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When it comes to transportation operations, tires are the third largest expense in fleet management. Thus, maximizing the value of each tire asset is crucial in today’s competitive business environment. But for smaller fleets, tire replacement can be a costly and time-consuming process and comes down to buy a new replacement tire or to buy a stock retreaded tire from a reliable source.
There are roughly 2.1 million farms across the United States, and nearly every one of them is family-owned and tended. Each farm feeds approximately 165 people globally each year. The efforts of the American farmer deserve gratitude and reverence. And with the world’s population predicted to increase to 9.7 billion by 2050, the farming industry’s output must grow by 70 percent to keep feeding us all.
For millions of new college students, this fall will bring its usual road challenges plus new responsibilities for maintaining a safe vehicle. Parents should review essential maintenance practices before setting out for that cross-country road trip. A quick check-up also guarantees that a new student's car is in tip-top shape while encouraging them not to hesitate to consult a professional. Bauer Built Tire & Service offers a wide array of such service solutions in a friendly, family-owned en...
Next month, from September 16th to the 22nd, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be hosting Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is part of the Operation Airbrake Program, sponsored by CVSA in partnership with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Every day, school buses encounter various surfaces and environments. Turns and constant stop-and-go’s put pressure on the vehicle to efficiently function. While tires are commonly the most neglected part of a school bus, they are critical for optimal performance, as they take the brunt of the wear and tear.
Professional fleet drivers understand the importance and necessity of vehicle alignments to improve comfort, control and increase fuel mileage. But what about the implications of a misalignment on our personal vehicles? The alignment of any vehicle is mandatory for excellent performance, and without it, tires lose longevity. Previously, vehicle alignment was relatively straightforward, but the advancements of modern technology have added complexity to the process especially in our cars, truck...
The lumber and forestry industry faces a series of challenges that many day-to-day hauling operations do not face. Moving logs to and from the mills, combating harsh weather, muddy terrain conditions, and rugged obstacles can wreak havoc on your truck fleet; creating a need for trucks to be equipped with tires that will face anything a job throws at you. Don’t let a tire disaster be the reason for detrimental downtime.
Lug nuts keep a wheel securely attached to the hub—which means they are an extremely important component of a vehicle. However, lug nuts can only do their job correctly if a tire technician applies the proper amount of torque to them after tires are replaced or removed. . .
When it comes to commercial driving, there are few factors that add to safety and efficiency more than a good set of tires. Driving down America’s highways, remnants of ‘road gators’ (blown-out tires) dot the roadscape. Often resulting from separated belts and treads, these rubber relics represent expensive repairs, damaged vehicles, and late deliveries, all things that keep a truck driver or company up at night. Fortunately, many of these ‘road gators’ can be prevented with regular tire...
Local companies are the backbone of business operations across the globe. No matter what line of work you’re in, your small capacity fleet needs to be fitted with the proper equipment so you can get the job done with minimal interruptions. Pick-up and delivery companies, food and beverage operations, lawn care companies, service vans, and a variety of other small businesses need vehicles that can haul for short distances but stand up to urban wear and tear.