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Retreads (And Retreaders) Are Better Than Ever

This year marked my 37th in the tire industry. I started what seems like a century ago, at age 15, stacking tires when I wasn’t cleaning whitewalls at...
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Service, Suppliers
The real benefit of TPMS

When Congress first directed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate a system that would monitor the tires on new vehicles and...
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
The chaotic world of OTR tires

Edward Lorenz was a noted mathematician and meteorologist who pioneered the study of chaos theory. He determined that when complex systems were entirely...
Categories: Commercial Business
Knowing what not to repair

Nobody wants to tell a customer that a flat tire with good tread depth is junk. In fact, most drivers will accept any repair as long as the tire holds air...
Categories: Commercial Business, Suppliers
Tire restoration

As it stands today, there are four types of repairs in the commercial truck tire industry: puncture, spot, reinforcement and section.
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail
Defining Safe Used Tires: Fear of the Unknown May Eliminate Them From the Aftermarket

Now that my father has been out the tire business for almost a decade, he’s learning all kinds of interesting details regarding our after hours...
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Suppliers
Top 10 things you should know about UHP tires and TPMS

Immediately following my third full-time summer of changing tires, I started my freshman year of college. That was in 1985.
Categories: Commercial Business
Wide-base tire update

To say the truck tire industry has experienced a lot of changes over the past three decades is an understatement at best. While tube-type bias-ply tires on...
Categories: Commercial Business
CSA and the changing face of truck tire service

Between April 2001 and December 2003, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...
Categories: Commercial Business
Giant OTR tires: a true portrait of chaos

As we noted in the February Commercial Tire Dealer section, the off-the-road tire industry in North America is extremely dependent on the market abroad.

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