The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

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July 22, 2014

Has the U.S. SmartWay Program Helped Retreading?
With regulations affecting how fleets fit their wheels, the retreading industry is still deciding whether or not the inclusion of verified low-rolling-resistance tires on the EPA's SmartWay list has helped the industry.

The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained
There's little doubt left that tires formulated for lower rolling resistance work as advertised, but it's still tough to give up at few thousandths of an inch of tread. After all, tire miles are important, too. How much of a difference does the reduction in rolling resistance make?

Alcoa Wants Your Wheel Pix for Photo Sharing Contest
Truckers who share interesting photos of their trucks with Alcoa wheels can share them on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win merchandise from the company.

Bridgestone Relaunches GCR Tires & Service Brand
Under the new brand, GCR is standardizing the service experience across all of its U.S. locations, offering the same hours of operation, technicians that are all Tire Industry Association-trained, a nationally connected sales force, and one website for all locations.

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Tires
From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

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A Chicago-area truck crash that killed four has led to local attention to federal hours-of-service rules, the mandatory electronic logs proposal, and federal efforts to address coercion of drivers to break the law.

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Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge says her inbox delivered a sure sign that there's a capacity crunch -- advice to help shippers get "preferred" status at motor carriers.

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