Hankook expands SmartWork tyre line

The range of Hankook tyres for construction site applications has been expanded through the addition of new mixed on/off-road patterns to the SmartWork line. These are the SmartWork AM11 steer axle tyre, DM11 drive axle fitment and TM11 trailer tyre.

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Bridgestone launches FleetPulse digital maintenance solution

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Bridgestone has launched FleetPulse a three-in-one solution composed of a mobile app, a centralised website and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) hardware. FleetPulse reportedly improves transparency related to vehicle health in order to significantly reduce the likelihood of costly and potentially dangerous breakdowns, thus increasing time on the roads while ensuring high safety standards.

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Pirelli launches Cyber Fleet and Cyber Gate solutions

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Pirelli has renewed its Cyber Fleet solution, launching the latest version at the 67th edition of the Hannover IAA Commercial Vehicle show. The new edition of the system focuses on two technologies – Cyber Fleet Smart and Cyber Fleet Gate. According to the company, these solutions have been designed to optimize management costs, increase safety and efficiency when it comes to tyres, reduce both vehicle downtime and CO2 emissions.

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Bridgestone Recalls 2,700 Commercial Truck Tires

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Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada collectively are issuing a voluntary noncompliance recall of approximately 2,700 certain all position, wide base radial commercial truck tires in size 425/65R22.5.

The recall includes the following tires: …

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Alliance Tire Americas Names Two New VPs

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Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) announced today that Allen Lyons has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Aftermarket Sales, West and Canada, and that Seth Walters was promoted to Vice President of Aftermarket Sales, East.

Lyons joined Alliance after more than a decade at Cummins, Inc., where he rose through the ranks to Director of Sales and Marketing — Fuel Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University.

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Hercules Tires to offer road hazard coverage for select Ironman tires

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Hercules Tires announced that their Ironman brand will now offer road hazard coverage on select new passenger and light truck tires. Coverage is on eligible tires purchased on or after July 1st in the United States and Canada.

Ironman’s Road Hazard Protection Policy promises free replacement with a comparable Ironman brand tire within the first 12 months of purchase or 2/32nds of treadwear, whichever comes first, and covers tires damaged as the result of common road hazards like potholes or nails encountered during the course of normal on-road driving.

After the initial 12 months a prorated credit is …

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Forget Package Delivery Drones – Here Come Autonomous Containers

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Amazon, UPS and others are exploring using drones to deliver packages to people’s doorsteps, but some companies are thinking bigger — autonomous cargo drones the size of small airplanes.

They are designing unmanned cargo airplanes to compete with short-haul trucks and small freight aircraft. They are testing prototypes and pushing for their large fixed-wing drones to play a key role in the next wave of logistics.

“Companies that can respond and be faster and more flexible will be the winners as the logistics landscape continues to change,” said David Merrill, co-founder of Elroy Air, a San Francisco startup working on a cargo drone prototype.

 

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Hercules Introduces Commercial Highway Tire

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Hercules Tires has launched an all-season commercial highway tire equipped to endure the high torque and heavy loads for commercial applications.

The Hercules Terra Trac CH4 has a buttress design built for high-scrub applications and tread blocks that provide stability during cornering and promote even wear, the tiremaker says.

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Conti marks milestone with fleet digital inspection tool

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FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas is marking a milestone for its ContiTrack2 digital inspection tool, noting that it’s been used to measure 1 million truck tires in the U.S. since its introduction in 2012.

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Shell Airflow Starship semi truck aims for fuel-economy record

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Trucks use an awful lot more fuel than cars. Consequently, the fuel you can save from making small improvements can be massive. That’s what Bob Sliwa aims to do when he sets out from San Diego, Calif., on May 17 in his Shell Airflow Starship record truck. Hauling his full-sized trailer fully loaded to the truck’s 80,000 pounds capacity, he…

 

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