Bridgestone Explores Natural Rubber Production at New Arizona Research Center

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September 23, 2014

How to Evaluate Performance of Improved Tire Designs
Tire companies continue to make improvements to existing products on an ongoing basis. New materials in combination with new and improved design construction may significantly help tire performance.

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.


Goodyear Seeking Nominations for Highway Hero
<p><strong>Gary Medalis, left, marketing director, Goodyear commercial tire systems and&nbsp;Ivan Vasovic, last year's&nbsp;Goodyear Highway Hero:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Photo via Goodyear</em></p> Goodyear is accepting nominations for its Highway Hero program, which honors truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

CMA Says Non-Compliant Markings on Double Coin Tires Don't Pose Safety Problem
CMA has notified the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that some 1.75 million Double Coin branded truck radial tires have non-compliant sidewall markings, but it says the non-compliance does not pose any safety or performance issues.


Pedigree Makes Remote Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Pedigree Technologies has partnered with Doran Manufacturing to develop a Tire Pressure Monitoring system which can be accessed remotely.

Love’s Passes 200th Truck Tire Care Location
<p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> Love’s Truck Tire Care is now available at more than 200 of the company’s travel stops across the U.S.

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Rotting Chickens Bring Attention to Abandoned Trailer

What does rotten chicken have to do with missing household goods? Abandoned trailers, says Senior Editor Tom Berg in his latest installment of the Trailer Talk blog.

Using Archimedes’ Lever Principle to Help Propel a Tractor-Trailer

Archimedes, the scholar and mathematician of antiquity, was quoted as saying, “Give me a place to stand and a large enough lever, and I will move the earth.” That’s debatable, but some pretty big and heavy things can be nudged into motion with a lever – and trailers are among them, says an inventor in Ohio. Tom Berg has the story in his Trailer Talk blog.

Guest Commentary: Why Governments Should Recruit Trucking and Logistics Companies

We're turning over "All That's Trucking" today to Greg Fulton, president of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, who wants to know, why don't state governments worry about keeping or attracting trucking and logistics companies the way they would a high-tech company?

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Daimler Trucks head Wolfgang Bernhard at the helm of the concept truck illustrating the company's vision of the future.
Daimler Trucks Unveils Mercedes-Benz Future Truck
The target market for Western Star's 5700XE is owner-operators and small- to medium-sized fleets wanting a unique look and brand. Large fleets could position the truck as a driver incentive or reward truck for high-performing drivers.
Photos: The New Western Star 5700XE
More than 400 of the nation's best truck drivers competed in the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh.
Photos: The National Truck Driving Championships

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