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How to Save on Work Truck Fleet Maintenance

  • June 17, 2019
  • Tire Retreading, Truck,

The biggest challenge for fleet managers is finding ways to save money on truck fleet maintenance. Commercial trucks are at higher risk for needing maintenance and repairs simply because of how often they’re used, the amount of starting and stopping required and how far they travel. However, by following these three tips, fleets can reduce


Improved Infrastructure Could Save Commercial Truckers Billions on Fuel

  • May 08, 2019
  • Road Service,
improve infrastructure

A recent report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that improving the nation’s infrastructure could save commercial truckers billions of gallons of fuel each year. Not only would improved infrastructure mean savings on fuel costs, but better roads with less congestion would also increase the lifespan of commercial tires and bring less pollution


Proactive Fleet Maintenance Tips for Reducing Emergencies

  • May 06, 2019
  • Articles,

For fleet managers, few things are more important than saving on maintenance costs — especially as operations costs continue to increase. Finding a semi-truck tire repair center near you can be difficult in an emergency situation, so it’s important to follow these three tips for proactive fleet tire maintenance to conserve your budget and ensure


Using Predictive Maintenance to Reduce Unnecessary Fleet Costs

  • May 03, 2019
  • Articles,

The cost of operating a commercial trucking fleet has dramatically increased in recent years. According to a 2018 report from the Fleet Advantage Whitepaper Series, maintenance and repairs are at the forefront as the highest variable and volatile cost of fleet operation. Preventative maintenance strategies combined with predictive maintenance technologies can help managers save on


Ford F-550 Wins Commercial Truck of the Year

  • May 01, 2019
  • Truck,

Work Truck Magazine recently named the Ford F-550 as the 2019 Commercial Truck of the Year. Chosen from a list of 11 contenders, readers selected the F-550 for its unparalleled application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifecycle costs. As fleet managers seek to reduce overall costs for operations, updating their trucks can be one


10 Fuel-Saving Techniques to Make Your Fleet More Efficient

  • April 29, 2019
  • Articles,

It’s no secret that operations costs for commercial trucking fleets have dramatically increased in the past few years. Fleet managers need alternative methods to help stretch their budgets and improve efficiency. These 10 fuel-saving techniques will help you save money on fuel costs for your fleet, reduce your semi truck tire repair costs, and improve


Global Retread Tires Market Forecast

  • April 26, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,

Future Market Insights recently released a report which analyzed the global retread tires market over the next 10 years, from 2018 – 2028. Overall, the retread tire market is set to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period.   Among end use segments, heavy commercial vehicles are expected to grow tremendously in terms


The History of Retread Tires in America

  • April 23, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,

Tire retreading has evolved tremendously since its inception in the 1900s. While its checkered past may cause skepticism from commercial truckers, retreading has come a long way and is an excellent option for extending the life of your fleet’s tires.   The Early Days   Back when roads were unpaved and riddled with hazards, even


Why Every Trucker Should Have a Roadside Assistance Provider

  • April 15, 2019
  • Road Service,
roadside assistance provider

Every fleet manager should establish a relationship with a roadside assistance provider. The road ahead can be unpredictable, and ensuring your truckers are safe during their travels starts with a good working relationship with your roadside assistance provider. From mechanical troubles to tire replacements, having the right professionals available when you need them can prevent


10 Ways to Slow Commercial Trucking Tire Wear and Tear

  • April 11, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
trucking tire wear and tear

Fleet managers know that tire depreciation can negatively impact profitability. Replacement tires alone are the second-largest operating expense for fleets. The TIA-certified tire technicians at STTC understand how to get the most out of your tire life. We’ve developed ten helpful tips for extending the life of your commercial trucking tires. Maintaining Proper Inflation Inflation


Retread Tire Market To Grow by 4.6% Per Year Through 2028

  • April 08, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,
retread tire

According to a recent report released by Future Market Insights, the premier provider of market intelligence and consulting services, the long-term outlook of the global retread market is increasingly positive, with market value projected to grow at a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% per year through 2028. During this forecast period, the heavy


Biggest Challenges Facing Commercial Fleet Managers

  • April 05, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
commerical fleet managers

As commercial fleet managers struggle to balance cost and productivity, industry leaders are faced with unique challenges. Rising operations costs, driver safety, and repair truck availability are some of the biggest challenges facing commercial fleet managers. Commercial truck service centers like STTC are helping fleet managers combat these problems by providing them with accessible and


Fuel Savings vs. Tire Life: The Truth of LRR for Commercial Truckers

  • April 03, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
fuel savings vs life tire

