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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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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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Graber: All-Weather, Last-Mile Are ‘Growing Segments’ for Toyo [Audio]

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

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EV Truck Tire Tips for Commercial Electric Truck Customers

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

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Sailun Tire Americas Looks to Prove Quality in Tier 4 Segment

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

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Smithers Answers Three Burning Last-Mile Truck Tire Questions

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

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Goodyear Launches Two Tires for Last-Mile Delivery

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

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New Commercial Truck Tires Highlight Yokohama’s TMC Booth

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

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Four Trucking Trends – What They Mean for Tire Dealers

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.

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Yokohama Tire Launches 720R Drive Tire for Regional Deliveries

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

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Yokohama Tire Executives Look Ahead to 2022

The following is an executive interview submitted by Yokohama Tire Corp. The tire industry rebounded in 2021 but faced an uphill battle due to continued pandemic-related issues and supply chain challenges. In this executive Q&A, Jeff Barna, president and CEO of Yokohama Tire, along with Stan Chandgie, executive vice president of sales, review 2021 and

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