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Torque to Traction

  Drive tires are the driving force of commercial vehicles. Whether operating on pavement, gravel, dirt, mud or snow, drive tires are designed for a plethora of harsh environments, offering greater traction and stability compared to other tires. While other types of commercial tires can be used on the drive axles, drive tires are engineered

Six Trends Impacting the Trucking Industry

From increasingly stringent fuel efficiency regulations to the regionalization of fleets, a number of trends continue to impact the North American trucking industry. Let’s look at six of the top trends within the segment. 1. Tonnage increases According to the most recent data available from the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the trucking industry hauled 9.96

Falken Rolling Out New Commercial Tires at GATS

Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ Falken brand will showcase four new commercial tires at the 2016 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas, Aug. 25-27. “Falken is excited to debut our newest additions to our commercial truck tire lines at the Great American Trucking Show,” said Rick Brennan, vice president of marketing for the company. “Showcasing our latest

Wide Base Tires

Wide base tires are an investment, but they can pay off in the long run for fleets looking to haul heavy loads and save weight. While these benefits are very appealing to fleets, tire dealers need to help their customers determine if wide base tires are just what the doctor ordered. The biggest difference between

Conti to Build $1.4 Billion Plant in Miss.

Continental Tire the Americas and the state of Mississippi have officially reached an agreement that allows the tiremaker to purchase a site in Hinds County, Miss., for its “commercial vehicle tire” plant. Nikolai Setzer, executive board member for Conti’s tire business, said the new facility is part of Conti’s global growth strategy and a step

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Greenball Launching All-Steel Trailer Tire at SEMA

Greenball Corp. is launching an all-new heavy-duty specialty trailer tire at the 2015 SEMA Show – the 12 ply rated Tow-Master ASC. “We’re very excited to showcase our latest development to the automotive trade and media at SEMA Show,” said Randy Tsai, senior vice president. “As pickup truck towing capabilities continue to improve, we felt

Goodyear Grows Commercial Tire Network

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. continues to expand its commercial network with two more Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers located in Seattle and Chesapeake, Va. The centers will offer Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly brand medium truck tires as well as Goodyear retreads, tire balancing services and Goodyear-Fleet HQ 24/7 Emergency Roadside Service. “Our

Falken to Phase Out Ohtsu

Falken Tire Corp., a unit of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., will phase out the Ohtsu brand name for commercial tires. The company will re-introduce it to the market as an associate brand for its passenger and light truck tire lines. According to the company, the Ohtsu lines will be phased out and replaced with Falken-brand