Low-rolling-resistance (LRR) tires have become a source of some controversy for commercial trucking fleet managers. While LRR tires tout better fuel economy, fleet managers are wary about purchasing these more expensive alternatives due to their perceived lower tread life. It’s true that paying more for a tire that doesn’t last as long seems like a


The Importance of Roadside Assistance for Issues with Commercial Tires

  • March 25, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Road Service,
roadside commercial tires

The quality of your roadside assistance provider is a critical consideration when maintaining uptime of your vehicles and protecting your fleet. There is a clear correlation between tire issues and vehicle breakdowns.  Ensuring that your roadside assistance company specializes in tire maintenance can help to protect your drivers and your fleet. In this new post,


The importance of quick emergency response times for your fleet

  • March 23, 2019
  • Road Service,

In operating your fleet, you’ll often face situations in which vehicles require a tow service or side-of-the-road repair work. Working with an experienced roadside assistance company is critical not only to the productivity of your fleet but also to the safety of your team members. As a company with one of the fastest response times


Our Roadside Assistance Team Presents Tips for Passing a Level 1 Roadside Inspection

  • March 21, 2019
  • Road Service,
Our Roadside Assistance Team Presents Tips for Passing a Level 1 Roadside Inspection

Fleet vehicles may be required to go through a roadside inspection in order to prove their safety and performance to inspectors from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Drivers should know what to expect during the level 1 inspection process, and so within this post, our team at STTC explains a little more about inspections and


Reducing Costs for Commercial Truck Tires: Guide to Commercial Budgeting in 2019 for Fleet Operators

  • March 18, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Reducing commercial truck tire costs for 2019

Whether you have five vehicles in your fleet or 100, following effective business practices is essential to long-term success of your fleet operations. Our team at STTC has many years of experience in guiding clients on their need for commercial truck tires and maintenance and we assist fleets in planning for the long-term. In this


A Guide to Proactive Maintenance for Commercial Truck Tires in Winter

  • March 14, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Maintenance for Commercial Truck Tires in Winter

The winter weather can have a significant impact on your commercial truck tires. Taking a proactive approach to protecting your vehicle’s tires is the best way to ensure that tires remain in peak condition for the months ahead. Our team at STTC has comprehensive experience in the tire industry and within our new post, we’re


How to Optimize Your Tire Maintenance Strategy

  • March 11, 2019
  • Road Service,
How to Optimize Your Tire Maintenance Strategy for 2019

The latest data shows that maintenance and repair costs within the American trucking industry rose 60% between 2008 and 2017. Fleets are now paying 16.7 cents per mile on average for vehicle maintenance. With the rising cost of repair and maintenance for the modern fleet operator, we’re highlighting how to consolidate your expenditures and optimize


Casing Inspection is Critical to Your Tire Retreading Performance

  • March 04, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,
Casing inspection crucial on tire retreading performance

Retread tires are now helping fleet operators throughout the country consolidate their costs and improve the lifetime value achieved from their tires. But without an effective casing inspection process, tire retread benefits are forgone. Our team at STTC has spent many years guiding clients on the importance of the casing inspection process for tire retreading


How Do Fleets Manage Their Commercial Truck Tires?

  • March 01, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
How Fleets manage their commercial tires?

By learning more about how other companies are managing their commercial truck tires, you can build a maintenance program that optimizes your return on investment and improves vehicle safety. Our trusted team at STTC has decades of experience in the commercial truck tire industry and in this new post, we’ll delve into the details of


Expert Tips for Driving In Winter on Semi Truck Tires

  • February 27, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,

Driving in the wintertime is a challenge even for the most skilled and experienced semi driver. And it’s important that your fleet drivers understand the best ways to mitigate risk on the road during the cold weather. Our experts at STTC have great experience in this area, and within this new post, we’re presenting our


The Elements to Consider When Evaluating the Lifetime Cost of Commercial Truck Tires

  • February 18, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,

By analyzing the total lifetime cost of your commercial truck tires and reviewing each of the options across the market carefully you can pinpoint products that will reduce your lifetime cost considerably. Our team at STTC has decades of experience in supplying clients with commercial truck tires, and we have a clear understanding of the


STTC Highlights the Importance of Scrap Tire Analysis for Semi Truck Tires

  • February 05, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Semi truck STTC

Bethlehem, PA-based Service Tire Truck Centers (STTC) has recently begun a campaign to highlight the importance of analyzing semi truck tires once they’re scrapped. The scrap analysis can show the reasons that tires are being removed from service and help the company enact more effective maintenance programs. Truck tire analysis is now one of the


Our Roadside Assistance Team’s Winter Checklist for Your Commercial Vehicle Fleet

  • January 24, 2019
  • Road Service,
Winter checklist for commercial vehicle fleet

