Electric trucks aren’t just a crazy West Coast “thing” anymore. Those goods you’re ordering online are likely to soon arrive via electric truck or van (and depending on where you live, there’s a decent chance this has happened already). Even public transportation and school districts in cities from coast to coast are beginning to put
Traditional light truck tires are a bit different than last-mile delivery tires. Find out how in this Continental Tire Garage Studio video.
In addition to increased e-commerce sales during the pandemic, many elements have influenced the growth of the commercial van tire segment.
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,
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
When tire dealers tell you, “Keep doing what you’re doing, I just need more tires,” that’s a simple yet hard mandate to follow, especially in an environment where the supply chain is as predictable as the weather. Yet this is what Toyo Tires dealers told Michael Graber, president and CEO of Toyo Tire USA, when
Can a Tier 4 tire really meet or exceed the performance of a Tier 1 tire? That was the question posed to dealers during a two-day tire testing event with Sailun Tire Americas at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. This week, the Chinese tiremaker’s North American team invited its dealers and the media out to blind test
Look at your window for an hour and, while your across-the-street neighbors are bound to wonder what’s wrong with you, you’re bound to spot a handful of last-mile delivery vehicles on their way to drop more cardboard at their next destination. UPS, FedEx, Amazon, DHL and the likes are all growing their last-mile operations, and
At this year’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, and Work Truck Week summit in Indianapolis, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company says it is showcasing two new tires for the growing last-mile delivery sector: the new Endurance RSA ULT and Fuel Max RSA ULT. With the fuel-efficient Fuel Max RSA and
Yokohama Tire will feature two new products and more than a dozen commercial truck tires – including several 19.5-in. tires – in its booth at the upcoming TMC show in Orlando, Florida. On display will be the new 720R, a 19.5-in., N-speed-rated, deep tread drive tire which is engineered specifically for pickup trucks and last-mile
Studying commercial truck tire trends is a talent that Gary Schroeder, Cooper Tire executive director of global truck & bus tires, is perhaps best known for, and dagnabbit, he did it again during his “Trends in the Commercial Tire Industry” seminar at this year’s K&M Tire Dealer Conference & Trade Show in Kansas City, Kansas.
Yokohama Tire has added a new commercial tire to its lineup: the 720R. The 720R is a 19.5-in., N-speed-rated drive tire engineered specifically for pickup trucks and last-mile delivery operations, according to Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning. Clauer says the tire is offered in a 225/70R/19.5 size and is now available in