Giti Tire introduces two wide base commercial truck tires

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Giti Tire USA introduces Giti GDL633 FS, an ultra-wide base tire for the drive axle position and the GTL933 FS, an ultra-wide base tire for trailers in long haul applications in North America.

The announcement on these “next generation” wide base tires, available in the 445/50R22.5 size, follows the announcement earlier this month introducing the Giti brand of commercial truck tires in North America with a comprehensive line-up for long haul, regional, urban/light duty and mixed service applications.

The GDL633 FS for the drive axle is SmartWay verified and features:

  • Special tread compound for reduced rolling resistance …

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Magna launches agricultural tire for trucks, trailers

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WAALWIJK, Netherlands—Off-the-road tire specialist Magna Tyre Group has launched the Magna AG23, for use on agricultural trucks and trailers.

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BFGoodrich Tires Extends Popular Lines For The Demands Of Police Vehicles

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BFGoodrich Tires has introduced two of its most popular car and light-truck tire lines in new fitments for the most widely used police-pursuit vehicles. The tires are designed and made in the United States and have been accepted on the U.S. Government’s Cooperative Approved Tire List (CATL), which lists tires capable of handling police duties.

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Haulier Smith of Denny trials new ContiConnect and Yard Reader Station

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Scottish haulier Smith of Denny had the opportunity to trial the new Continental Tyres ContiConnect portal and Yard Reader Station ahead of its introduction to the UK market.

The system, which has now been launched, automatically reads and logs tire pressures and temperature from all trucks and trailers leaving and entering an operator’s yard. Smith’s director, Andrew Smith, said the system provided the utmost accuracy on the company’s 26 trucks and 50 trailers, and helped reduce truck downtime.

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Firestone Adds New Drive Tire to Commercial Truck Tire Portfolio

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has expanded its Firestone commercial truck tire portfolio with the launch of the Firestone FD711 drive tire.

Engineered for durable, long-lasting performance in high-scrub and high-traction applications, the Firestone FD711 tire offers grip, long wear and enhanced retread capability, Firestone said in a press release.

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Conti sees trend to faster product development

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TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — The breakneck speed at which self-driving and connected-car technology is evolving is forcing the industry to change how products will be developed, says Tamara Snow, head of systems and technology for Continental North America’s interiors division.

“New technology is coming at a faster and faster rate, and for this reason we need to be able to harness disruption and change what we innovate and how we innovate,” Snow told an audience Monday at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars.

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Hankook Tire Hosts DAV Honorees at 2018 MLB All-Star Game

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Master Sergeant Jeff Johnson and Captain Jonathan Moak have at least two things in common: First, they’re avid baseball fans. Second – and more importantly – they serve in the United States military.

Hankook Tire America Corp., the Official Tire of Major League Baseball, thanked Johnson and Moak for their service by hosting them as honored guests at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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Welcome Toyo Tires New Proxes Sport Max Performance Summer Tire to the U.S. Market

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Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.has launched the all-new Proxes Sport max performance summer tire, now available in the United States.

The Proxes Sport creates a greater connection to the road with improved contact, improved grip and improved handling, Toyo says. The combination of proprietary Nano Balance Technology with a unique tread design delivers these enhancements in wet and dry conditions.

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Sustainable rubber, autonomous vehicles on industry agenda

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HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The tire industry has seen big changes in the last decade witnessed by how the aftermarket is split up, and will see even bigger changes in the future brought on by new automotive technologies, according to Dave Zielasko, publisher of Rubber & Plastics News. Speaking at the recent Clemson Tire Industry Conference in Hilton Head, he said of 209 million replacement passenger tires shipped in the U.S. in 2017, 144 million were imported.

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NHTSA grants Conti’s petition regarding mismarked tires

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WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.’s petition for a finding of inconsequential noncompliance in the case of 111,500 mismarked tires.

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