Focus On ... Testing Tires at Goodyear's Proving Grounds [VIDEO]

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June 30, 2015

When the Road Meets the Rubber
<p><strong>The very pavement you drive upon is chewing away at your tires, mile after mile.</strong><em> Photo by Jim Park</em></p> Irregular or accelerated tire wear is annoying and expensive, but there's something else eating away at your expensive assets: the pavement itself.

Focus On ... Testing Tires at Goodyear's Proving Grounds [VIDEO]

Goodyear's proving grounds in San Angelo, Texas, occupies about 7,000 acres protected by 14 miles of fence. Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you inside the gates for a closer look at some of the tests Goodyear uses to evaluate their tires and the competitors' tires in this Focus On video.

Roadmaster RM230 HH Designed for Severe Duty
Cooper Tire & Rubber added a new size — 275/70R22.5 — to its Roadmaster RM230 HH tire line to meet the demands of severe-duty applications, such as logging and mining.

Kenworth Offers Yokohama Tires on New Trucks
<p><strong>The Yokohama 101ZL&nbsp;</strong><em>Photo courtesy of Kenworth</em></p> Kenworth is offering a selection of all-position Yokohama tires for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks.

Industry Vet Joins Giti Tire Leadership
<p><strong>John Aben, Giti Tire's new senior vice president. </strong><em>Photo via Giti Tire USA</em></p> Giti Tire USA has announced that tire industry veteran John Aben is joining the company as its senior vice president.

Wheel-Check Indicates When Wheel Nuts Are Loose
Wheel-Check is a loose nut indicator designed to identify a loose wheel nut with a quick visual inspection of the wheel.

Ky. Fleet Employee Indicted for Missing Tires
<p><em>File photo</em></p> A former fleet employee of the City of Ashland, Ky., has been indicted for purchasing $143,000 in tires that are unaccounted for.

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Fuel Efficiency, Driver Issues In the Media

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