AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear has announced the introduction of its G392 SSD drive and G394 SST trailer wide-base tires for long-haul and regional-haul applications. The new wide-base tires, which feature Fuel Max Technology, are the first in the industry to offer flat protection, thanks to Goodyear’s exclusive DuraSeal Technology, a gel-like inner liner which instantly seals punctures of up to 1Ž4-inch in the repairable area of the tread. DuraSeal does not seal sidewall punctures.
Noting that selective catalytic reduction (SCR) engine technology is being improved and “refined” as it matures, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed that manufacturers go a step further and build in better deterrents to keep drivers from circumventing the technology.
FULLERTON, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced the official launch of its all-new, user-centric website at www.yokohamatire.com designed to put customers first and their needs, according to Theresa Palang, Yokohama manager of public relations and digital marketing. It is built for engagement, interactivity, education, empowerment with information and positive shopping experience.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Trucking fleets and owner-operators who want more miles out of their steer tires while still saving fuel can now take advantage of the new Michelin XZA3 + Evertread steer tire. The EPA SmartWay-verified tire delivers fuel savings the industry has come to expect from Michelin’s line of steer tires while also guaranteeing 30 percent more miles than the competition.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks, both companies within the Volvo Group, said Wednesday that assembly of the two OEMs’ automated manual transmissions would begin at the companies’ Hagerstown powertrain plant in the third quarter of 2012.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Service technicians from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, captured first place at the 2011 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA competition.