Michelin Expands X One Tire and Retread Offering

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July 14, 2015

Designing, Testing Tires for Drop-Deck Trailers Challenging
<p><strong>Wide-spread tandems, especially on drop-decks, can subject tires to extreme lateral forces in sharp turns</strong>. <em>Photo via Utility Trailer Mfg. &nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> Dropdeck trailers with spread-axle tandems are torture on tires. Tom Berg explores one tire maker's quest to design a product to stand up to the beating in his Trailer Talk blog.

Michelin Expands X One Tire and Retread Offering
Michelin has expanded its X One Multi Energy offering by adding in new sizes to the wide-base single trailer tire and retread lines.

Giti Rolls Out Regional, Mixed-Service Drive Tires
<p><strong>Giti Tire's (USA) GT Radial GDR619</strong></p> Giti Tire offers two new drive tires, one a medium-duty regional tire, the other a heavy-duty mixed-service tire for on/off road applications.

Bridgestone Retread Designed for Tandem Axle Tractors
Bridgestone Commercial introduced the Bandag B760 FuelTech drive tire retread, designed for tandem-axle tractors in truckload and less-than-truckload applications.

Goodyear Expands Commercial Tire & Service Center Network
The Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network is expanding with the opening of three new locations.

Timken Adds Wheel End Parts Line
Timken's new line of commercial vehicle wheel end components is designed to complement the company’s vehicle seals.

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Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

“All you have to do is ride a motorcycle behind the trailers to notice the difference” between aero and bare trailers, says John Drake, a Harley-Davidson enthusiast. Learn more in the Trailer Talk blog.

Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

Did you see that scrap-hauling rig tipping over on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River last Friday? The rear axle broke loose and the trailer lost its footing. What a Friday-the-13th happening!

Driverless Tesla vs. Parked Trailer: Owner's Fault?

Rear-underride collisions upset safety advocates because they badly hurt auto drivers and passengers. What about a front-underride incident with no driver and no injuries?

PHOTO GALLERIES
KW T660 lightweight tractor foir bulk hauling weighs 14,200 pounds, though 100 gallons of fuel would push that to about 15,000 -- still slim for a 52-inch sleeper-cab.
Photos: Kenworth Shows Off its Latest Trucks

Photos: Antique Trucks at Mid-America 2016
The name may sound regional, but Mid-America draws exhibitors from all over -- even China. Photo: Deborah Lockridge
Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show
Lucas Oil Stadium at night, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The twenty-year naming rights contract for the home of the Indianapolis Colts were acquired in 2006 for $122 million.
Photos: Lucas Oil Founder Forest Lucas
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