By taking on pre-trip checks and evaluating the performance of your fleet’s components, you can mitigate long-term maintenance challenges and save your business thousands of dollars. Our roadside assistance team at STTC has decades of experience in vehicle maintenance, and in this latest post, we’re highlighting our winter checklist for your vehicle fleet. Check the


A Guide to the Importance of Quality Tire Retreading

  • January 17, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,
Importance of Quality Tire Retreading

Retread tires are helping fleets reduce their cost per mile while limiting maintenance expenditures. But not all tire retreading companies can deliver the required level of product quality fleets need to keep their vehicles safe for the years ahead. In this latest post, we’ll look at the importance of quality tire retreading and how you


The 5 Dangers Associated with Driving on Worn Out Commercial Truck Tires

  • January 14, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,

Your commercial truck tires should be maintained professionally to ensure optimal performance throughout the year. While most fleet operators understand the full value of a comprehensive maintenance program, they may not know that driving on worn out commercial truck tires can have a number of dangerous consequences. In this post, we’ll explain a little more


Winter Maintenance and Towing Tips for Your Commercial Trucks

  • January 10, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Winter maintenance tips for commercial tires

With winter’s arrival, fleet operators throughout the country are now considering how best to keep their trucks in conditionduring the months ahead. From your commercial truck tires to the vehicle’s engine components, each part of the vehicle requires effective maintenance to protect it against long-term damage. In this post, we’ll provide our winter maintenance and


A Guide to Steer and Drive Tire Issues

  • January 07, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,

Steer and drive tires must be maintained effectively to ensure optimal driver and vehicle safety. Working with a specialist for commercial tires can help you analyze common tire issues and mitigate these issues within your fleet. Our team at STTC has many years’ experience responding to steer and drive tire challenges, and in this new


Latest Data Shows 81.4% of Scrap Tires Produced are Re-Used

  • December 31, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
81.4% of Scrap Tires Produced are Re-Used

Bethlehem, PA-based suppliers of commercial truck tires, STTC has recently highlighted a study showing that 81.4% of scrap tires produced are now being reused. The study, by USTMA (U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association) shows that over 81% of the scrap tires in the U.S. now have a useful end-of-life role in asphalt, rubberized playgrounds , and


The Top 8 Commercial Truck Tires

  • December 27, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
The Top 8 Commercial Truck Tires in the marketplace

In choosing commercial truck tires for your vehicles, it’s important to consider the leading brands as recommended across the industry. In this latest post our experienced team at STTC provides a guide to the top 8 brands of commercial truck tires. 1. Michelin One of the leading brands for many years, Michelin is renowned for


Tire Retreading versus New Tires: Which is Best for Your Fleet?

  • December 19, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
retread tires vs new tires

When making the decision between tire retreading options and new tires, it’s important that you consult with experts in the commercial tire marketplace to determine the right option for your fleet. Our team at STTC has decades of experience supplying quality commercial truck tires to fleet operators, and in this latest post, we’ll explain how


Four Factors to Consider When Buying Commercial Semi Truck Tires

  • December 17, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
factors when buying semi truck tires

The semi truck tires you integrate within your fleet should be designed for optimum performance over the years ahead. But without having a clear understanding of the commercial truck tires available, it can be difficult to decide when buying new equipment. Our experienced team at STTC has helped thousands of fleet operators choose tires for


A Guide to Tire Retreading: The Reliability of Retread Tires

  • December 12, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
A Guide to Tire Retreading: The Reliability of Retread Tires

In examining the reliability of tire retreading to your organization, it’s important to consider the factors that influence your tire choices. Our trusted team at STTC has decades of experience in tire retreading and within our latest post, we’re looking into the reliability of retread tires compared with new tires, and what this means for


Common Reasons Semi Trucks Require Roadside Assistance

  • December 06, 2018
  • Road Service,
Common Reasons Semi Trucks Require Road Side Assistance

Each year, commercial truck drivers across the country experience vehicle breakdowns on the road that can negatively effect fleet operating costs. Truck breakdowns can occur without warning and at a moment’s notice, so it’s important to research the causes of vehicle breakdowns to mitigate their impact. In this post, we explore several of the more


Synchrony Drives New Relationship with Service Tire Truck Centers (STTC) to provide Financing options for Truck Owner-Operators

  • December 04, 2018
  • News,
Truckers Preferred Card

STAMFORD, CT. & BETHLEHEM, PA –Synchrony and Service Tire Truck Centers (“STTC”) introduced an owner-operator financing solution that will be available through the Synchrony Car CareTM “Truckers Preferred” program. The new financing option allows owner-operators to purchase new tires and necessary truck services, when needed, without the worry of large out-of-pocket payments. “The Truckers Preferred


