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4 Reasons Why You Should Only Go to a Certified Truck Repair Technician for Your Service

  • July 16, 2017
  • Truck,

Chances are, there are few investments more important to your business than your working vehicles.  From independent drivers to commercial shippers, trucks are the backbone of their operations.  They must be ready and kept in top condition at all times to guarantee high reliability and low operating costs. So why risk that investment -and the profit


4 Top Tips for Commercial Trucking Road Safety

  • June 21, 2019
  • Category for Blog posts related to 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


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


Alignment Matters: Taking Vehicle Alignment for Granted Could Cost You

  • September 27, 2019
  • Category for Blog posts related to 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


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


Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Truck Tires

  • November 01, 2019
  • Category for Blog posts related to 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


Ford F-550 Wins Commercial Truck of the Year

  • May 01, 2019
  • Truck,
commercial truck tire STTC

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


Get Back On the Road with Convenient STTC Truck Service

  • November 17, 2017
  • Truck,

Since 1955 STTC has been relied upon by people across the Northeast for a wide variety of car and truck service, along with services for heavy off-road working vehicles. We’re your local tire and mechanical truck service experts, and we have more than fifty convenient STTC locations ready to help. We’re dedicated to doing every job right,


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

  • December 27, 2019
  • Category for Blog posts related to 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


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 Save on Work Truck Fleet Maintenance

  • June 17, 2019
  • Tire Retreading, Truck,
How to Save on Work Truck Fleet Maintenance

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


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


The Difference Between Regional & Long-Haul Commercial Tires

  • November 22, 2019
  • Category for Blog posts related to 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 In Depth Process of Repairing Earthmover Tires

  • September 13, 2017
  • Truck,

When dealing with commercial truck tires, repairs are a fairly easy process.  You start by cleaning the injury, then inserting a plug, and finally covering the injury area with glue, a patch. However, things are a different when you’re trying to repair earthmover tires.  When dealing with a tire that can cost thousands of dollars,


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


Understanding OTR Tires for Your Trucking Fleet

  • November 15, 2019
  • Category for Blog posts related to 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


Understanding Your Metrics to Improve Fleet Performance

  • February 03, 2020
  • Truck,
Metrics to Improve Fleet Performance

In order to improve fleet performance and profitability, managers must carefully analyze essential data about each aspect of their fleet’s operations, from driver behavior, to semi-truck tire repair requests. A telematics system can automate this process; however, these systems can be quite costly — especially for smaller fleets. Instead, using a simple spreadsheet to capture


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 THE CHEAPEST TRUCK TIRES ACTUALLY COST YOU MORE IN THE LONG RUN

  • July 16, 2017
  • Truck,

Since truck tires are usually one of the most-expensive items in any transportation budget, it’s no wonder that independent owner-operators and fleet managers alike are always looking for ways to cut those costs.  However, that does not mean that all tires are created equal!  Buying the cheapest tires you can find will often lead to


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