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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,
Choosing the Right Grease

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


Effects of Corrosion on Your Commercial Fleet

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

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


3 Simple Ways to Inspect & Maintain OTR Tires

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

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


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,
How to Legally Dispose of Tires in PA

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,
Tesla Class 8 Semi-Electric Truck Production Delayed

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,
newvsretread STTC

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,
Mismatched Duals Spell Trouble for 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