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David Smothers

David Smothers serves as Field Service Engineer for Double Coin tires. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, David began his tire industry career building tires and rose to a supervising position in manufacturing. He’s involved in training, product development and field evaluations for Double Coin.

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Every Scrap Tire Tells a Story

Posted by David Smothers on Oct 21, 2015 8:00:00 PM

Is a scrap tire analysis program part of your fleet maintenance plan? If not, you’re leaving serious money on the table.

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Topics: tire maintenance

Rolling Resistance and Tires

Posted by David Smothers on Sep 3, 2015 8:11:15 AM

The “rolling resistance” of a tire is defined as the physical drag a tire exhibits while in motion (rolling).  This drag is measured as a force. 

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Topics: SmartWay verified tires

Get Longer Wear in Your Steer Tires With Decoupler Ribs

Posted by David Smothers on Jul 15, 2015 9:39:00 AM

Have you heard about decoupler ribs in truck tires? This is no marketing gimmick. It's a proven technology that reduces irregular wear and, thus, lowers one of the top operating expenses for fleets and owner operators.

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Topics: Steer Tires, reducing irregular wear

Educate Your Fleet Customers About Tire Air Pressure Maintenance

Posted by David Smothers on Jul 2, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Want to help your fleet and owner operator customers get the most value out of one of their biggest operating expenses? It's simple -- help them establish a consistent tire air pressure monitoring program.

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Topics: tire maintenance

Underinflated Tires Will Reduce Tread Life Up To 25 Percent

Posted by David Smothers on Jul 1, 2015 10:09:00 AM

Want to get the most value out of one of your biggest operating expenses? It's simple -- check the air pressure in your tires weekly.

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Topics: tire maintenance

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Double Coin tires deliver exceptional value for a wide variety of commercial applications, including trucking, construction, mining, ports and agriculture. Our goal with this blog is to also provide valuable information for those working in these industries. "Smart" wins in today's competitive business environment.

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