Harvey Brodsky, Author at Tire Review Magazine
Retreading Faces Pressures

  When I was asked to contribute an article forecasting what the future held for the truck tire retread market during the next 12 months the first thought that came to my mind was “China.” Although I am writing this while sitting in my office in California, I am well aware that Tire Review has

Giant Earthmover Tire Retreading Saves Huge Amounts of Raw Materials

Every time a giant earthmover tire is retreaded an enormous amount of rubber is saved and the tire can then be put back into full service, saving thousands of dollars for the end user. Thanks to new technology including very sophisticated non-destructive testing methods to ensure the tire is suitable for another full useful life,

The Most Important Environmentally Friendly Products In The World

Every time a tire is retreaded many gallons of oil are saved and one more tire is kept out of scrap tire piles. Hundreds of millions of passenger cars, trucks and all types of commercial vehicles worldwide have safely been using retreaded tires for many years. Even commercial and military airlines worldwide are users of

Second Class Citizens? Not Any More!

There was a time when retreaded tires were pretty good but they didn’t last as long as new tires and their adjustment rate was somewhat higher than comparable new tires. However, they were safe and saved truckers and other motorists considerable amounts of money when compared to higher priced new tires, even if they didn’t

An Urgent Message To Public Sector Fleet Managers Everywhere

With the worldwide downturn in the economy facing cities, towns, counties, states, provinces and even villages everywhere, it is more important than ever for fleet managers to pay attention to their tire costs. Retreads can and should be the answer. Not only are retreaded tires very environmentally friendly, they are far more economical than comparable

Are Retreads Really Any Good?

One of my favorite movie comedies had a scene where a fellow’s wife peeked through a window and saw him in bed with another woman. When she confronted him, he denied it and said: “Who are you going to believe, me or your stinkin’ eyes?” I mention this because a great frustration to our industry

How Long Do Truck Tires Last?

What is a Truck Tire? To begin, we must define truck tires. These are tires usually associated with use on light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles over 10,000 pounds GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight). These truck tires are generally constructed of a single steel body ply and 3 or 4 steel belts under the tread. They

I Hit A Road Alligator

It finally happened to me. Really. I was driving to the Philadelphia International Airport on I-95 a few weeks ago when I noticed a junky old pick up with a junky old trailer in front of me, and I could see the trailer wobbling from side to side. “Wow,” I thought, “This guy’s going to

It’s Time To Think Again!

The NHTSA Commercial Medium Tire Debris Study is not news to the retread industry. We knew it all the time! If you are certain that tire debris on our highways (also known as road alligators) is caused by retreads, you need to read the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Commercial Medium Tire Debris Study

If You Have To Choose, You’re Not On Retreads

When it comes to saving money and helping the environment it is a good idea to remember that the new black is green. By using retreads you can do the planet a favor while actually improving your company’s bottom line. A win-win. The retreads being produced today by top quality retreaders can actually outperform many

Knowledge Is Power

I want to create a scenario about three guys who decided to open a trucking company. Each of them had a truck and each was responsible for the tires on his own truck. Their names are Paul Abelson, Al Cohn and Asa Sharp, names that might be familiar to you if you read trucking magazines.

Retreading Produces 30% Less CO2

The following report was commissioned for the Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse, United Kingdom, and is being reprinted as a TRIB News Release since it contains important information about the environmental benefits of retreaded tires worldwide. An independent analysis carried out to compare the relative carbon footprints of new tyres and retreaded tyres has concluded