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Electric Trucks Pose Challenges for Tiremakers

Range, Torque and Weight Are Concerns

Electric vehicles for personal use are getting a lot of press, but electrification is coming to the domestic heavy-duty truck market, too. What impact will electric trucks have on tire design and construction? Truck tire suppliers share their thoughts in this MTD exclusive.


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LRT

Love's Relocates Retread Plant, Will Ramp Up Capacity

New Facility Doubles Size of Plant It Replaces

Love's Travel Stops has relocated its Plainfield, Ind., retread plant to a new, 200,000-square-foot plant in Mooresville, Ind. An Oliver retreader, Love's has six retread plants across the country and is the eighth largest operation on MTD's 2021 Top 50 Retreaders List.


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Apollo

Apollo Launches North American Truck Tire Line

Company Wants 'Servicing Dealers' for Distribution Network

Apollo Tyres is taking aim at the North American commercial truck tire market with the introduction of Apollo brand medium truck tires next month. The roll-out represents the culmination of nearly five years of research and three years of real-world testing by trucking fleets across various vocations.


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Gallagher Tire

Gallagher Tire Uses Web Portal to Grow Specialty Tire Sales

It’s probably safe to say that as a product segment, specialty tires are not normally associated with e-commerce — at least in the minds of most consumers. But then again, specialty tire enthusiasts are not standard tire buyers, says J.P Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Tire, a specialty tire wholesale distributor based in Spring City, Pa.  And Gallagher Tire, he adds, is not your average tire dealership.


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