Tyrata IntelliTread Drive-Over-System Includes Measuring Tire Tread Depth for Fleets

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Tyrata, Inc. has expanded its patented IntelliTread tire tread wear sensor platform to include a low-profile drive-over system.

The IntelliTread Drive-Over-System (DOS) provides data regarding tire tread wear when a vehicle drives over the low-profile, speed bump-like unit. The system was developed based on the need of fleet management, automotive service centers and truck depots for real-time monitoring of tread wear in both automotive and commercial vehicle tires, the company says.

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J.D. Power to recognize leading U.S. tire retailers, vehicle maintenance providers

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COSTA MESA, Calif.— J.D. Power Inc. plans to recognize top performers later this year in two key automotive aftermarket categories — tire repair/replacement and oil change/general maintenance — during the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.

The awards — being presented for the first time — are part of J.D. Power’s new U.S. Aftermarket Service Index (ASI) study, which focuses on the service experience with aftermarket service providers in the Do It for Me (DIFM) market.

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Michelin launches the ultra-low rolling resistance line-haul tire

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America has launched the Michelin X Line Energy D+ tire—an ultra-low rolling resistance, dual-drive line-haul tire — to the North American replacement market.

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Continental’s ‘Intelligent’ Tires Offer Digital Solution for Fleets

Continental wants to make your life easier when it comes to fleet tire maintenance, and it’s leveraging its own technology to do it.

In the scorching heat at the company’s Uvalde Proving Grounds west of San Antonio, Texas, Continental launched its third generation of medium-truck construction tires. The German technology company is calling them “intelligent” construction since they come factory-equipped with its patented TPMS sensor attached to the tire’s 3-G casing. The new tires include:

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Prometeon Tyre Group presents the new H:01 Proway line

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MILAN — Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l. recently unveiled the new H:01 Proway line, designed from “maximum efficiency in long-distance transportation,” because of reduced rolling resistance and improved durability.

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New USPS delivery trucks may bring change for LT tire market

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WASHINGTON — Pending multi-billion-dollar acquisitions of delivery vehicles by the U.S. Postal Service, with changes in vehicle design motivated by e-commerce and other considerations, could mean big changes in the postal service’s light truck tire purchases.

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Love’s picks site in western Tenn. for 5th retread plant

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MILAN, Tenn. — Love’s Travel Stops is planning to set up a tire retread and distribution facility in Milan, in western Tennessee, pending approval of state and local incentives.

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Continental Renames Long Haul Tire for Clarity

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Continental has announced that it has renamed its long haul commercial tire for better clarity.

The newly renamed heavy truck tire—Conti HSL 3, has been engineered by the company for steer and all-position use, in long haul and super-regional applications. Continental has renamed the tire such that the new name indicates the vehicle classification, axle configuration, and application for which the tire was created.

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McCarthy Tire, Snider Fleet host ‘Safety Leadership Summit’

NEWTON, N.C. — When it comes to safety, there is no competition.

That bit of wisdom was the spark for the creation of a “Safety Leadership Summit” initiated by leading commercial tire dealerships McCarthy Tire Service and Snider Fleet Solutions.

The two dealerships — earnest competitors in the marketplace — came together recently to host representatives of 14 of the nation’s 25 largest commercial dealerships at Snider’s training facility in Newton for the two-day summit.

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Michelin Announces Price Increase For Commercial Tire Lines In US, Canada 

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Michelin North America Inc. has announced a price increase up to 6% for the commercial Uniroyal tire line and select off-highway products in the United States and Canada. The increases will be effective July 1, with additional details provided directly to customers.

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