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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Fresh take on light truck tires

Nokian has expanded its E-Truck range to cover light goods vehicles in addition to long- and medium-haul trucks, with a focus on tailoring the tires for city use.

The company highlighted that its E-Truck 17.5 series of steering and drive axle tires was not created by simply scaling down the existing products.

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Continental Releases Long Haul Steer Tire Optimized for Removal Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

FORT MILL, S.C. August 20, 2020. Continental, one of the largest automotive technology suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, has released the Conti EcoPlus HS3+, an ideal steer/all-position product in the long haul or line haul application, where vehicles travel 100,000 miles or more per year primarily on the highway. In field tests, it delivers 27 percent better mileage than its predecessor, Conti EcoPlus HS3.

The tire is optimized for maximum mileage performance, lowest overall fuel consumption, and durability for retreading – the key aspects for Lowest Overall Driving Cost in this segment. It features a technologically advanced cap compound to provide improved cut and tear resistance for increased mileage, balanced with excellent rolling resistance for fuel efficiency. The Conti 3G casing provides excellent heat dispersion for increased retreadability. The tire is also designed to provide a comfortable ride, as drivers may spend many hours per day in their vehicles. The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ is SmartWay verified, CARB compliant, and is covered by a seven year, three retread warranty.

Steer tires are especially important on a commercial vehicle, since they run in a single rather than a dual configuration. Steer tires are free rolling and pivot to control vehicle direction, meaning they need to be specially designed to prevent irregular wear. The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ features a tread profile that reduces sensitivity to road surface, fleet, and vehicle variations allowing for improved performance throughout tire life. Its footprint shape delivers significant wear improvements for increased removal miles. It also has a 10 percent improvement in de-coupler durability, a key feature for maximizing tire life.

The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ has a 19/32” tread depth and is currently available in the following sizes: 11R22.5 Load Range G and H, 295/75R22.5 Load Range G and H, 11R24.5 Load Range H, and 285/75R24.5 Load Range H.

With the Conti 3G casing, Continental’s wide, standardized casing construction allows for retreads up to 245 millimeters in width. The casing is ideal for multiple retread use in both long haul drive and/or long haul trailer applications. Continental offers a wide portfolio of drive and trailer retread patterns, including SmartWay verified and CARB compliant options.

The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ is also available as an intelligent tire pre-equipped with TPMS sensors, upon customer request. Maintaining proper tire inflation on a steer tire is critical, allowing fleets to extend the tread life, as well as maintain casing integrity for future retreading to the drive and trailer positions. Proper tire pressure also improves safety and handling, and helps prevent steer tire blowouts. Continental offers a full portfolio of digital tire monitoring systems to meet different fleet needs. Components of all systems can be combined to take advantage of different functionalities.

Tire monitoring solutions include the ContiPressureCheck® on-vehicle TPMS and ContiConnect Yard® digital tire monitoring system with web portal, which was named a Top 20 Product by HDT magazine.

Continental develops pioneering technologies to make commercial fleets safer, more efficient, and more connected. With innovative tire technology and digital fleet solutions, Continental optimizes tire lifecycle management to deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost to fleets and become the preferred partner to our independent tire dealers. Continental is currently one of the five largest brands in medium/heavy truck tires in the U.S. by market share.

Michelin redesigns X One Line Energy T2 trailer tire

Michelin North America, Inc. is launching the redesigned Michelin X One Line Energy T2 tire for the line-haul market.

“The trailer-wheel position is a challenging position for long-haul tire design. The free-rolling wheel position is subject to variable loads, less maintenance and irregular wear,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing at Michelin North America. “This new Michelin X One Line Energy T2 product delivers both improved tread wear while providing fuel and weight savings, lowering the total cost of ownership for fleets, especially during this economically challenged time in the trucking industry.”

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Falken Tire introduces the new RI191 All-Position truck tire

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Falken Tire launches RI191 All-Position Tire: Delivering Long Mileage, Built For High Scrub Delivery Routes.

Introducing the Falken RI191, the all-new All-Position tire built to handle high scrub delivery routes, and engineered to deliver long tread life and even wear.

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Michelin is demonstrating resilience through an unprecedented crisis

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124,000 125,400 1 Free cash flow: net cash from operating activities less net cash used in investing activities, adjusted for net cash flows relating to other financial assets, before distributions. 2 At period-end. Covid-19: impact of the health crisis on the Group’s financial position at June 30, 2020 Review of the information released by the Group during the first six months of the year On February 10, 2020, the Group issued its guidance for 2020 excluding any impacts from a systemic crisis caused by Covid-19. On March 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm CET, the Michelin Group …

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Hankook introduces new Laufenn truck and bus tyres for UK market

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Hankook has introduced a new line of Laufenn brand commercial vehicle tyres in the UK. With Laufenn the Korean tyre manufacturer targets the second tier of the market. Hankook initially launches Laufenn in the UK with nine patterns covering more than 85 per cent of tyres in the market for goods and people transportation, as well as construction truck tyres. Hankook adds that most sizes offer the three peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) marking for use in winter conditions.

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