Our Experts for Commercial Truck Tires Present Interesting Facts about 18 Wheelers

  • December 03, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
interesting facts about 18 wheelers

18-wheelers are now driven across the country for safe and effective transportation of goods. Read more about 18-wheelers and their value in the marketplace within this latest post from our experts for commercial truck tires highlight interesting facts about 18-wheelers.   The invention of the semi truck   The invention of the semi-truck is attributed


What You Need to Know About Mile Testing for Semi Truck Tires

  • November 28, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
What You Need to Know About Mile Testing for Semi Truck Tires

Mile testing and evaluation for semi truck tires can help your fleet achieve the maximum return for its investment in tires and equipment. It’s critical to work with an expert for semi-truck tires in carrying out mile testing within your fleet. Our team at STTC has significant experience in this tire maintenance area, and within


Why Your Commercial Truck Tires Don’t Last As Long as You’d Like

  • November 19, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Truck tires don't last as long

Achieving maximum ROI on your commercial truck tires is probably one of your leading objectives as a fleet operator. But many operators still fail meet their expectations in this business objective. Our experienced team at STTC has decades of experience in the repair and maintenance of commercial truck tires, and in this new post, we’ll


The Leading Reasons Why Trucks Break Down

  • November 13, 2018
  • Road Service,
leading reasons why trucks break down

Fleet operators spend millions of dollars each year on maintenance that could be avoided with proactive planning. It’s why the top operators across the country are constantly reviewing why their trucks break down and the steps they can take to mitigate these issues. To help in this process, our roadside assistance team explains the leading


The STTC Team Highlights Latest Goodyear Commercial Truck Tires

  • October 01, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Latest Goodyear Commercial Truck Tires

    Bethlehem, PA-based suppliers of tires and tire products, STTC is now highlighting the newest product from Goodyear. The team at Goodyear has recently released their new steer tire – the Goodyear Endurance LHS. The Goodyear Endurance LHS commercial truck tires have been optimized to provide high levels of durability with a consistent footprint


The Environmental Benefits of Tire Retreading

  • September 28, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
enviromental benefits of tire retreading

In running your fleet, it’s critical to meet ongoing environmental targets and capitalize on the available financial incentives. Our team at STTC has worked with fleet operators across the country to guide them on the environmental advantages of tire retreading. And within our latest post, we’re exploring these benefits and explaining their value to your


Does Tire Retreading Impact Tire Safety?

  • September 25, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
Tire retreading impact tire safety

One of the foremost considerations for all trucking fleet operators is the safety of their drivers and vehicles. And so ensuring that their drivers have access to the best-performing vehicle components is priority number one. Within this latest post, we’ll explain a little more about the value of tire retreading and explore whether the tire


How Do You Know If Your Vehicle is Using the Right Commercial Truck Tires?

  • September 19, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Is your vehicle using the right commercial truck tires

Choosing commercial truck tires that suit your fleet’s performance needs can help your organization build efficiency in the long-term. Our experienced team at STTC is committed to helping you choose the right commercial truck tires for your fleet and ensuring the tires meet your performance requirements. And so within our latest post, we’ll explain how


Our Tire Retreading Experts Explain The Factors that Influence Tire Wear and Performance

  • September 14, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
Factor that impact tire wear and performance

To mitigate the potential cost of replacing tires at less than optimal intervals and the potential safety risks in using worn tires, it’s important you learn more about the tire wearing process. Our tire retreading experts have decades of experience within the industry and we can help guide you in understanding more about the factors


Frequently Asked Roadside Assistance Questions

  • September 12, 2018
  • Road Service,
Frequently Asked Roadside Assistance Questions

In choosing a roadside assistance service, it’s imperative you gain a clear understanding of the value the service can provide in keeping your vehicle(s) rolling and the elements included as part of the service. Our team at STTC has many years’ experience providing superior quality emergency road services to fleet operators and their drivers throughout


How Old is Too Old for Tire Retreading?

  • August 31, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
When is a Tire too old to retread?

  Tire retreading is now helping companies across the commercial trucking industry to save thousands of dollars per miles driven on their vehicles. But one of the major concerns that many have with the tire retreading process is knowing when the tire is too old to go through the process for an effective result. In


Mold Cure vs. Pre Cure: What’s the Difference Between the Two Tire Retreading Styles?

