Goodyear and TuSimple partner on autonomous freight operations

Goodyear is to form a strategic relationship with TuSimple, a global autonomous trucking technology company, to provide tires and tire management solutions to the latter’s Autonomous Freight Network (AFN).

As part of the collaboration, Goodyear will provide products and repair services to enhance the safety and operation of autonomous trucks.

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Pirelli: Tailor-Made Scorpion ATR Tires For The All-New 2021 Ford F-150

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new “tailor-made” Pirelli Scorpion ATR tire has been designed specifically for the all-new Ford F-150, part of F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle for 38 years. For more than 20 years, Pirelli and Ford have had a strong relationship, working…

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Pirelli And Rivian Develop Special RIV Elect Tires For R1T And R1S

Having the best hardware and software is not all that electric cars need to be successful. In highly efficient and silent vehicles, tires play a much more important role than they do in combustion-engined machines. They have to have low rolling resistance and also be much quieter than regular ones.

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TIA Gives Legislative Update at Honors Ceremony

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The Tire Industry Association‘s Roy Littlefield III, CEO, and Roy Littlefield IV, director of government affairs, updated TIA members on key legislative issues that the organization is following for its members during Monday’s Tire Industry Honors Ceremony.

 

 
 

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First Tires from Continental Plant Delivered to Southern Tire Mart

A specially-designed commemorative hauler recently carried the first shipments from Continental Tire in Clinton, Mississippi, to Southern Tire Mart locations throughout the state.

Southern Tire Mart says Continental ensured the business received the first shipment of tires from the new plant, in order to honor the partnership between the two companies.

The Clinton plant currently employees approximately 430 employees and produces large truck and bus tires for the U.S.

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Yokohama to Increase Prices on Commercial Truck Tires

Yokohama Tire Corporation will implement a price increase of up to 6% on select commercial truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. This includes drive, all-position/steer and trailer tires, and is effective Dec. 1, says the company.

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Continental launches high-mileage, low-consumption truck tires for regional use

Automotive manufacturer Continental has launched its latest haulage tire range, the EcoRegional, which the company claims has the potential to significantly increase the efficiency of hauliers’ vehicles in regional transportation applications.

According the Continental, high efficiency is achieved thanks to a new manufacturing process in combination with a new tread design for the steering axle coupled with a rubber compound optimized for rolling resistance for the drive axle.

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Laufenn launch makes Hankook more holistic commercial tyre supplier

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The launch of the second-line Laufenn brand onto the European commercial vehicle tyre market has rounded out Hankook’s offer to fleet customers. Offering a second tier brand – alongside a growing retreading programme via its Alphatread range – can both allow the manufacturer a more extensive product range to cater to each customer’s entire fleet, and also allow Hankook to capitalise on the growing interest in more value-oriented products.

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Continental Appoints New Leaders to Americas Truck Tires Business

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Continental has appointed two new leaders for its truck tires business in the Americas region. Renato Sarzano becomes head of the truck tires business for the Americas, and Shaun Uys takes leadership of the fleet-focused key account management organization in the U.S.

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Michelin Energy Guard combined with X One tires reveal fuel savings

According to an independent third-party certified fuel-economy testing by Melissa Valley Transportation Solutions, the Michelin Energy Guard system coupled with a Michelin X One tire package demonstrated a combined fuel savings of 17.01 gallons/1000 mile. The Michelin Energy Guard is a SmartWay-verified and CARB-compliant solution from Michelin Aerodynamic Solutions.

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