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Changing demands of trucking industry defines changing demands of the commercial tire industry

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The trucking industry is a constantly changing industry. New regulations are imposed almost every day, not to mention the industry seems to be adapting to new developments and picking its way through new challenges. Changes in the trucking industry invariably impact other industries associated with it. One of the best examples is the commercial tire industry.
The trucking industry has been striving to reduce diesel engine emissions and reach zero emission. To achieve this, the industry has to transition from the conventional systems to zero emission systems. The industry is also on the verge of adapting to technological innovations such as platooning and autonomous vehicles. All these factors increase the demand for better performing tires.
Tire manufacturers are expected to produce tires specifically designed to serve different customers and applications. In addition, they are also expected to develop comprehensive solutions that estimate and respond to real-time factors such as tire pressure, temperature, and the conditions of roads.
As the trucking industry changes, it will require better performing tires that have higher wear and rolling resistance.
The commercial tire industry is also moving towards developing self-managing, dynamic solutions in tire technology. For this a combination of sensors, complex data systems, and telematics are put to use.
One of the highest expenditures of the trucking industry after fuel costs is tire costs. This can be reduced by educating customers about retreading.
Retreading allows tires to be used extensively, resulting in significant cost-savings. It is also environment-friendly since it reduces the emission of greenhouse gases during the production of tires.

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