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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Some Aero Details Not So Obvious

SmartTruck has posted a YouTube video depicting how its UnderTray and other devices work. One item alters air behavior at the "ICC bumper."

Patience, Persistence Needed to Bring Young People into the Industry

Are we going overboard in pushing kids toward a college education? One reader responds to Deborah Lockridge's October editorial, and she has this follow-up in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Reporter Delivers Good News to a Trailer Wrap Winner

One way to liven up a business meeting is an interesting raffle, and the American Trucking Associations obliged at its recent Management Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, giving away two sets of colorful vinyl trailer wraps with pro-industry messages.

Kenworth's latest aerodynsmic tractor contrasted with the classic shape of the Icon 9000. Photo: Deborah Lockridge
Photos: Kenworths on the Paccar Test Track
Photo courtesy of Kenworth
Photos: Hauling the Capitol Christmas Tree
The all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD is positioned between a traditional 1500- and 2500-type pickup.
2016 Nissan Titan XD Ride and Drive in Photos
The LNG is then pumped into the big storage tank. Photo by Deborah Lockridge
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