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Rotary Lift Unveils New Wheel Balancer

The supplier’s R544 Pro Truck 2D wheel balancer is designed to help technicians quickly and accurately balance a variety of commercial bus, truck, and passenger-vehicle wheels.

NTSB investigating crashes involving tire failure

In one of the crashes, an SUV’s tire tread separated, and the vehicle collided with a school bus carrying a high school baseball team. The National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating a crash of a church van in which the tire that failed was part of a product recall.

TireStamp offers customizable tire, wheel maintenance program

Company officials say the program incorporates the latest industry recommended practices and procedures for maintaining commercial truck and bus tires and wheels. Each program will fit a fleet’s specific operations, outsourced tire maintenance and product preferences.

Bee Line offers vehicle lifts, wheel equipment

The company’s new partnership with Corghi USA provides the HD700 Tire Changer and the ET66 Wheel Balancer. Bee Line also recently partnered with PKS Equipment & Engineering to offer several types of vehicle lifts.

Teens charged for vandalizing school buses

Three students and a recent high school graduate face misdemeanor malicious mischief charges after deflating the tires on 45 buses. Hundreds of kids had to wait up to two hours for their buses while two companies that were hired by the school district aired up the tires.

Tire Maintenance Best Practices

Officials at tire companies, along with technicians, say that checking for proper inflation, axle alignment and tread depth helps keep tires in good condition. They also provide tips on mounting, inspection, repair and replacement.

Finding tires that are right for your operation

Industry professionals offer tips on how to select the best tires for a fleet of buses and discuss the value of running tests to help determine which tires are well suited for an operation's needs.