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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European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse

Like here, tying down the goods is a concern in Europe, because a dominant German trailer builder recently displayed a van with numerous securement options aboard. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

Volvo Does it Again With Paraglider Video

In Volvo's latest promotional stunt video, the goal is to maintain a precise speed that allows pro paraglider Guillaume Galvani to stay in flight behind the Volvo FH rig on a highway in the Croatian Alps.

Whose Infrastructure— Ours or Theirs?

Listen carefully when you hear a politician or a lobbyist speak of “infrastructure.” To really mean anything, that big ugly word has got to be qualified.

PHOTO GALLERIES
The 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour comes to an end with the delivery of the 80-foot Englemann Spruce to the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Nov. 28.
The Capitol Christmas Tree Journey [Photos]
The new 48,000 square-foot, $7.5 million facility is clearly visible from Interstate 40 and less than a mile from Volvo Trucks' corporate headquarters.
Volvo's New Greensboro Truck Dealership [Photos]
A new Freightliner Cascadia awaits its fuel test run at US Xpress headquarters in Chattanooga, TN.
Pit Tests Fuel Economy With U.S. Xpress [Photos]
The year before its acquisition by Con-way, CFI chairman and CEO Glenn Brown posed with the company&rsquo;s original Kenworth T600 (right) and a 2006 version, celebrating the "Anteater's" 20th anniversary. Photo courtesy Kenworth
Photos: CFI Comes Full Circle
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