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    Alcoa hub covers updates wheel end appearance

    June 25, 2019 1:21PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Alcoa Wheels is offering a way to upgrade the look of wheel ends on new and older trucks, through a new one-piece hub cover that holds in place with “secure fit retention”. The system adds three threaded nylon nuts per

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    Bridgestone R123 comes with SmartWay stamp

    June 10, 2019 7:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone Americas’ new R123 Ecopia tire emerges as a SmartWay-verified option for trailers, promising lower rolling resistance than the Ecopia R197. Features include what’s known as an IntelliShape sidewall, designed to reduce overall weight and minimize rolling resistance. Patented NanoPro-Tech

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    Cooper trailer tire rounds out Pro Series

    June 10, 2019 7:43AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Cooper Tire has unveiled a new longhaul trailer tire, the LHT, completing the Cooper Pro Series product lineup. The LHT joins longhaul drive and steer tires in the series. Available as a 295/75R22.5 model right now, other sizes are scheduled

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    Cooper adds wide-base mixed-service tire

    May 6, 2019 3:21PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Cooper Tire is expanding its Severe Series product line by adding a new mixed-service wide-base all-position tire. The WBA promises long miles to removal in the face of harsh operating conditions in construction applications like mixers and dump trucks. The

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    Hankook unveils super-single drive tire

    May 6, 2019 2:47PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Hankook Tire’s new e3 WiDE DL21 super single drive tire has been unveiled with the promise of a longer life when compared to the DL07 that came before it. Company testing shows the new tire betters the DL07’s mileage by

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    New steer tire comes SmartWay verified

    April 22, 2019 9:11AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone Americas’ new R284 Ecopia steer tire has been unveiled with a SmartWay verification. Designed for longhaul and regional service, the tire is made of a tread compound that promotes long wear, and NanoPro-Tech polymer technology that promises to improve

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    Accessories for wheel aligners

    March 29, 2019 12:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    John Bean’s V6200 heavy-duty wheel aligner has been updated with a pair of accessories designed to support vehicles with additional axle configurations and to expand coverage where a combined truck and trailer is longer than a standard bay. The three-piece

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    BF Goodrich unveils Highway Control tires

    March 29, 2019 9:25AM by johng@newcom.ca

    BFGoodrich commercial truck tires have unveiled two new products in the form of the Highway Control S and Highway Control T. The company’s Highway Control lineup is SmartWay verified, with features such as new sidewall compounds designed to boost fuel

  • Product Equipment

    Two new tires from Yokohama

    March 21, 2019 10:14AM by Truck News

    Yokohama displayed two new tires at this year’s spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council. The 712L drive tire and 114R UWB wide-base single were shown for the first time. Both are SmartWay-verified low rolling resistance tires built at

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    Cooper unveils longhaul steer tire

    March 20, 2019 9:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Cooper Tires has added a longhaul steer tire to its Pro Series product line. The LHS tire will initially be available as a 295/75R22.5, although other sizes are available in June. Features of the tire — bundled

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    New Michelin tire for light trucks and commercial vans

    March 17, 2019 4:10PM by Truck News

    Michelin’s new Agilis CrossClimate tire is designed for ¾- and one-ton trucks and vans operated by commercial fleets. It’s aimed at: local and parcel delivery fleets; food and beverage haulers; telecom and utility fleets; and trades, including landscaping, plumbing, electrical,

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    Cooper Roadmaster for mixed-service

    February 25, 2019 9:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Cooper Tire’s new Roadmaster RM351 HD tire has been unveiled to support mixed-service applications such as construction, logging, and mining operations. Designed for on- and off-road driving, it comes in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes, in load range H. The tire

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    Alcoa wheels in a ‘menacing’ black

    February 20, 2019 1:49PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Alcoa’s Dura-Black wheels are bringing a new sense of style to forged aluminum wheels. The wheel’s face is in a “menacing matte black”, while rim flange and mounting surfaces remain bright to support mounting. Both sides have been treated to

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    Tire Anti-Skid Stick helps spot frozen wheels

    February 12, 2019 1:41PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Manufacturer Direct’s Tire Anti-Skid Stick, dubbed TASS, offers drivers a visual indicator to help spot frozen wheels caused by issues such as brake shoes that have frozen to a drum. The polyurethane tire stick will fold back against a wheel

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    Kinedyne releases 7 and 8-mm stud tire chains

    December 20, 2018 3:14PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kinedyne has unveiled 7- and 8-mm heavy-duty stud tire chains under its Grip Link Brand Tire Chain family. The latest offerings feature 14 cross links and are for off-road use, when trucks need traction over uneven terrain, oil fields, lumber