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A Wrong and Right Way to Mount Truck Tires

It’s easy to mount a truck tire on a rim and torque down on the fasteners, but not everyone takes the time to do it right, and that can affect tire life and safety.

Replacement Tire Costs Increase 5-10%

For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But, new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, due to higher prices for the commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger diameter, more expensive tires.

NASA Contractor Accused of Fleet Tire Fraud

The U.S. Attorney's Office accused a NASA contractor of prematurely replacing the tires of federal fleet vehicles at the Kennedy Space Center in a lawsuit filed Sept. 2.

Tire Vendor Accuses Memphis of Racial Bias

A tire vendor is suing the City of Memphis, Tenn., for $3 million for allegedly breaking a tire-changing contract with his minority-owned company to give business to two white-owned companies.

Time Capsule: Circa 1918 Dodge Tire Service Truck

Automotive services are not a new phenomenon as this circa 1918 Dodge service truck attests. The truck was operated by Peter Dziadik's Tire Shop in Peekskill, N.Y., from about 1918 to the late 1920s.

Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Medium-duty truck sales have declined sharply, as have resale values, due to the recession and the slowdown in new construction. Many fleets are extending service lives, which threatens to increase future maintenance costs.

Fleet Operating Costs Increase Again in 2008

For calendar-year 2008, the year-to-date cost of fuel has increased 30 percent, the price for replacement tires rose 5-10 percent, and the cost for non-warranty maintenance services was up 5 percent.