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Les Schwab Recalls Retread Truck Tires

Les Schwab is recalling 41,336 steel-belted radial retread truck tires because the vulcanizing compound used during the process may not have been completely cured, which can lead to incomplete adhesion of the tread to the tire casing.

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Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

Goodyear Acquires European Tire Inspection Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. completed its acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH in Europe to support its fleet services in the country and other locations globally.

Pirelli Suspends Tire Production in Venezuela

Tire manufacturer Pirelli will indefinitely suspend production of tires in Venezuela due to issues related to securing supplies of raw materials.

Five Tips for Wet-Weather Driving

As they navigate through unpredictable weather patterns, drivers across the United States should turn their attention to the rubber that meets the proverbial — and also very literal — wet road.

How Preventative Maintenance Can Improve Driver Safety

Regularly monitoring tire pressure, brakes, windshield wipers, and vehicle recalls can help make a vehicle a safer place to do business.

Fleet Operating Costs Remain Stable for Fourth Consecutive Year

The stability of fuel pricing over the past 36 months, along with ongoing improvements in vehicle fuel economy, have been the key factors keeping fleet operating costs relatively flat.

How to Maintain Your Tires

John Nielsen of AAA offers advice on tire maintenance. Video courtesy of AAA. For more tire safety tips, provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here.

Goodyear's Raw Material Costs Increase $300M in 3 Weeks

Tire makers worldwide are citing rising raw material costs as the driver of their price increases. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. painted a picture of just how extreme the increases have been so far — using words like “volatile” and “unpredictable."

Brazilian Tire Market Forecast to Grow to $6.5B by 2021

Replacement demand for tires in Brazil is anticipated to grow at a faster rate during 2016-2021 than OEM tire demand. Some of the major players operating in Brazil's tire market are Pirelli, Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Continental and Rinaldi.