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10 Fuel-Saving Techniques to Make Your Fleet More Efficient

  • April 29, 2019
  • Articles,
Fuel saving techniques STTC

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


7 Most Important Pieces of Commercial Truck Equipment

  • February 13, 2020
  • Articles, Tire Service, Truck,
commercial truck tires

Taking proper care of your commercial trucks starts by understanding what components matter most for safe, reliable operation. Within the broad spectrum of commercial trucks lies a common thread of the most critical components essential for top performance. Fleet managers in all industries can rest assured that these seven key commercial truck components will always


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. 


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


How Driving at High Speeds Affects Commercial Truck Tires

  • March 19, 2018
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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


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


How to Estimate the Useful Life of Your Commercial Truck Tires

  • February 17, 2020
  • Articles, Tire Service, Truck,
How to Estimate the Useful Life of Your Commercial Truck Tires

For fleet managers, few things are more important than ensuring their commercial truck tires are safe and reliable. That’s why it’s crucial for fleets to understand the life cycle of their truck tires so they know when it’s time to replace them. There are many signs that fleet managers can watch out for that will


How to Implement Corrosion Prevention for Your Commercial Truck Fleet

  • February 10, 2020
  • Articles,
How to Implement Corrosion Prevention for Your Commercial Truck Fleet

When it comes to protecting your commercial trucks, one area that fleet managers often overlook is corrosion prevention. Largely comprised of metallic materials, commercial trucks are extremely susceptible to corrosion cause by rain, snow, road chemicals and other wet-weather conditions. Implementing an effective corrosion prevention strategy is the only way to protect against unnecessary damage


Proactive Fleet Maintenance Tips for Reducing Emergencies

  • May 06, 2019
  • Articles,
Proactive Fleet Maintenance Tips for Reducing Emergencies

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


Top Five Best Brands of Commercial Truck Tires

  • November 13, 2017
  • Articles, Mobile Tire Service,
New tires from the brands you trust

  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


Using Predictive Maintenance to Reduce Unnecessary Fleet Costs

  • May 03, 2019
  • Articles,
Using Predictive Maintenance to Reduce Unnecessary Fleet Costs

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


What Matters Most When Buying a Semi-Truck?

  • February 20, 2020
  • Articles, Truck,
What Matters Most When Buying a Semi-Truck?

If you’re expanding your commercial fleet or are planning ahead for equipment replacement, you’ll likely need to purchase a semi-truck in the near future. While adding a semi-truck to your fleet’s family can be exciting, it’s important for fleet managers to understand what matters most when making such a purchase. By following the guidelines below,


Why Truck Tire Retreading is Better Than Ever

  • February 24, 2020
  • Articles, Tire Service, Truck,
Why Truck Tire Retreading is Better Than Ever

Back when our truck tire retreading business was a simple 3,000-square-foot retread shop in rural Pennsylvania, retread tires weren’t exactly renowned for their safety and reliability. Antiquated retreading practices did little to factor out human error, often resulting in low-quality materials not suitable for widespread commercial use. However, recent advancements in truck tire retreading have