Commercial Tires
Truck Tires for Work or Play

Truck Tires for Work or Play Truck tires for light- and medium-duty Class 3-6 trucks have historically been general-purpose offerings. This made perfectly good sense for many years as these vehicles, such as the Class 3 dually pickups, often served in personal-use applications.Even most commercial uses, such as pickups and vans used by plumbers, electricians

An Evolution that Significantly Changed Component Management

Sharppoints Savvy truck fleet maintenance managers who’ve been around the business for awhile recognize an evolution that has significantly changed their approach to component management. While the basics of selecting good quality components and maintaining them in service is still the primary focus, what could be generally described as "problem management" has slowly been replaced

Changing To Meet Changing Needs

Changing To Meet Changing Needs Changes in the medium-duty truck market, as well as rising fuel prices, are driving many of the changes we are now seeing in tires for these vehicles. According to industry statistics, the most popular replacement tire sizes for medium duty commercial trucks from 1996 to 1998 were: 11R22.5, 285/75R22.5 and

Best Practices: Basics of Fleet Tire Maintenance Will Keep Customers Truckin’

Best Practices Basics of Fleet Tire Maintenance Will Keep Customers Truckin’ Even in these booming economic times, when the trucking industry appears to be spending more money on new equipment and tires, truck fleets are still looking to squeeze every penny out of their tire investments. A good truck fleet will buy the best tires

What’s the Real Value?: Methods Vary, But Calculating the Cost/Value of Truck Tires is Key

What’s the Real Value? Methods Vary, But Calculating the Cost/Value of Truck Tires is Key Finding ways to save money is important to any business. No owner wants to see more money going out the door than is coming in. Commercial fleets are no different. The costs of equipment, salaries and repairs can be high,

Make Opportunity Knock: Commercial Light Truck Fleets Full of Untapped Potential

Make Opportunity Knock Commercial Light Truck Fleets Full of Untapped Potential Tire dealers are constantly looking for ways to increase business – especially long-term loyal business. But one of the easiest sales and profit avenues is right under most dealers’ noses. And not getting noticed. "My estimate is 75 percent of all commercial light truck

The Big Blow: Is Using Nitrogen Really A Better Bet for Truck Tire Inflation?

The Big Blow Is Using Nitrogen Really A Better Bet for Truck Tire Inflation? Trucking fleets are always looking for any cost or operational advantage, especially in controllable costs, that results in higher profits.While it’s been more like a murmur than a scream, there has been some recent talk about the use of nitrogen to

Tire Inspection: The Key to Reliable Repair

recently saw a perfect example of the problem. “A shop foreman was proudly showing me a tire which had just been repaired by one of his crew,” said Garrett. ®From all outward appearances it was a beautiful repair job,® Garrett said, ®but, as we carefully looked at the tire, it was obvious it had been

The Consequences of Improper Nail Hole Repairing

The Consequences of Improper Nail Hole Repairing Tech InternationalThere are two common mistakes made in repairing nail hole injuries in commercial truck tires. The first mistake is only plugging the injury. The second is only applying a repair unit to the inside of the tire and not filling the injury.A proper nail hole repair is