  • August 28, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
Mold Cure vs Pre Cure tire retreading styles difference

When you’re considering tire retreading options for your fleet, you’re likely to run into specific questions: hHw long can a retread tire last? Where can I find quality retread tires? Etc. But perhaps the most important question to consider is: how is the retreading process completed? In this latest post, we’ll explain the differences between


How Fleet Owners Can Avoid Fraudulent Accident Claims

  • August 24, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
How Fleets can Avoid Fraudulent Accident Claims

Accidents can occur at any time on the road. Insurance fraud is a growing issue that is well recognized by fleet operators. But unfortunately, it’s also common for some criminals to make fraudulent accident claims. Can also be more common in certain geographical locations than others due to statutory variations that may allow exploitation. To


The New Technologies Being Deployed in the Tire Retreading Marketplace

  • August 22, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
New Technologies in the Retreading Marketplace

Fleet operators are continually seeking ways to reduce the cost of their operations. One of the leading costs is tire replacement. Until recently, each time a vehicle’s tire was ripped or severely damaged, the owner would simply buy a new tire to replace it. But with significant advances in tire retreading, many operators are now


How Fleets Can Attract Better Truck Drivers

  • August 20, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
How Fleets can Attract better Truck Drivers

While driving on high-quality commercial truck tires and utilizing the best vehicles in the industry can help enhance driver performance, only by employing qualified professionals can fleet operators succeed over the long-term. In a perfect world, this means finding the most talented CDL-licensed professionals in the industry and providing each the ideal employment opportunity. Our


Tips to Keep You Safe And Extend The Life Of Your Commercial Truck Tires

  • August 17, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Tips to keep you safe on the road

Commercial truck tires are designed for the highest levels of durability and performance on the road, but it’s important that your team has a clear understanding of how to get the best from your tires and protect the safety of your drivers. Our team at STTC has significant experience in working with commercial truck tires,


Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial Truck Tires

  • July 13, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Tips for choosing the right Commercial Truck Tires

Most fleet operators are committed to selecting the highest quality, reasonably priced equipment for their vehicles. But oftentimes it can be difficult to find the right commercial truck tires for the latest trucks. Our team at STTC has decades of experience selling the highest quality commercial truck tires in the marketplace, and in this latest


STTC Highlights Shifting Trends in the Tire Retreading Market

  • July 04, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
STTC Highlights Trends in the Tire Retreading Market

Bethlehem, PA-based STTC is now highlighting shifting trends within the retreading marketplace. The company has significant experience in the tire retreading industry and has begun showcasing data released from within the industry in 2018. Many top independent providers of tire retreads have become part of larger networks at Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin and other major tire


Solutions for Tire Retreading Companies Struggling to Compete Against Tier 4 Truck Tires

  • July 02, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
Tire retreading companies compete tier 4

Truck retreading is a large industry in the United States. But in recent years, companies across the tire retreading marketplace have noticed a stagnation in their business as a result of low-cost tires being imported from across the globe, particularly in China. In this latest post, we’ll look at the scale of the challenge and


When is Wheel Balancing Required for Commercial Truck Tires?

  • June 29, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Wheel Balancing

We know that underinflation of commercial truck tires is one of the leading causes of fuel inefficiency within the modern fleet. But what about the impact of wheel balancing? Within this latest post, we’ll highlight the topic of wheel balancing and pinpoint the right time to initiate the wheel balancing process, as well as its


Our Experts for Commercial Truck Tires Explain 25 Ways Reduce Truck Fleet Costs

  • June 28, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
25 Ways to Reduce Truck Fleet Costs

Your truck fleet requires continuous assessment to ensure that you’re achieving full value for your money. Our experts for commercial truck tires at STTC are leaders in the fleet management field, and in this latest post, we’re highlighting 25 ways to reduce truck fleet costs. Maintenance Use a preventative maintenance program to minimize downtime and


The Benefits of Tire Retreading

  • June 06, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
The Benefits of Tire Retreading

Commercial fleet operators are always looking for ways to reduce their expenditures and achieve higher returns on investment for their operations. We know that the cost of new tires is rising and this is part of the reason many fleet operators are now turning to tire retreading. Our team at STTC has many years’ experience


The Driving Habits that Can Extend the Life of Commercial Truck Tires

  • May 30, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Extend the life of commercial truck tires

Commercial truck tires are only able to perform as long as the vehicle owner maintains them effectively. And so it’s important to understand how to extend tire life and performance. Our team has significant experience in this area, and in this latest post, we explain more about how to extend the life of commercial truck


The Best Commercial Truck Tires in the Marketplace

  • May 28, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Best Commercial Truck Tires in the marketplace

Choosing commercial truck tires can take time and requires specialized knowledge of the available options. Our team at STTC has significant experience in this area of the marketplace, and within our latest post, we take a look at the best commercial truck tires available in the marketplace today. Michelin XZE2 The Michelin XZE2 tire has


