Fuel efficiency and a quiet, comfortable ride might not be the first things that come to mind when thinking about light truck tires. But the tiremakers designing original equipment LT tires indicate those are key considerations at work in the next generation of products.
ZC Rubber America Inc. is opening a new distribution center in December 2020 so serve the eastern U.S. The warehouse, located in Statesville, N.C., will serve as the distribution hub for Arisun truck tire customers and dealers in the region.
The Falken Ziex ZE001A all-season tire in size 235/65R17 103T will roll on the 2021 Toyota Sienna. It's the first tire to be made in Sumitomo's factory in Buffalo, N.Y., selected as an original equipment fitment.
In a legislative update sent out today, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) said it believes "we will still be working with a split Congress" following the Jan. 5 run-off election in Georgia. TIA officials also shared further thoughts on issues the incoming Biden Administration will tackle.
Independent tire dealers will be seeing more electric vehicles at their locations, writes MTD Editor Mike Manges. But do you know what "goes into" an EV tire? Manges recently talked with one of the principal engineers behind the new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E to find out.