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Tireco says the traction ribs on  its new MS597 tire improve drive grip and reduce hydoplaning.
April 17, 2014

Tireco expands Milestar line

Tireco Inc. has added the MS597 Steelpro professional series to its Milestar brand. The MS597 is designed for heavy duty commercial light truck applications.

Tags: Milestar, MS597, Tireco Inc., truck tires

April 17, 2014

TRIB to share retread message at WasteExpo

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will exhibit at WasteExpo 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, April 29 to May 1.

Tags: retreads, Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, WasteExpo

April 16, 2014

Latin American tire expo announces speakers

Exhibit space is sold out for the 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo July 23-25 at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, Republic of Panama. Organizers announced speakers for the event, which is expected to draw 3,500 visitors from 40 countries.

Tags: Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Panama

Trelleborg says its Interfit service network will accelerate growth opportunities for dealers who
April 16, 2014

Trelleborg launches Interfit dealer network in U.S.

The Trelleborg Wheel Systems unit of Trelleborg Group has launched its Interfit service network in the U.S., bringing marketing, commercial and technical support as well as a rewards program to industrial tire dealers.

Tags: forklift tires, industrial tires, Interfit dealer network, James Pick, Trelleborg Wheel Systems

The new Tire Advisor mobile app from Bridgestone allows users to compare truck and bus tires, Bandag
April 15, 2014

Mobile app helps shop for commercial tires

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has introduced a mobile app called Tire Advisor which is designed to help fleets and dealers quickly access and compare information about Bridgestone commercial tire brands.

Tags: Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Matt Stevenson, mobile app

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USEFUL ARTICLES

John Collins, left, president of American Crane Inc., talks with Chris Bates, OTR manager for the
April 16, 2014

OTR Tire Conference 2014  

On the tire side, higher speed is a goal. So are all-season tires for year-round operations, especially in winter.

Tags: Commercial tires, OTR Tire Conference, OTR tires

Manufacturers are adding sizes and durability to tires they are introducing for forklifts, material
April 16, 2014

Industrial tire trends  

The dialogue at commercial dealerships is shifting from the price to the quality of industrial tires. Productivity and longevity are now trumping the lowest possible price in the purchase decision. “What we’re seeing mostly in terms of trends is the willingness of customers to take heed of what we’re telling them about what a tire will really do,” says Ned Edwards, owner of Star Tire Co. Inc. in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Commercial tires, industrial tires

Wide-base tire update
April 16, 2014

Wide-base tire update  

To say the truck tire industry has experienced a lot of changes over the past three decades is an understatement at best. While tube-type bias-ply tires on multi-piece rims were still a significant part of trucking in the 1980s, they are practically dinosaurs today and more or less relegated to the intermodal and off-road markets.

Tags: Kevin Rohlwing, truck tires, Wide-base tires

Commercial Tire Inc. of Meridian, Idaho, celebrated its 45th year in business by moving into a new
April 16, 2014

Top retreaders invest to add capacity  Cover Story

Retreaders made about the same amount of retreads and sold them at higher prices in 2013. According to Modern Tire Dealer market data, production rose slightly to 14.9 million units, just 100,000 more than in 2012, while retread pricing rose 9.6% year-over-year.

Tags: retreading, Top 100 Retreaders list

Final words on tire aging
April 15, 2014

Final words on tire aging  

This is absolutely the last editorial I will write on tire aging. Not counting this one, I have written four since 2002.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Tire aging

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