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Cooper Is Looking Outside of China for TBR Supply

As the federal government considers additional duties on truck, bus, and radial (TBR) tires from China, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. does not believe the domestic supply of tires will be enough to meet the demand for TBR tires in the U.S. in the near term.

Hankook will supply an additional 20 original equipment truck tires, including its e-Cube Max and Smart Flex for the Actros and Atego, in the European market.
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Hankook Extends OE Fitments for Premium Trucks in Europe

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. is expanding its original equipment (OE) portfolio in the heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) and medium duty segment as part of its existing OE agreements for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Actros, Antos, Arocs, Econic and Atego.

Fan Xue Feng inspects an OTR tire during production at the Double Coin factory in Rugao, China. The plant produces 100,000 OTR tires a year.
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Double Coin to increase TBR production by 2018

Double Coin Holdings Ltd. plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million TBR tires a year.

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Bridgestone TBR plant hits 25-year milestone

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is commemorating 25 years of operations at its commercial truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing facility in Warren County, Tenn. The plant, which produced its first tire in May 1990, now provides work for more than 1,000 people and manufactures approximately 9,000 TBR tires each day.

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Continental to expand Czech TBR production

Continental AG announced plans to significantly expand its truck and bus tire production facilities in Otrokovice, Czech Republic. This five-year expansion program will ultimately double the truck and bus tire production capacity at that site to almost 1.5 million units annually.

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Toyo enhances TBR casing warranty

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has rolled out an improved casing warranty for its commercial line of medium truck and bus radial (TBR) tires. Toyo says both fleet and independent operators will benefit from this improved warranty as it applies to the retreading of casings.

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Bridgestone issues recall of 2,600 TBR tires

In response to Bridgestone Corp.’s Nov. 7, 2013, voluntary safety recall of various truck and bus tires announced in Japan, Bridgestone Americas (BSA) is recalling approximately 2,600 units which were produced at Bridgestone’s plant in Tochigi, Japan, and sold in Guam, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.

The Hankook Smart Work AM15 features a tread pattern with a stone ejector rib to prevent stone drilling.
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Hankook Smart Work TBR tire goes on-, off-road

Hankook Tire America Corp. has announced the availability of its new Smart Work AM15 on-/off-road wide-base/all-position TBR tire for construction fleet customers. The Smart Work AM15 is available in two sizes; 385/65R22.5 and 425/65R22.5.

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