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The Ultimate Check List for Managing Commercial Truck Tire Inventory

  • December 13, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
The Ultimate Check List for Managing Commercial Truck Tire Inventory

As a fleet manager, it’s your responsibility to maintain your commercial truck tires. This means making sure your current inventory is safe, durable and reliable. Many commercial fleet managers struggle to extend the lifespan of their tire inventory. However, following these three simple steps can increase your tires’ longevity and ensure optimal safety and reliability


Complete Overview of the U.S. Retread Tires Industry

  • December 06, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,
Complete Overview of the U.S. Retread Tires Industry

Since its beginnings in the early 1900s, the retread tires industry growth has experienced many ebbs and flows. The current industry landscape reflects significant gains, indicating a resurgence in retread tire popularity and quality overall. New reports show developments in the retreading market which have the industry slated to continue its growth in the future.


Semi-Truck Steer Tire Inflation Leaves No Margin for Error

  • November 29, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, New Tires, Tire Retreading, Tire Service,
Semi-Truck Steer Tire Inflation Leaves No Margin for Error

When it comes to semi-truck tires— especially for steer tires — there’s little room for forgiveness due to poor inflation. Even a seemingly small amount of underinflation can result in catastrophic damage to your fleet’s trucks and drivers. The best way to protect against unnecessary blowouts and downtime is by implementing preventative maintenance practices to


The Difference Between Regional & Long-Haul Commercial Tires

  • November 22, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, New Tires, Tire Service, Truck,
The Difference Between Regional & Long-Haul Commercial Tires

Choosing the right commercial tires for your trucking fleet might seem easy, but there’s a lot more to proper tire selection than meets the eye. Fleet managers should understand the specific application for their tires before selecting a set for their commercial trucks. Most fleets will need to choose between regional or long-haul commercial tires,


Understanding OTR Tires for Your Trucking Fleet

  • November 15, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Tire Service, Truck,
Understanding OTR Tires for Your Trucking Fleet

For commercial trucking fleets, proper tire selection can mean the difference between unnecessary roadside breakdown and increased profitability. Off-the-road (OTR) tires may be the best choice for fleets with frequent or continuous off-road applications to avoid the cost of repairs and maintenance. Understanding what OTR tires are and the specific types available will help fleet


Retread Tires: The Greenest Way to Stay on the Road

  • November 08, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Tire Retreading,
Retread Tires: The Greenest Way to Stay on the Road

In recent years, more attention has been drawn to the impact the transportation industry has on the environment, causing fleet managers to rethink how they can do their part for the planet. While retread tires have historically received mixed feedback from commercial truckers and passenger vehicles alike, advancements in retreading practices have paved the way


Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Truck Tires

  • November 01, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Truck,
Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Truck Tires

When it comes to commercial truck tires, the size and specification matter. To avoid unnecessary maintenance needs for your vehicle, you need to understand the exact type of tire it requires to operate as it should. There are many different elements that differentiate one commercial truck tire from another, and understanding each is the key


Top 3 Tips for Maintaining Commercial Truck Tires This Winter

  • October 25, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Tire Retreading,
Top 3 Tips for Maintaining Commercial Truck Tires This Winter

Keeping your commercial truck tires safe is a top priority year-round, but is especially crucial during the winter months. Roughly 17% of all vehicle crashes happen during the winter, and it’s important for fleet managers to prepare for the change in weather by ensuring their commercial tires are optimized for seasonal safety.   To get


U.S. Truck Tire Retreading Growth Projections

  • October 14, 2019
  • Tire Retreading, Truck,
Truck Tire Retreading Market to Show Impressive Growth by 2024

According to the market forecast, the U.S. truck tire retreading market is set to experience a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% over the next five years. Top manufacturers contributing to the industry growth include Michelin, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone, Continental, and many more. Both light and heavy commercial vehicle segments were


Tire Retreading Translates to Giant Environmental Benefits

  • October 11, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,
Tire Retreading Translates to Giant Environmental Benefits

Retreading tires is not only great for fleet managers looking to save money on their tire expenses: Doing so is actually a great way for commercial trucking operations to do their part for the environment. Tire retreading is one of the largest and most successful recycling programs operating in the United States today, and choosing


The Myth Behind Tire Retreads & Road Alligators

  • October 08, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,
Where Do Road Alligators Come From

While tire retreads commercial truck have historically been pegged as the culprits behind road alligators, recent studies have shown that this is actually not the case. In fact, one study performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) analyzed a sample of truck tire debris found on the highways in five different U.S. states.


