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Replacement Tires

Most of the subject matter experts that we spoke to expect an increase in tire prices, although predicting future tire costs is difficult due to variables that influence tire pricing.

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Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

Technology and The Tire

Technology has increased a modern truck tire’s useful life, overall fuel efficiency, and rolling resistance as well as helped reduce failures.

Top Commercial Truck Tire Sizes Identified

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association has identified the top original-equipment manufacturer and aftermarket tire sizes in its latest fact book that covers the 2018 calendar year.

A Wrong and Right Way to Mount Truck Tires

It’s easy to mount a truck tire on a rim and torque down on the fasteners, but not everyone takes the time to do it right, and that can affect tire life and safety.

Les Schwab Recalls Retread Truck Tires

Les Schwab is recalling 41,336 steel-belted radial retread truck tires because the vulcanizing compound used during the process may not have been completely cured, which can lead to incomplete adhesion of the tread to the tire casing.

eBay Offers Tire Installation in U.S.

Shoppers who purchase tires on eBay can opt to have them shipped to a local installation location at no additional cost. The online selling platform has 9,000 installation locations across the U.S.