Commercial Tires
Yokohama Tire Launches 114R Tire for Regional, Spread-Axle Uses

Yokohama’s 114R will be available in six sizes March 1.

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Hankook Tire Announces SmartFlex DL15+ Commercial Tire

The SmartFlex DL15+ comes with an optimized bead profile and carcass structure.

Bridgestone Spotlights New M863 All-Position Radial Tire

The new M863 line of all-position radial tires aligns with the “Economy” and “Efficiency” values of the Bridgestone E8 Commitment.

Last-Mile Delivery Tires Set to Outpace Long-Haul Tire Volumes

Prior to the pandemic, the last-mile delivery (LMD) market was booming. So, when COVID-19 hit, and newly-homebound consumers placed even more online orders — retailers like Amazon shortened delivery times to two days, one day, or even same-day services — and the segment exploded. The surge in business brought even more demand for LMD tires,

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Global Tire Manufacturer Ralson Enters US TBR Market

Global tire manufacturer Ralson is entering the U.S. commercial tire market with a new medium/heavy truck tire manufacturing facility and a team of veteran American sales and marketing tire professionals. Ralson debuted its products for the US with its American team at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The company says it is supplying

Michelin Releases Agilis HD Z as New Urban and Regional Tire

Michelin North America has released the Michelin Agilis HD Z 19.5 in two sizes to offer fleets with light and medium-duty vehicles durable, long-lasting tires optimized for the stresses of urban and regional environments. The Agilis HD Z 19.5-in. tires will replace the Michelin XZE in two current sizes (225/70R19.5 LRG and 245/70R19.5 LRH) in

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Yokohama Tire Launches the 716U UWB Regional Drive Tire

Yokohama Tire’s newest commercial tire – the 716U ultra wide-base – is a weight-savings drive tire that carries more profitability for fleets, the company says. It is available now in the US in size 455/55R225. “The 716U UWB is designed specifically for waste, recycle and on/off-road severe service operations where maximizing payload capacity really counts,”

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Continental Launches Second-Generation General Grabber Tires

Continental announced the launch of a new lineup of General tires for regional on and off-road all position use called General Grabber OA 2 and OA 2 Wide Base (WB). Continental says these second-generation tires have a new tread compound to improve mileage and chip and chunk resistance to protect the casing to allow for

Goodyear Announces New Mixed Service Drive Tire

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced a new addition to its Armor Max lineup, the Goodyear Armor Max Extreme Service Drive (ESD) tire. Goodyear says the Armor Max ESD is now available in 11R22.5 H and 11R24.5 H sizes and is specifically designed for heavy-duty construction, logging, oil and mining work vehicles. Goodyear says

Uniroyal Tires Relaunch Commercial Truck Tire Line

Uniroyal Tires has relaunched its commercial truck portfolio with the introduction of three tire offers for the U.S., along with a redesigned website to support the effort. The new lines are the Uniroyal LT2 Line Haul Trailer tire, the RS2 Regional Steer tire and the RD2 Regional Drive tire. Additionally, the website is more modern

There’s Never Been a Better Time for Fuel-Efficient TBR Tire Sales

If you have commercial truck and bus customers, you know they’re struggling with market factors out of their control. They can’t find the parts they need for maintenance and repairs. Their vehicles are getting older and new inventory is few and far between. Diesel prices are through the roof, hovering around $5.50/gallon in some parts

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Port Tire Demand Grows as Shipping Industry Pressure Mounts

Scurrying around the Pierce County Terminal in Tacoma, Washington—serviced by Everport Terminal Services—at 18 miles per hour, dozens of Noell straddle carriers look like massive ants, each carrying a 40-foot-long cargo container between its spindly steel legs. At ground level, 42 feet below the operator’s suspended cab, each of a carrier’s eight wheels is capable

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