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Michelin, GM Announce Airless Tires That Eliminate Flats & Reduce Waste

  • April 30, 2020
  • Articles, Earthmover Tires, New Tires, Road Service, Tire Retreading, Tire Service,
earthmover tires

Michelin along with General Motors (GM) announced in summer of 2019 collaboration on a high-tech airless tire set to roll out on passenger vehicles as early as 2024. The tire’s non-pneumatic features make it a highly sought-after commodity for passenger vehicles, reducing the need for things like jacks and tire pressure monitoring sensors. Mirroring the


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


Testing ground for driverless trucks

  • September 09, 2020
  • Articles,
driverless trucks

Despite the global crisis, there has been no shortage of exciting developments in trucking technology. Driverless truck Early in June of 2020, a grant was approved for the Indiana and Ohio Department of Transportation. This $4.4 million federal grant is to be used to prepare Interstate 70 for semi-autonomous and autonomous truck traffic. The driverless


TIA Will resume training classes next month

  • August 31, 2020
  • Articles,
TIA Will resume training classes next month

The last few months have seen the cancellation of the Tire Industry Association’s training courses. Thankfully, with COVID-19 guidelines easing up in some locations, TIA has rescheduled the courses, including earthmover tire training, for the next few months.   TIA will be conducting the following courses: Automotive Tire Service (ATS), Commercial Tire Service (CTS), Earthmover


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 Buying 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,


What Michelin & GM’s Uptis Line Means for Tire Retreading

  • May 05, 2020
  • Articles, Road Service, Tire Retreading, Tire Service,
tire retreading

  Tires and tire retreading continue to top the list of fleet managers’ greatest budgeting concerns. From unexpected blowouts to premature wear-and-tear, semi-truck tires are one of the costliest components for any commercial trucking fleet.   But Michelin and General Motors (GM) are changing the way tires may impact a fleet’s future budgets by introducing


When Does Commercial Tire Balancing Make Sense & How Will it Help Profitability?

  • April 23, 2020
  • Articles, New Tires, Tire Service,
commercial truck tires near me

  Proper tire maintenance is one of the largest expenses for any commercial fleet. But before you search for “commercial truck tires near me” at the first sign of tire trouble, searching instead for tire balancing services might actually be what you need. Find out when commercial tire balancing services are right for your fleet


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