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Category: Wheels & Tires

New Low Rolling-resistance Retread for Wide-base, Drive-position Tires from Oliver

New Low Rolling-resistance Retread for Wide-base, Drive-position Tires from Oliver

| September 15, 2017

Oliver Rubber Company, LLC, (Oliver) has announced the launch of the Oliver Ultra Low Profile (ULP) Vantage Drive, a new SmartWay®-verified, wide-base, drive-axle position retread for line haul and regional commercial-truck applications. Designed to deliver superior traction and wear, it is well suited for 18-wheel vehicles. “Keeping America’s goods and freight moving is critical for […]

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Continental Debuts Remote Digital Tire Monitoring

Continental Debuts Remote Digital Tire Monitoring

| September 15, 2017

Continental is debuting a remote, digital tire monitoring platform at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 25-29. The platform, one of the first of its kind in the U.S. and Canadian markets, provides an efficient solution for remote tire monitoring of an entire fleet. Digital tire monitoring technology allows fleets […]

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Maxion and Michelin Try for Pothole Resistant Wheel and Tire

Maxion and Michelin Try for Pothole Resistant Wheel and Tire

| September 13, 2017

A new technology, developed by Michelin and Maxion Wheels for the passenger car wheel market, incorporates two flexible rubber flanges mounted on a special wheel body to create a flexible wheel that is designed to improve the ride and comfort and also absorbs impacts from potholes and curbs. The new wheel is compatible with all […]

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Maxion Debuts New Wheel for Tubeless Tires Applications

Maxion Debuts New Wheel for Tubeless Tires Applications

| August 16, 2017

The world’s largest wheel manufacturer, Maxion Wheels, is debuting its new 8.5” x 24” wheel for tubeless tire applications in Russia, the Middle East and Africa. The wheel boasts 15 percent less weight than the prior generation wheel, enhancing tire life and improving fuel efficiency. Maxion Wheels, a division of IOCHPE-MAXION S.A., is a leading […]

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Can Natural Rubber Grown in U.S. Replace Synthetics?

Can Natural Rubber Grown in U.S. Replace Synthetics?

| August 10, 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, working as the lead entity in a public-private sector consortium,  announced the completion of a five-year, $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant: Producing and road testing concept passenger tires where natural and synthetic rubber is replaced with guayule rubber. Remarkably, the Guayule tires, which are produced from […]

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results Down

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results Down

| August 4, 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) has reported second quarter 2017 net income of $45 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.85, compared with $71 million, or $1.27 per share, last year. Second Quarter Highlights: Consolidated unit volume decreased 0.5 percent compared with a year ago, with strong growth in the International segment […]

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