The Top 5 Reasons to Use Tire Retreading for Your Commercial Fleet

  • May 23, 2018
  • Tire Retreading,
Benefits of Tire Retreading

Commercial fleet operators must continually review the bottom line to ensure a full return on investment in their vehicles. Many utilizing options such as tire retreading as they look to consolidate their costs further in 2018. In this latest post, our team at STTC highlights the top five reasons to use tire retreading for your


Our Commercial Truck Tires Experts Highlight the State of the Industry

  • May 21, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Latests stats inthe trucking industry

If you’re considering entering the trucking industry, whether as a driver or an operator, it’s important to know more about the industry and the changes ahead. Our team at STTC has significant experience in the industry, and we’re known as experts on commercial truck tires and tire systems. In this post, we’ll highlight some of


What You Need to Know to Maintain Your Commercial Truck Tires

  • May 18, 2018
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
What You Need to Know to Maintain Your Commercial Truck Tires

Your commercial truck tires are critical to helping drivers maintain their safety on the road. And so it’s important that you know as much as possible about your commercial tires and their maintenance. Our team at STTC has extensive experience in this area of the marketplace, and within our latest post, we’re highlighting what you


How Driving at High Speeds Affects Commercial Truck Tires

  • March 19, 2018
  • Articles, News,

The problem, as it turns out, is not the roads themselves – but rather the speeds at which a truck drives.  The majority of commercial truck tires are rated for 75MPH and have recommended inflation PSIs to match that speed.  Unfortunately, trucks do not always stick to 75MPH on highways. Many interstates in North America


Four Big Innovations in Tire Retreading

  • March 15, 2018
  • Articles, New Tires, News,

As a technology, tire retreading continues to advance alongside other shipping tech.  Retreading has existed for about a century, and every decade brings improvements:  Easier methods of retreading, better lifespans, and improved all-around results for owners. Today is no different.  Tire retreading is better than ever, with even more benefits to owners and fleet managers. 


How to Choose the Right Medium-Duty Commercial Truck Tires

  • March 10, 2018
  • Articles, New Tires, News,

Finding the right medium-duty tires can be tricky, since “medium-duty” is such a broad category.  There are a lot of potential applications for trucking operations and to get the best performance from your tires you must select a tire designed for your needs. There is certainly no all-purpose answer here, but we can offer some guidance on


Get Even More Life Out of Your Tire Retreading with Proper Maintenance

  • March 07, 2018
  • Articles, New Tires, News,

As we’ve mentioned in this blog before, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding tire retreading.  Some of these misconceptions have roots in earlier versions of the technology, from the 1980s, that did legitimately have issues.  Others, however, simply have no basis in reality – like the idea that retreaded tires have lower lifespans than


Understanding the Components of Commercial Truck Tires

  • March 02, 2018
  • News,

Modern commercial truck tires are actually more complicated than many people realize.  They’ve been engineered over the decades to stand up to incredible pressure, while still being able to travel for tens of thousands of miles before needing to be replaced or retreaded. Much of that is due to their construction, so in today’s blog, our


Five Things to Know Before You Purchase Commercial Truck Tires

  • February 28, 2018
  • News,

In trucking operations, one of the most critical purchases is often taken for granted – the type of commercial truck tires to install. Truck tires are not all the same and making the right choice can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars per truck, while just buying the same brand or model of tire


Four Warnings That Your Truck Tires Need Attention or Tire Retreading

  • February 20, 2018
  • News,

There’s a lot that can go wrong with commercial truck tires on the road. However, most of the time, your tires will be showing you clear warning signs well before they fail. Paying  attention to these indicators can provide you plenty of forewarning it might just be time for some new truck tires or to


The Safety Record of Tire Retreading -The Facts

  • February 11, 2018
  • News,

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about commercial truck tire retreading, and it’s costing fleet managers as well as owner-operators a lot of money! There is still a widespread belief that retreading is somehow dangerous, lowers fuel efficiency, or otherwise isn’t cost effective – but that’s simply not true anymore. Yes, there was once


Four Ways Your Tires Can Affect Your Fleet Operating Costs

  • February 07, 2018
  • News,

With all costs of operating a trucking company going up, and fuel costs consistently volatile, fleet managers and drivers are consistently looking for ways to lower their costs. While often overlooked, a truck’s tires can have a major impact on their overall profitability. Properly managed and maintained, tires can reduce costs – but poor choices


Service Tire Truck Centers Expands with Bedford, PA Location

  • November 29, 2017
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Earthmover Tires, Mobile Tire Service, New Tires, News, Road Service, Tire Retreading, Tire Service,

