Toyo Tires M149 Wide-Based Single Designed for Regional Use

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February 17, 2015

Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends
<p><strong>MBH Trucking&rsquo;s Peterbilt has a blacked-out look because its aluminum parts have been coated with Linex bed-liner material to protect the metal from oxidation.&nbsp;</strong></p> Careful cleaning extends lives of components, while proper spec’ing heads off rust in the first place.

Toyo Tires M149 Wide-Based Single Designed for Regional Use
Toyo Tires' new M149 wide-based single is an all-position tire made for regional to urban use on commercial trucks.


Michelin Adds Tire Care Monitoring Program to Commercial Service Network
Michelin says fleets will benefit from a reduced number of road service calls, improved CSA scores, improved fuel economy and longer tire life with its fully digital, nationwide fleet tire monitoring program called Michelin Tire Care.

HDT Announces Top 20 Products
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors and a panel of truck fleet executives identified the 20 best new products that appeared in our magazine and website in the past year.


PressurePro Partnership Offers Fleets Remote Tire Monitoring
<p><em>Image via Advantage PressurePro</em></p> Advantage PressurePro and Globe Tracker International ApS are partnering to bring intermodal customers the ability to track cargo and tire pressure information remotely.

Coming Soon: Inflation Systems for Drive Axles
<p><strong>A schematic of Dana's Central Tire Inflation System, which is similar to the system the company is developing for the on-highway market.</strong></p> Drive axle inflation systems might not be the Holy Grail of truck maintenance, but they are in a position to cure a vexing problem. Tire pressure maintenance is time-consuming and costly, but there's no debating the savings from properly inflated tires. At least four manufacturers have systems in development. At least one is already available.

Hankook Tire Reports Solid 2014 Growth
Hankook Tire recorded revenue of about $6.3 billion and an operating profit of $979 million for 2014, the company announced. The overall operating profit was on par with 2013 results.

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Edge Fairings Gain SmartWay Elite Status

The Tail resembles the Trailer Tail from ATDynamics, but seems unique in that its panels automatically deploy when the rig reaches about 45 mph, then fold up as it slows down.

What's the Best Thing Ever to Happen to Cargo Securement?

Of all the rules truckers must abide by, the cargo securement rules are likely the most often misinterpreted. In many cases, citations result not from willful neglect or negligence, but from simple ignorance or misunderstanding. And it's not always only the driver who's to blame.

How Low Can Oil Prices Go?

Economist and financial analyst Gary Shilling set off a bit of a furor recently when he said the price of crude oil could go as low as $10 a barrel. Deborah Lockridge explores the likelihood of that in her All That's Trucking blog.

PHOTO GALLERIES
Tri State Truck Center in  Shrewsbury, Mass.
Photos: Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees
Lonestar truck display.
Photos: McCandless Truck Center
Kenworth claims the T680 Advantage is the most aerodynamic truck it has ever produced, boasting a 5% improvement over the standard T680.
Test Drive Photos: Kenworth T680 Advantage
This giant pickup truck was a custom project done by plant employees for fun. (Read more here.) The latest project is a custom fire truck.
Photos: Visiting Volvo's New River Valley Plant
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