The Nuances of Proper Commercial Tire Maintenance

  • October 04, 2019
  • Tire Service,
The Nuances of Proper Commercial Tire Maintenance

As fleet managers work to extend the life of their tires and get the most from their commercial tire investment, the importance of a proper maintenance plan is more crucial than ever. However, there are many additional factors that can cause fleet managers to neglect their maintenance needs in favor of a perceived better bottom


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


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


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,


Choosing the Right Grease for Your Fleet Truck Chassis & Components

  • September 16, 2019
  • Truck,
chasiss grease selection

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


3 Simple Ways to Inspect & Maintain OTR Tires

  • September 06, 2019
  • Tire Service,

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


Fleets Conduct Real-Life Tests Before Committing to New Tires

  • August 30, 2019
  • New Tires, Tire Retreading,
Fleets Conduct Real-Life Tests Before Committing to New Tires

Despite a laundry list of advantages advertised by tire manufacturers, experienced fleet managers know that what you buy isn’t always what you get. Testing tires first-hand is the best way to determine whether or not you’ll get the desired benefits from your tire purchases. Read on to learn more about how to conduct a real-life


Tire Disposal: How to Legally Dispose of Tires in PA

  • August 26, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,

For fleet managers, ensuring proper tire disposal methods are carried out across their operation is paramount to avoiding legal fees that could harm their bottom line. Pennsylvania has its own regulations for proper tire disposal, and fleet managers are encouraged to review the state’s specific requirements to ensure disposal mandates are satisfied. Alternatively, fleets can


Tesla Class 8 Semi-Electric Truck Production Delayed

  • August 15, 2019
  • Truck,

Recently, Tesla held its quarterly earnings meeting, which resulted in the company’s decision to delay production of the much-anticipated Tesla Class 8 semi-electric truck. Trucks were originally projected for commercial use in April 2019; however, production is now set to start in early 2020. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, was prepared for the first-quarter loss to


Retread Tires vs. New Tires: Which Are Best for Your Fleet?

  • August 01, 2019
  • News, Tire Retreading,

One debate that never seems to get settled in the commercial trucking industry is whether to choose new tires or retread tires when it’s time for replacement. Both offer fleet managers their own set of benefits, and understanding the pros and cons of each will allow you to make a more informed decision when it


Mismatched Duals Spell Trouble for Commercial Truck Tires

  • July 22, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,

In a dual assembly commercial truck, even the smallest differences between tires can cause major problems for fleets. From unnecessary replacements to lost productivity and profitability, mismatched duals should be on every fleet manager’s list of top things to avoid. Dangers of Mismatched Duals A dual assembly truck means that the load-carrying capacity of two


How Are Commercial Truck Tires Manufactured?

  • July 18, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
How Are Commercial Truck Tires Manufactured?

Keeping your commercial truck tires maintained for the long-term is something all fleet managers strive to achieve. Understanding the manufacturing process will help fleet managers and their drivers to better identify and avoid potential tire damage. The Parts of Commercial Truck Tires Commercial truck tires have seven main components, each working together to ensure the


When Should Semi-Truck Trailer Tires Be Replaced?

  • July 15, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,

Tires are consistently named as one of the top maintenance costs for commercial trucking fleets, and managers continue to search for ways to minimize this expense. One way managers can reduce the costs associated with an unexpected tire repair and replacement is by understanding the lifespan of their semi-truck trailer tires and planning their budgets


Preventative Maintenance to Improve Commercial Trucking Productivity

  • July 08, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,

Implementing a preventative maintenance plan for commercial trucking fleets is a smart way for managers to save money and be proactive about their repair and maintenance needs. Keeping up with a preventative maintenance schedule will also improve your fleet’s productivity as breakdowns become more infrequent. Read on to learn more about how to implement a


Top 10 Reasons to Choose Retread Tires for Commercial Trucks

  • July 01, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,

Not sold on retread tires for your commercial trucking fleet? While retreads may have historically received a bad reputation from decades ago, advances in tire retreading practices have made these tires a great, safe, and beneficial option for fleet managers. 1. Reliability According to the National Highway Safety Administration, “… retreaded tires are not inherently


What Are Retread Tires?

  • June 28, 2019
  • Tire Retreading,

You don’t have to be in the commercial trucking industry long until you’ve heard the term “retread tires.” Widely used as a way to save money on tire spend, retread tires are a favorite among many fleet managers. But what are retread tires, and what are the benefits of using them? In this blog, we’ll


Why Size Matters: Understanding Tire Sizes

  • June 26, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, New Tires,
Why Size Matters Understanding Tire Sizes

When it comes to choosing commercial truck tires for your fleet, selecting the right size is crucial. There are many different factors that make up a tire’s size, and failing to select the right fit for your trucks can be extremely detrimental to your fleet. How to Find Your Tire Size Each tire’s size is


The 6 Steps of Tire Retreading

  • June 24, 2019
  • Tire Retreading, Tire Service,

Contrary to what most fleet managers believe about retread tires, the tire retreading process upholds the same standard of quality as new tire manufacturing. A lot goes on between initial inspection and the final product, making retread tires just as safe and capable as their new counterparts. Find out all about the tire retreading process


4 Top Tips for Commercial Trucking Road Safety

  • June 21, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Road Service, Truck,
Tips for commercial trucking road safety

Safety is one of the most important aspects of managing a commercial trucking fleet. Ensuring your truckers are practicing safe driving techniques is paramount not only to their safety but to keeping your vehicles safer for longer. Both your drivers and your commercial trucks will be able to stay safe on the road for longer


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,
components of a truck tire

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,
retread tires over new tires

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 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 highlighting


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

Driving Habits that Can 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


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,
components of a truck tire

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


Tips for Buying The Right Commercial Truck Tires

  • February 28, 2018
  • News,
Tips for Buying The Right Commercial Truck Tires

  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