It takes more than twenty gallons of oil to produce one new truck tire, while a retread only requires seven. STTC manufactures more than 200,000 retreads a year, reducing America's annual oil consumption by over 3 million gallons.
STTC recycles hundreds of thousands of pounds of foam-fill per year. Each pound of this recycled material replaces one pound of new polyurethane materials, significantly reducing America's oil usage.
Helping Create Recycled Products
STTC's retreading facilities recycle over 2.5 million pounds of tread material each year. This recycled product is then used to make truck bed liners, railroad crossing materials, playground and landscaping materials, hoses, and many other rubber products.
STTC has partnered with Hopkinton-based Solect Energy to install a 322 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy system at their Millbury, MA Michelin Retread Plant. A total of 1,313 solar PV panels were installed on the roof of STTC’s 58,000-square-foot facility to help defray approximately 26% of the electricity expenses of their modern MRT retread plant.
Choosing to go solar was another way that we can give back, this time to the environment. Solar is nothing new to STTC as a 150KW array was installed atop STTC’s Millville NJ retread plant in 2006.
Submitted by Editor STTC on Wed, 5/18/2022 - 8:00 am
Sometimes, Things Like Roadside Assistance Matters The trucking industry continues to struggle under the weight of too few drivers. One Statista report found that the industry needs 162,000 new drivers by 2030 to meet growing demand, noting that driver shortage is one of the largest problems in the industry. Considering this demand for qualified drivers, …
Submitted by Editor STTC on Wed, 5/11/2022 - 8:00 am
And the Myths Surrounding It Trucking fleets and commercial vehicle owners use retread tires on a consistent basis. Yet, there continues to be a lack of understanding of the industry and a few misconceptions to go along with it. There’s no doubt the biggest benefit is in saving money when purchased over a new …