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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Cooper Tire Launches Severe Series Tire for Construction Trucks

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Cooper Tire has released a new mixed service-wide base all-position (WBA) tire as part of its Cooper Severe Series lineup.

The tire is available in 385/65R22.5 and 425/65R22.5 sizes, in load range L.

“Our Cooper Severe Series tire line, which now also includes the WBA, provides exceptional performance while giving our customers a low cost of ownership proposition,” said Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s Global Truck and Bus Tire Business.

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Synthetic rubber outperforms natural rubber for the first time

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Initial testing of tires made from the nature-identical, biomimetic synthetic rubber (BISYKA) shows that they achieve around 30 to 50 percent less abrasion compared to natural rubber tires. … 

On April 4, 2019, the researchers present their results at a transfer workshop at the annual conference of the German Rubber Society, East (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft Ost) in Merseburg, Germany.

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ETRMA applauds inclusion of commercial vehicles in EU’s TPMS regulations

BRUSSELS—The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association praised the European Parliament committee for endorsing revised European Union tire pressure monitoring systems rules.The regulation updates existing vehicle safety rules to extend TPMS requirements to light and heavy commercial vehicles, trailers and buses.

 

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Prometeon adds Tier 3 TBR brand; Tier 2 brand to follow

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MILAN, Italy — Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l., the former Pirelli industrial tire business, has launched a Tier 3 associate truck/bus tire brand as part of the company’s move to a multi-brand approach.

Developed with a special focus on safety, the “Anteo” brand will complement Pirelli as Prometeon’s premium brand, the company said, while an as-yet-unnamed Tier 2 brand is being developed as well for launch later in 2019.

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Hankook Tire Showcases Three New Tires At 2019 MATS Show

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Hankook Tire is presenting three new offerings in its truck and bus radial [TBR] tire lineup at the Mid-America Trucking Show [MATS], the biggest heavy truck show of the year. The three new products to be on display are the SmartFlex DL15, e3 MAX DL21 and e3 WiDE TL21, equipped with the latest Hankook Tire innovations for better performance and safety.

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