Commercial Truck Tires

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


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


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


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


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


All You Need to Know About Low Sidewall OTR Tires

  • January 03, 2020
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
All You Need to Know About Low Sidewall OTR Tires

If your fleet operates within the off-the-road (OTR) industry, you already know how important proper tire selection is. It’s imperative for fleet managers to keep up with industry trends and products to ensure they’re allocating their tire budget wisely. Recent industry developments have introduced a new application for low sidewall OTR tires outside of their


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


Current & Future Outlook for the Commercial Tire Industry

  • December 20, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Current & Future Outlook for the Commercial Tire Industry

Commercial tires are perhaps the most essential component of any successful trucking fleet. Managing commercial tire costs is a constant battle for fleet managers — who can be aided by an understanding the market to better predict their tire expenses. Commercial Tire Industry Today   When looking at the current state of the commercial tire


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


Expert Tips for Driving In Winter on Semi Truck Tires

  • February 27, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Expert Tips for Driving In Winter on Semi 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


How Mounting & Alignment Affect Wear & Tear for Semi-Truck Tires

  • December 27, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Truck,
How Mounting & Alignment Affect Wear & Tear for Semi-Truck Tires

One of the biggest hassles for fleet managers is maintaining the integrity of their vehicles and tires. Many fleets mistakenly believe that the costs of temporarily taking a vehicle off the road far outweigh the benefits that proper mounting and alignment can provide. Because the kinetic forces surging through a truck’s suspension are much stronger


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


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


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


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


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


Preventative Maintenance to Improve Commercial Trucking Productivity

  • July 08, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Preventative Maintenance to Improve Commercial Trucking Productivity

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


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


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


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


Service Tire Truck Centers Expands with Bedford, PA Location

  • November 29, 2017
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Earthmover Tires, Mobile Tire Service, New Tires, News, Road Service, Tire Retreading, Tire Service,

Service Tire Truck Centers Expands with Bedford, PA Location Service Tire Truck Centers, headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the opening of our newest location in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Located at 1036 Industrial Avenue, Bedford, PA, the 48th STTC location, is conveniently located near the busy I76-PA Turnpike & Interstate 99 interchange. In addition


STTC Highlights the Importance of Scrap Tire Analysis for Semi Truck Tires

  • February 05, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
STTC truck

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


The 5 Dangers Associated with Driving on Worn Out Commercial Truck Tires

  • January 14, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
The 5 Dangers Associated with Driving on Worn Out 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


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 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,


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 Elements to Consider When Evaluating the Lifetime Cost of Commercial Truck Tires

  • February 18, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
The Elements to Consider When Evaluating the Lifetime Cost of 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


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 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 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


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 Check List for Managing commercial truck tire inventory and simple steps can increase your


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


When Should Semi-Truck Trailer Tires Be Replaced?

  • July 15, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
When Should Semi-Truck Trailer Tires Be Replaced?

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


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


Why Wide-Based Truck Tire Retreading is Successful for Fleets

  • December 24, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Tire Retreading,
Why Wide-Based Truck Tire Retreading is Successful for Fleets

Fleets depending heavily on wide-based truck tires know how expensive these specialized tires can be. With strict budgets to adhere to, fleet managers must find ways to maximize their tire spend and get the most out of their purchases. Wide-based truck tire retreading has been extremely successful, resulting in many of the same benefits that


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


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