D. Michael Pennington, Author at Tire Review Magazine
Tire ‘Remanufacturing’ Pays Dividends

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions expert explains how retread life can be extended.

Solving The Fleet Technician Shortage

Technicians are critical to fleets and to dealership service operation. For dealerships, they are an essential piece of the fleet customer support puzzle, according to Duane Kyrish, general manager, Kyrish Truck Centers (International), Austin, Texas. "Technicians are incredibly hard to source. We’ve tried trade schools and vo-tech institutions, but we never give up and must

Bridgestone’s Investment in S.C. Continues to Grow

Bridgestone Americas recently hosted industry journalists for an in-depth tour of its expand­ed 1.8-million-square-foot passenger/light truck tire plant in Aiken County, South Carolina.The additional 474,000 square feet of production and warehouse space joins the previously announced 266,000-square-foot expansion of the plant in July of this year. The facility, which produced its first tire in 1998,

Providing Truck Tire Service for Fleets Small and Large

Purchasing and getting service on tires as a large national fleet is one matter, but how does the small-to-medium size fleet stand in the eyes of tiremakers and their dealer networks? Just how do the small-to-medium size fleets compete on price and "special" services vs. the big, national fleets with reported "extras?"  We researched what

The Fleet Technician Shortage

“Technicians play a critical role in the overall success of any trucking operation,” said J. Scott Steurer, global manager of service and customer support for Eaton Corp. and Roadranger. “Specifically, they can be instrumental in maximizing the trucks’ fuel efficiency (proper tire inflation, lube levels) and making an important safety contribution (properly operating braking systems).