Goodyear Adds Fuel-Efficient G505D LHD Tire

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October 14, 2014

Get the Most from Your Tire Pressure Sensors
<p><strong>Nearly all roadside tire failures can be traced back to underinflation. A TPMS system can reduce such incidents and pay for itself in less than 8 months. </strong><em>Photo by Jim Park</em><strong><br /></strong></p> Fleets are increasingly looking to tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems to optimize tire life and performance -- but if the system is not installed right, you won't get the full benefit of your investment.

Goodyear Adds Fuel-Efficient G505D LHD Tire
Tests show savings of 0.9%, 1.3% and 2% against three comparable competitive tires would yield dollar savings of $672, $896 and $1,440 in fuel savings per truck, per year, Goodyear said


Yokohama Tire Moving to Bigger Facility
<p><em>Photo via Google Maps.</em></p> Yokohama Tire is relocating its corporate headquarters to a new facility in November to accommodate business growth. The company will be moving from its old headquarters in Fullerton, Calif., to nearby Santa Ana.

Tread Dealer Celebrates 40 Years
<p><em>Photo: Marangoni</em></p> Parmenter, Inc. celebrated 40 years in business recently, announced Marangoni Tread North America who uses Parmenter as a Ringtread dealer.


Bridgestone Explores Natural Rubber Production at New Arizona Research Center
<p><strong>Bridgestone Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Ariz.</strong> <em>Photo:&nbsp; Bridgestone.</em></p> Bridgestone will be exploring a natural, domestic source for rubber production at its new Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Arizona.

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PHOTO GALLERIES
Upcoming Volvo partner Chinese Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles exhibited at IAA for the first time ever. On the floor were three main truck models covering medium and heavy trucks for long distance transport, medium distance transport and city transport.
The Show Floor of IAA In Germany
General sessions were held in the exhibit hall this year, meaning more traffic for exhibitors.
ATA Management Conference & Exhibition
On the far side of the sleeper is an autographed illustration of Ice Road Trucker, Lisa Kelly.
Germany's IAA Commercial Vehicles
Daimler Trucks head Wolfgang Bernhard at the helm of the concept truck illustrating the company's vision of the future.
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