Service Tire Truck Centers Expands with Bedford, PA Location Service Tire Truck Centers, headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the opening of our newest location in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Located at 1036 Industrial Avenue, Bedford, PA, the 48th STTC location, is conveniently located near the busy I76-PA Turnpike & Interstate 99 interchange. In addition


Service Tire Truck Centers Opens New Jersey Retread Plant

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers, headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the opening of a new Oliver Rubber retread facility in Millville, NJ. This facility will increase STTC’s ability to service the southern New Jersey/Pennsylvania market with the brand’s high-quality retreading and related services to the intermodal industry. “STTC has a long track record


TRIB US Tour Continues with Service Tire Truck Centers

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

From the bustling industrial area of New Jersey, I made my way through rapidly changing autumn leaves in the heart of Pennsylvania and headed towards Service Tire Truck Centers’ (STTC) Michelin retread plant in York, PA.  STTC was founded in 1955 by Walt Dealtrey, Sr. as an independent Goodyear car tire dealer named “Bethlehem Tire &


Road Assist Launches After Hours Mechanical ERS

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

STTC is excited to announce that we have officially launched Road Assist After hours Mechanical Emergency Road Service at select Service Tech locations.  The added service further enhances STTC’s offerings to its customers driving more value to them and also creating a single supplier for tire and mechanical needs. Road Assist Mechanical Emergency Road Service


Service Tire Truck Centers Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers is celebrating its 60th anniversary.  Founded in 1955 by Walt Dealtrey, Sr., STTC started as an independent Goodyear car tire dealer named “Bethlehem Tire & Battery”.  The company expanded into the commercial tire business in 1967 when Service Tire Truck Centers (STTC) was opened with a Bandag Retread Franchise in a




Michelin Launches Nationwide Truck Care Network

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

Michelin Americas Truck Tires  announced MICHELIN® TRUCK CARE™, a national network of mechanical service providers for trucks with dedicated fleet maintenance managers and technicians, along with standardized services that are audited by Michelin.  MICHELIN TRUCK CARE includes mobile maintenance visits, consistent nationwide pricing, an integrated fleet maintenance system and the assurance of high quality parts. 


Service Tire Truck Centers Adds Location in Myerstown, Pennsylvania

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers continues to expand, adding a new location in Myerstown/Bethel, Pennsylvania. To date, Service Tire Truck Centers has 44 locations. Located at 2350 Camp Swatara Road in Myerstown, the branch is conveniently located just off of the heavily traveled Interstate 78. The location will provide full mechanical services, including mobile and drive-in


Service Tire Truck Centers Installs Solar Energy Panels

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

STTC, which provides major brand new tires, Michelin retreads and tire related services to the transportation industry from Virginia to New Hampshire, 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


STTC Certified as a Michelin Earthmover Performance Repair Site

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

The Michelin Earthmover division of Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced that since its inception in February 2013, the company has certified 11 Michelin Professional Earthmover Dealers into the Michelin Earthmover Performance Repairs program. These dealers have undergone the process of certifying their repair locations through a comprehensive audit. The program is designed to develop consistent,


Service Tire Truck Centers (STTC) Releases “Road Assist App” For IPhones and Droids

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

STTC launched its Road Assist App giving commercial truck drivers and fleet dispatchers instant access to the closest STTC location. The App shows all locations and also the closest STTC location along with an easy dialing feature, address, and directions.  If the driver is located outside of the STTC servicing area, the Road Assist App


Service Tire Truck Centers Offering BATRF by Stemco

  • November 29, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers is now a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Stemco Inc.’s BAT RF. Maximizing tire life and improving fuel economy are pressing issues for fleet maintenance managers. Using technology to monitor tire pressure continuously can assist in both efforts. Stemco’s BAT RF system combines advanced sensor design, RFID and data management technologies


Michelin Offers Smartway® Verified Retreads

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is pleased to announce that three MICHELIN® retreads have been added to the SmartWay® verified technologies list and four are in the process of receiving SmartWay® verification. With SmartWay® verified dual drive and trailer treads and wide single drive and trailer treads, Michelin will have full coverage in SmartWay® retreads for


Service Tire Truck Centers Accredited to Repair Earthmover Tires

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers is now accredited to repair Earthmover Tires. Michelin, Tech International and STTC have worked together to create new industry standards and a sustainable repair process to ensure safety and quality in repairing earthmover tires. As the first company to receive this accreditation, STTC continues to invest and excel in the Earthmover


STTC Installs Hunter WinAlign® WT443 Alignment System in Avenel, Capitol Heights & Bethlehem Branches

