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New Goodyear Tire Could be the Best Yet for OTR Fleets

  • March 22, 2021
  • OTR Tires,
New Goodyear Tire Could be the Best Yet for OTR Fleets

The market for earthmover tires has long been a competitive one, and new advances are bringing even more competition to the field. In November of 2020, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced the RH-4A+, a new tire designed specifically for haulage in hardrock applications. This could give the already massive company another leg up


How to Receive a Proper Truck Diagnosis

  • March 15, 2021
  • Mechanical Services,
How to Receive a Proper Truck Diagnosis

A malfunctioning truck is no longer the immense burden that it used to be. Sure, nobody wants to be inconvenienced by a breakdown or other mechanical issue, but it is far easier to deal with today than it was in the past. Technological advances have given trucks more ability to recognize what is wrong before


Minimize ‘BLT’ Problems with Smart Trailers

  • March 08, 2021
  • Mechanical Services,
Minimize ‘BLT’ Problems with Smart Trailers

In the world of trucking, a BLT isn’t quite as appetizing as it may sound. That’s because the acronym doesn’t mean what it does to the rest of the world. BLT means brakes, lights, and tires, and these three things are said to be the cause of over 80% of downtime for commercial trailers. That


Using Data to Measure Fleet Efficiency and Productivity

  • March 01, 2021
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Using Data to Measure Fleet Efficiency and Productivity

With the unpredictable spikes and lulls in demand throughout 2020, many companies found it difficult to measure fleet efficiency and productivity. 2021 is likely to bring similar challenges, but carriers may not struggle quite as much to keep their trucks on the road. It is important for fleet owners to measure productivity throughout their fleet


The Most Commonly Ignored Part of Truck Tire Maintenance

  • February 26, 2021
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
The Most Commonly Ignored Part of Truck Tire Maintenance

Truck tire maintenance is extremely important in order to ensure the safety and reliability of any rig. Yet a recent poll with truck tire experts shows that the most commonly ignored practice is that of performing a hands-on tire inspection. This is surprising, as a tire inspection is not only one of the quickest and


HD truck demand predicted for 2021

  • February 22, 2021
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
truck demand predicted for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 affected industries throughout the world, and the trucking industry was not spared. Tractor sales in particular suffered a major blow, decreasing by about 8% year over year. This was exacerbated by the fact that overinflated sales numbers in 2019 were bound to come down, and that started even before the


Roadside Assistance Costs Continue to Increase

  • January 26, 2021
  • News,
Roadside Assistance Costs Continue to Increase

Roadside Assistance Costs Continue to Increase A mechanical failure during a shipment can incur a variety of unplanned costs. In severe cases, roadside mechanical assistance is needed, and assistance from trained and certified road service technicians is not inexpensive. Unfortunately, prices for commercial truck roadside assistance continue to rise on a yearly basis, and COVID


Tips for Preventing Common Trucking Breakdowns

  • January 21, 2021
  • News,
Tips for Preventing Common Trucking Breakdowns

Tips for Preventing Common Trucking Breakdowns One of the worst things that can happen during a critical shipment is a truck breakdown. Unfortunately, due to the nature of trucks, occasional mechanical failures are inevitable. Every truck driver has experienced a breakdown at some time, and every customer knows to expect them every now and then.


Will Truck Stops really be able to 3D print replacement parts on demand?

  • January 18, 2021
  • News,
Will Truck Stops really be able to 3D print replacement parts on demand?

Truck Stops have been a staple of American roads for over a century. The large facilities on the side of the road provide a place for drivers to rest, fuel up, and get a bite to eat. In recent years, many truck stops have updated their amenities, adding entertainment centers, hotels, and places to shower.


Strong Growth Projected for Commercial Truck Tires after 2020

  • January 13, 2021
  • News,
Strong Growth Projected for Commercial Truck Tires after 2020

Strong Projected Growth for Commercial Truck Tires Expected After 2020 Truck tires in commercial applications are often some of the first and most effective in utilizing new technologies. In 2021, it appears that they will continue to keep up with this trend, especially when it comes to advances in Nanopro-tech polymers. This technology allows trucks