According to the preliminary edition of its 2018 U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) Factbook, replacement passenger and truck tire shipments reached record highs.
The highlight of Apollo Tyres Ltd.’s third-quarter financial results was a 17% increase in sales.
The brands from Bridgestone Corp. no longer hold the exclusive rights to shelf space at most of the nation's Speedco stores.
Yokohama Tire Corp. has launched a new fuel-efficient long-haul drive tire: the TY577 MC2. Now available in the U.S., the SmartWay-verified TY577 MC2 comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5, and is also offered in 16-ply construction.
While replacement light truck tire shipments are projected to drop 2% this year, LT original equipment shipments are expected to be way up -- 9.9%, according to the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).
China Manufacturers Alliance LLC has added three new tire sizes to its Double Coin RR706 product line.
Michelin North America Inc. is targeting a fast-rising segment of the truck tire industry with its new Michelin X Multi D, a regional drive-position tire designed for trucks and fleets making shorter, more regional urban hauls.
Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low rolling resistance, but weight savings as well.
Hercules Tires & Rubber Co. has introduced two premium truck tire offerings – the Hercules Strong Guard HRA and the Hercules Strong Guard HRD all-position tires.
When it comes to medium truck tires, fuel efficiency and cost-per-mile considerations remain priorities, but there are other trends driving the segment as well.
Marangoni Tread North America Inc. is leading an effort to prompt President Donald Trump to take action in response to the government’s decision not to impose tariffs on truck and bus tires from China.
Prometeon Tire Group, which produces and markets Pirelli brand truck, bus, agricultural and OTR tires, has signed a commercial agreement with Italian company Iveco Defence Vehicles. The partnership calls for Prometeon to develop and supply Pirelli tires for new generation defense vehicles.
TP Commercial Solutions LLC, the commercial arm of Pirelli Tire North America Inc., has launched two Pirelli-brand truck tires as part of its G:85 series.