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National tire management programs initially began as roadside assistance services, but now include complete tire life cycle management and data analysis options as well. Photo: Goodyear

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How Fleets Can Get the Most From a National Tire Account

New options and greatly expanded services mean more choices for trucking fleets. Here’s how to fine-tune your fleet's tire management services.

Image courtesy of Work Truck Show

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What to Look for at the 2018 Work Truck Show

More than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space can be daunting to even the seasoned Work Truck Show attendee. Here are a few companies you will not want to miss when you check out the show in March.

Beasley Tire offers mobile services that perform on-site alignment and tire balancing on large trucks and mounting and balancing tires on small vehicles.

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What Tire Dealers Can Tell us About Truck Tire Trends

Low-cost imported tires, retread demand, and the increasing presence of truckstop chains into the tire market are among the trends seen in the truck tire market in Modern Tire Dealer’s annual survey of commercial tire dealers.

Having the right information helps determine if a technician with tools should be sent to the site of the repair or if a tow truck is needed. Photo: Ryder

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7 Mistakes to Avoid for Smooth Roadside Repairs

Even with the greatest preventive maintenance programs, you still are going to have some failures.Yet not all fleets do a good job of managing the breakdown process. Here’s a look at common mistakes fleets make when it comes to emergency roadside service.

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.

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Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

Michelin is backing its XDA Energy+ linehaul with a limited fuel-savings guarantee. (Photo: Michelin)

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6 Tires You Need to Know About

Take a closer look at some of the new rubber on the market that helps keep trucks and equipment rolling.

Photo: Getty Images

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Latest Innovations in Retread Tires

Long a staple of the replacement tire market for trucks and vans as well as tractor-trailers, aircraft, and buses, new advances in manufacturing and technology have made retreaded tires an attractive choice for fleet owners and operators.

Image courtesy of Pirelli Tires

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Tire Prices Experience Upward Pressure

For many vocational truck fleets, price is the key factor when selecting the type of replacement tire. As shown in the past, when replacement tire prices increase, the retread industry benefits since retreads are significantly cheaper.

Extensive engine testing of the new oils involved engine teardowns. Photo: Chevron

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The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

Last December, for the first time, the American Petroleum Institute started licensing two different approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils. CK-4 adoption is going largely as expected, but very few fleets are using FA-4 yet – because very few engine makers so far are recommending it.

To determine if your tires are up to the job you’re asking them to do, you’ll next to establish a consistent program to track their performance – and then follow through with it. Photo: Michelin

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Are Your Tires up to the Job?

Tires look alike, but the wrong tire doing the wrong job can be a productivity killer for fleets. Tracking tires and matching them for the task at hand takes constant patience and vigilance.

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How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Diesel fuel additives are among the most powerful and cost-effective tools a fleet manager can use to keep their fleet up and running. Not every additive does the same thing—specialized formulas can help clean fuel systems, prevent gelling, or keep the fuel flowing in the coldest temperatures. Some OEMs recommend that additives be used to keep trucks operating at peak efficiency.
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Fleets have a choice when it comes to oil filter technology. Conventional filters are less expensive, but have several fundamental flaws, while reusable filters use better methods and materials to ensure that oil lubricates the engine effectively and efficiently and, potentially, reduce long-term cost.
The Process of Turning Maintenance Data Into Actionable Information
Maintenance providers can help fleets gather crucial maintenance data and integrate it into the entire data stream to create intelligence that will improve operations.
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