the types of services available at each location.

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SAF-Holland has launched a new regional Web site for the Canadian market. The new site can be found at www.safholland.ca. The company said the launch is part of an ongoing strategy to create a global netowrk of regional-specific Web sites. Mexico also gets its own Web site as part of the strategy. The Canadian site features updated graphics and product images and has been designed around SAF-Holland’s regional-specific systems, products and aftermarket components for trailers, trucks and other markets, the company announced. The new site also offers improved navigation and search features to allow visitors to easily locate products and parts and access in-depth service information, the company reports.

The 27th anniversary edition of the Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar is now available for order at www.Rotella.com. The 2010 calendar includes many of the winners from this year’s event that took place at the Oak Grove Petro 70 in Oak Grove, Missouri. The calendar features 12 of the finest working trucks on the highway, including Best in Show winner Brad Caton’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 tractor with a 2008 Mac Smoothside trailer. The calendar costs $10 plus shipping and handling.

Eaton has launched a new Web feature highlighting the company’s energy-efficient products and solutions. The company says the new site showcases its products and solutions that help customers efficiently manage their power needs. The sustainability site can be accessed at www.eaton.com. The ‘On the Road’ section highlights transportation-related solutions.

Fleet management software provider BorgSolutions has introduced a Canadian version of its Borg Fleet program it says will reduce operating costs for Canadian transportation companies. Borg Fleet’s Canadian Edition is Webbased software-as-a-service. Visit www.borgsolutions.com.


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