Yokohama Tire Corp.'s newest commercial truck tire offering - the 716U ultra wide-base - "is a weight-savings drive tire that carries more profitability for fleets," according to Yokohama officials. It’s available now in the United States in size 455/55R225.
Southern Tire Mart LLC has expanded its footprint by nearly 40 locations with the recent acquisitions of Phoenix, Ariz.-based Redburn Tire Co. and 26 Bridgestone Americas Inc.-owned GCR Tires & Service locations.
Michelin North America Inc. has relaunched its Uniroyal brand commercial truck tire portfolio with three new medium truck tires - the Uniroyal LTS line haul trailer tire, the Uniroyal RSR regional steer tire and the Uniroyal RD2 regional drive tire.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. is investing $550 million in its Warren County, Tenn., commercial truck and bus tire plant. The infusion will expand the plant by 850,000 square feet to support increased capacity and production of RFID-equipped tires.
Walt Weller, recently retired senior vice president of CMA LLC/Double Coin, has more than four decades of commercial truck tire experience. He says he’s never seen a stronger truck tire market than the current one.