September 2019

3 Simple Ways to Inspect & Maintain OTR Tires

  • September 06, 2019
  • Tire Service,
otr tire maintenance STTC

Off-the-road (OTR) tires are used for heavy-duty, off-road vehicles and are designed to withstand conditions that would render most vehicles useless. But what happens when these tires fail to perform as expected? In order to prevent costly blowout replacements and repairs, fleet managers need to ensure their OTR tires are properly inspected and well-maintained. On


Alignment Matters: Taking Vehicle Alignment for Granted Could Cost You

  • September 27, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Truck,
Alignment Matters: Taking Vehicle Alignment for Granted Could Cost You

Fleet managers failing to tend to their commercial truck maintenance needs can end up costing themselves thousands in unnecessary repairs. One of the most overlooked areas of commercial truck maintenance is managing proper vehicle alignment. A bad alignment can negatively impact every area of your commercial fleet from fuel economy to tire cost. The only


Choosing the Right Grease for Your Fleet Truck Chassis & Components

  • September 16, 2019
  • Truck,
Choosing the Right Grease

Grease is an often-overlooked component to many fleet managers’ operations. Failure to keep your fleet trucks properly lubricated can result in costly repairs and downtime. In order to avoid unnecessary mechanical services for your fleet, you’ll need to select the right grease products to properly lubricate key components of your trucks. Read on to find


Effects of Corrosion on Your Commercial Fleet

  • September 09, 2019
  • Tire Service,
Effects of Corrosion on Your Commercial Fleet

Keeping commercial trucking fleets corrosion-free can be a challenge for fleet managers and their drivers. With various factors causing corrosion in components such as commercial tires and electrical equipment, commercial fleets need to exercise caution when frequently driving in corrosive conditions. Causes of Corrosion in Commercial Tires Corrosive environments might seem rare, but commercial trucks


OTR Tire Market 2019 – 2025 U.S. Outlook

  • September 20, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,
OTR Tire Market 2019 – 2025 U.S. Outlook

A recent report by the Industrial Growth Forecast shows significant growth projections for the global OTR tire market between 2019 and 2025. The report provides unique insights into the key players in OTR tire manufacturing, how their competitors are expected to perform in upcoming years, and some of the key reasons for industry growth. Additionally,


Where Do “Road Alligators” Come From?

  • September 20, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,
The Myth Behind Tire Retreads & Road Alligators

Commercial truck drivers all over the United States are familiar with the art of dodging debris on the road from blown-out tires (or “road alligators”). While many mistakenly believe that this debris is due to the use of tire retreads, fleets will be surprised to learn that tire retreads may not be the main culprit