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

STTC has installed Hunter’s newest WinAlign® WT443 alignment system at their Avenel NJ, Capital Heights MD, and Bethlehem, PA locations.  STTC already has Hunter alignment in their Harrisburg PA, Reading PA, Jessup PA, Seaford DE, Manassas VA, Richmond VA, Baltimore MD, and White Marsh MD locations.   Hunter’s WinAlign® alignment systems are specifically designed for heavy-duty truck, trailer and bus applications.  Hunter’s exclusive


Service Tire Truck Centers Chooses Trimble GeoManager to Enhance Customer Service and Improve Efficiency

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that Service Tire Truck Centers (STTC) is implementing Trimble® GeoManager across its fleet of vehicles. STTC has 40 locations throughout the Northeast, which offer new and retread tires, tire maintenance and Road Assist, a nationwide 24-hour, 7 day-a-week emergency road service. “Using Trimble GeoManager, we believe we can enhance our customers’


STTC Opens 4th Michelin Retread Plant in Millville, New Jersey

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

STTC is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Michelin Retread Plant in Millville, New Jersey.  This will be Service Tire Truck Centers 4th retread facility. Due to increased demand for quality Michelin Retreads and Service Tire Truck Center’s commitment to the highest level of customer service, STTC felt that opening another retread plant in


Service Tire Truck Centers Names New Service Trainer

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers announces the appointment of John “Frank” Washburn” as Service Trainer for the Northern Branches. In this role, Frank will ensure that STTC service technicians are up to date on training, and that branches are following STTC policies and procedures. Service Tire Truck Centers continues to invest in providing the most highly


Service Tire Truck Centers Now Offers Mechanical Services at Capital Heights, MD Branch

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers is proud to announce the opening of Truck Mechanical Services at the branch located in Capital Heights, Maryland. STTC continues to focus on growth in markets that are in need of service solutions. To assist with the growth of mechanical services in Capitol Heights, Branch Manager, Ken Shawyer, installed the newest


Service Tire Truck Centers Launches Newly Designed Website

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers is proud to release their redesigned website, STTC.com. Approximately six months ago, STTC enlisted Klunk & Millan to help re-establish and modernize the company’s brand image, including the company’s logo, website, and print materials. Since more people rely on the Internet for product and industry information, STTC knew they needed to


Service Tire Truck Centers Hires Two Earthmover Sales Managers

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers announces the appointment of two new Earthmover Sales Managers. Jeff Harrison and Sean Kraus joined the STTC Earthmover Sales Team early in 2012. Jeff Harrison, formerly a Service Tire Truck Centers Commercial Sales Representative, has been with STTC for 5 years. He has been steadily successful in the sales of medium


Road Assist Continues to Keep Vehicles Moving

  • November 28, 2017
  • News,

Service Tire Truck Centers continues to keep vehicles moving with Road Assist. STTC’s Road Assist Program provides nationwide emergency road service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With STTC’s Road Assist, quick response is guaranteed within two hours of a phone call.  Not only does Service Tire Truck Centers


Get Back On the Road with Convenient STTC Truck Service

  • November 17, 2017
  • Truck,

Since 1955 STTC has been relied upon by people across the Northeast for a wide variety of car and truck service, along with services for heavy off-road working vehicles. We’re your local tire and mechanical truck service experts, and we have more than fifty convenient STTC locations ready to help. We’re dedicated to doing every job right,


Get Help Fast From STTC’s Mobile Tire Service

  • November 17, 2017
  • News,

STTC aren’t just the experts you can trust when you bring in your truck or other heavy working vehicle for new tires and repair services – we can also come to you!  Our 24-hour Road Assist™ mobile tire service is available at any time, just by calling 1-877-748-2825. In fact, if you’re within our service area and


Top Five Best Brands of Commercial Truck Tires

  • November 13, 2017
  • Articles, Mobile Tire Service,

With so many options in commercial truck tires, which brand(s) are best for your fleet?  Every STTC location stocks a wide variety of brands specifically so that we have more leeway in making recommendations.  Unlike other outlets that only partner with one brand of tires, we can suggest the right tire that fits the specific needs


All You Need To Know About STTC’s Road Assist™ Road Service Program

  • November 09, 2017
  • News,

If it’s the middle of the night, and your rear trailer tires just blew out, and you’re watching your profits evaporate, who can you call?  STTC’s Road Assist™ program! Our own road service program is designed specifically for the needs of working vehicles, helping get you back on the road and moving towards your destination – fast!  In


FAQs about Mobile Tire Service

  • September 14, 2017
  • Mobile Tire Service,

1. Q: Is there an age limit to casings? Answer:  No, for example, waste fleets (garbage trucks) typically will retread a casing with any age. (For our stock production we roughly cap the age at 10 years. I’d say roughly 75% of the tires we retread are less than 7 years to give you an