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Tire industry event at MATS

LOUISVILLE (March 31, 2016) —– The industrial tire market will be well represented once more this year at the Mid-America Truck Program, in Louisville March 31-April 2, with 14 tire makers, marketers and/or importers on the exhibition floor. In addition to the tire makers/marketers, there are a lots approximately other tire-related exhibitors. The tire business displaying are: Missing out on from previous years are Husky Tire, Saffiro Tire, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Inc., and Yokohama Tire Corp. Among those showing: MATS guests will have the ability to enlist in the Goodyear Smart Fleet program at an unique booth inside the primary lobby of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Goodyear likewise will reveal the winner of the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on March 31 during the program. The award honors professional truck motorists who put themselves in damage’& rsquo; s way to help others. Finalists this year consist of a driver who saved a fellow trucker who had been ejected from his rig, a driver who used his truck to secure a hurt police officer from approaching traffic, and a driver who pulled a motorist from a flame-engulfed vehicle. The winner will receive a special ring, a cash award and a congratulatory prize. Readily available in three 19.5 inch sizes —– 225/70R19.5, 245/70R19.5 and 265/70R19.5 —– the DH07 integrates a 3 channel zigzag groove tread pattern to avoid stone drilling and an improved belt structure for decreased heat generation. The TH22 features a chip-and-cut substance, a belt structure created to minimize deformation and an enhanced bead structure for improved load performance. The TH22 is available in four 17.5 inch and 22.5 inch sizes; 215/75R17.5, 235/75R17.5, 245/70R17.5 and 255/70R22.5. The Rl130, Rl150 and Bl830 are Smart Way-verified. The Rl130 includes a brand-new decoupling-groove shape to avoid rib tearing, Falken stayed, and will be available in June. The Bl130 includes micro sipes along the rib walls to minimize tension on the rib edge and supply even tire wear, in additio …
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Mercedes-Benz Arocs pointers the balance for John Jones

Customer-focused back-up and impressively low intake of both diesel and AdBlue persuaded South Wales operator John Jones to invest in 2 more 8×× 4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs tippers. The Crosshands-based company took shipment of its very first Arocs, together with an eight-wheeler by another manufacturer, a year ago, with the objective of examining them, back-to-back, in real working conditions. Thanks in part to remarkable after sales assistance from the Swansea branch of Dealership Euro Commercials, the truck with the three-pointed star won hands down, which describes why John Jones has actually now returned with its order for another pair. The very first Arocs was a 3245 design with Thompsons tipping body– the most recent arrivals are both 3248 variations, with more effective 350 kW (476 hp) 12.8-litre engines, driving through smooth and effective 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift automated transmissions; their Hardox-built Predator Ultimate bodies were supplied and fitted by Abba Commercials, of St Helens. “Euro Commercials’ method stood apart in contrast to its competitor’s,” remembered Director Gareth Jones. “The Euro group were extremely mindful and expert throughout the purchasing process and have actually given that been a lot more practical and flexible when we’ve pertained to arrange the six-weekly inspections and services. “Not just is the Mercedes-Benz more fuel-efficient– we’ve calculated that it burns 15 % less diesel than its rival– but the distinction in AdBlue consumption by the 2 trucks is likewise amazing. The other vehicle utilizes around four times as much as the Arocs. This has a cost implication, naturally, but because our trucks are regularly away for a week at a time it likewise indicates the driver needs to take supplies with him to top up the tank between go back to our depot.” Like their predecessor, both of John Jones’ newest 32-tonners are being checked and serviced by Euro Commercials under five-year Mercedes-Benz Service Contracts. As a safety-conscious operat …
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