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Making the case for

RETREADS

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How retreads can help
reduce a fleet's tire
expense, and its impact
on the environment.
By David Brierley

[ TIRE & WHEEL ]

ires can be one of the most costly maintenance items for a heavy
duty commercial truck fleet. With
the amount of time trucks spend on
the road, tires need to be replaced
relatively frequently - and that's no
small expense.
To help reduce this cost, many
fleets turn to retreads. Retreading
basically reconditions a tire for a
second or third use, and sometimes
more. This can significantly increase
the return on investment for each
new tire a fleet purchases.
According to the Tire Retread and
Repair Information Bureau (TRIB),
a non-profit industry association
that provides information on tire
retreading (retread.org), 90 percent
of fleets with 1,000 or more trucks
use retread tires. This includes fleets
such as Ryder, Penske, UPS, FedEx,
and the U.S. Army.
There are several considerations,
however, when it comes to using
retreads safely and efficiently. It is
important fleets use retreads properly
to get the most from this investment.
 Continued Page 30

»»Marangoni's Ringtread is another
example of a full-circle retread.
Photo courtesy of Marangoni

»»Full-circle tread technology, such as Goodyear's
UniCircle, allow for seamless retread application.
Photo courtesy of Goodyear

Retreads can
significantly
increase the ROI
for each new tire
a fleet purchases.
June 2019 | VehicleServicePros.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Planning for change
Considerations when selecting CMMS software
Vehicles: How fleets can benefit form electric axles
In the Bay: Making the case for retreads
Shop Operations: Predicting the future
Diagnostics: "Smart" technologies will help improve maintenance
Powertrain: Specifying vehicles for optimal fuel economy
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: Advancements in new filter media
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