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Replacement tire prices are driven by raw material costs, which in CY-2019 were less volatile, but higher nonetheless. Tire prices increased slightly higher than the rate of inflation, which was partially offset by improvements in tread wear longevity.

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Importance of Proper Truck Tire Maintenance

By managing a tire throughout its lifecycle – from selection to removal – fleet managers can make a big impact on the bottom line, all while making mobility more efficient for their fleet.

Ford Faces Federal Emissions Probe

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emissions testing and certification processes, the factory revealed in an SEC filing today.

Tire Prices Increase Due to Higher Commodity Costs

Higher commodity prices are putting upward pressure on fleet prices for replacement tires. National accounts are no longer as willing to absorb the majority of price increases, which are between 3%-8% on select tire lines.

Higher Commodity Prices Put Upward Pressure on Tire Costs

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

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.