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Tire Supply Chains Are ‘Anything But Normal’ and They Won’t be for a While

For the last several years, the one word that constantly comes up in conversations about the tire business is supply–No. 1 getting the tires, and No. 2, getting the ones you need. Inflation has caused logistics and transportation costs to rise, and we’re still seeing port congestion and other ripple effects from COVID shutdowns and

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Discount Tire Invests in Fleet Customer Experience

Using InMoment’s XI Technology to implement touchpoint surveys, Discount Tire will check in with new fleet customers regarding initial experiences in becoming a customer, measure experiences over time and field exit surveys when a customer decides to end a fleet relationship.

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Tire Innovations Ramping Up for Autonomous, Electric Fleets

The prospects for tire breakthroughs for autonomous and electric vehicles over the next five years remain strong, according to a report from Smithers.

The Biggest Pain For Your Fleet Customers Is Your Gain

Despite the seemingly simple preventive maintenance practice of checking cold tire pressures, underinflated tires still plague fleets.

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Goodyear Launches Maintenance Solution for Van Fleets

The Goodyear SightLine will help enable seamless and reliable mobility for all vehicles starting with cargo vans, the company says.

Tech Minute: Managing Brake Wear on Fleet Applications

Babcox Media’s Andrew Markel’s fourth out of four brake tips involves fleet rotors and pads, and how choosing the right match can minimize downtime (Sponsored by Napa).

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Fleets Expected to Adopt TPMS, RFID

New research indicates that the trucking industries in North America and Europe are increasingly facing a shortage of skilled drivers and many are apprehensive about the economic outlook.

TravelCenters of America Sponsor NASCAR Challenge

TravelCenters of America has announced its sponsorship of the 2018 TA Truck Service Challenge competition for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series professional transport drivers.

Tips for Extending Tire Tread Life on Your Fleet

Maintaining trailer tires is one of the most challenging aspects of commercial fleet maintenance since trailers are frequently rotated or released in a route or during a delivery change.

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Michelin Debuts New Line-Haul Drive Tire

Available immediately, the new Michelin XDA Energy + is a dual drive-position tire for line-haul applications, Michelin North America announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle show. The XDA Energy + is designed for fleets and owner-operators who are focused on fuel savings to reduce their operating costs, Michelin said.

BestDrive Opens New Commercial Tire Center

BestDrive recently opened a new facility in Kansas City, Kan. Established in 2010, the commercial tire dealer and retreader now has 21 commercial tire centers across the United States, with plans to expand into eight additional states by the end of 2018.

Raybestos Offers New Catalog for Fleets

Brake Part In.’s Raybestos brand has released its new Commercial Vehicle Application Catalog and Specification Guide (BPI-CV17) to help fleet managers and professional service technicians meet the heavy-duty demands of commercial vehicles.