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New tire mask helps refurbish wheels
January 10, 2014
The Minimizer Tire Mask kit comes with a mask that protects tires from paint and primer overspray. The mask installs on the outside of the rim, covering the tire, so the entire rim can be sprayed with a primer and paint.
New tool helps lift big tires
October 14, 2013
The Tire Lifter is designed to make it easier for one person to lift heavy tire and wheel assemblies from horizontal to vertical. The tool can be used to lift mounted 22.5 and 24.5 single tires and 300-lb. super single tires.
New financing options available for tire pressure monitoring tech
September 19, 2013
Advantage PressurePro, a supplier of commercial tire pressure monitoring systems and technologies, partners with Marlin Equipment Finance to bring Marlin’s line of financing options directly to PressurePro customers.
Tire pressure equalizer can inflate multiple tires
August 5, 2013
The IPA Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer can accurately read tire pressure and inflate up to five tires at the same time. Company officials say accurate tire pressure can help in achieving the best fuel economy and tread life possible.
Tool compares diameter on dual-mated tires
July 11, 2013
Innovative Products of America’s Tire Comparator (Type II) provides an easy method of ensuring that mated tires are within tolerance, helping to ensure better fuel economy and longer tread life, officials say. To use the tool, fleet professionals can hold it against the tire and slide it across the tread for a pass/fail result.
Onspot celebrates 25 years in business
January 3, 2013
The company thanks the OEMs, dealers, national account customers and end users for their business over the years. Onspot’s automatic tire chains allow the operator to engage and disengage tire chains at the flip of a switch to enhance traction and reduce stopping distance in snow and ice.
New tire pressure monitoring system offered for Thomas Built Buses
September 27, 2012
Daimler Trucks North America launches new tire performance monitoring technology as an aftermarket option for Thomas Built, Freightliner and Western Star commercial vehicles. Company officials say that the system allows for real-time monitoring for better fuel economy and safety.
Goodyear technology targets improved tire performance
September 20, 2012
Officials say the Air Maintenance Technology application allows tires to maintain constant, optimum pressure without the use of external pumps, electronics and driver intervention. Along with improved performance, proper tire inflation can result in better fuel economy and longer tread life, according to the company.
Tire bead breaker is efficient, small
July 26, 2012
ESCO’s Model 20425 pneumatic truck tire bead breaker allows for a technician to roll the tire/wheel assembly into the unit to break both beads at the same time in seconds, officials say.
Researchers studying new way to make tires
June 7, 2012
The team at Michigan State University’s biochemistry and molecular biology department believes that a manmade version of isoprene, a gas, could provide an alternative source for synthetic rubber production. The researchers have made bio-isoprene using an enzyme and bacteria.
Goodyear introduces Dunlop steer tire
February 7, 2012
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s new Dunlop SP348, an all-position steer tire for regional fleet, school bus, and pickup and delivery applications, is available in seven sizes. Features include a deep tread, a rugged casing design and enhanced shoulder rib for improved scrub resistance.
Driver trapped under bus for 50 minutes
January 19, 2012
While Meridith Cole is inspecting a possible broken tire chain, her bus slides, trapping her face down in the snow underneath the door. A tow truck assists in raising the bus off of Cole, and she is transported to a hospital, and then a medical center, where she was in fair condition on Wednesday.
Onspot to appear on ‘Motorhead Garage’ TV show
January 3, 2012
“Motorhead Garage” specializes in demonstrating step-by-step installations of the latest aftermarket products. The “best of” episode featuring the automatic tire chain manufacturer will air on Jan. 22.
Hit the Road: Choosing the Right Tires
August 29, 2011

When selecting tires for a school bus, it is essential to consider how those tires will cope with harsh weather and road conditions, as well as frequent starts and stops.

Prices raised on Bridgestone truck, bus tires
February 3, 2011
The 12-percent price increase is effective immediately on Bridgestone and Firestone brand truck and bus radial tires. A company official cites "severely escalating raw material costs."
Prices raised on Bridgestone tires
July 1, 2010
Bus and truck radial tire base prices are increased up to 6 percent. An exec says that the company “must pass along some of the increased costs that are outside of our control.”
NTSB cites need for tire pressure monitors
November 6, 2009
After investigating a fatal motorcoach crash in which a steer-axle tire failed, the safety agency recommends that NHTSA require all new motor vehicles over 10,000 pounds — which would include large school buses — to be equipped with the monitoring systems.
8 Ways to Improve Your Tire Program
June 1, 2000

Improving the efficiency of your tire management program can return significant savings. Here are some basic, but often overlooked, strategies to ensure that your tire program is rolling smoothly.

How to Keep Your Fleet Healthy in Cold Weather
December 1, 1999

To proof your buses against frigid temperatures, pay attention to tires, fuel, belts and hoses. And don't ignore driver training.

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