Al Cohn, Author at Tire Review Magazine - Page 3 of 3
Tire Dealers Must Stand Ready to Help Fleets Meet CSA Regulations

Commercial trucking fleets are spending a lot of time these days trying to meet all of the rules and regulations in FMCSA’s rollout of CSA (Compliance, Safety & Accountability), which officially began December 2010. Tire dealers need to take the time to understand the newest government safety improvement program for commercial vehicles. Fleets and drivers

Scrap Tire Analysis Programs Bring Big Benefits to Fleets

The cost of commercial tires continues to climb. Natural rubber shortages due to droughts and floods and gouging (at least according to some) keep tire prices well elevated – and they continue to climb. A high percentage of NR is used in truck tires because of its low heat buildup compared to synthetic rubber. High

With Fuel Costs on the Rise, Tires Play Important Role For Fleets

With diesel prices continuing to escalate to close to $4 per gallon this month, this is a great opportunity to talk about the impact of tires on fuel economy. The unrest in the Middle East is not going to end any time soon. Diesel prices will only get worse as we head into the spring

Who Should Dealers Consult for Fleet Tire Maintenance Programs?

Tire responsibility – whose is it anyway? Is it the tire technicians, the truck drivers, the director of maintenance or the tire program manager? The answer is all of the above. The director of fleet maintenance typically oversees the program. but requires input from the entire team.It takes a total team approach to have a

How Tire Dealers Can Optimize a Fleet’s Tire Program

Commercial fleets are in the business to haul freight, but cost burdens often knock all of the profits out of a job before the first mile. Fuel continues to be a fleet’s number one expense item, with tires as number two. Fleets can do very little to control fuel costs beyond those things that improve

Know the Impact of CSA 2010 to Better Serve Fleet Customers

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in the process of rolling out its new Comprehensive Safety Analysis program. Commercial tire dealers who understand the ins and outs of the new initiative can take serious advantage of using the program to promote their dealership’s service and support for commercial trucking fleets. But first, let’s

Drivers Can Help Fleet Tire Budgets

Drivers can play a significant role in a fleet’s tire program. Simply giving new drivers a one-time ‘Tires 101’ crash course is just not enough. With the proper training, drivers can be your best resource by becoming the fleet’s early warning system for potential tire issues. The morning driver walk-around needs to include a serious