Intermodal units are off their 2018 record-setting pace (highest in five years) by 3.7% so far this year, but business remains robust and broad-based.
Last year’s growth was driven by tight trucking capacity and the threat of tariffs, and those factors remain.
Another factor that remains for intermodal operators is reducing operating costs. We have the tire for you! If you're in the intermodal industry or serving it as a tire dealer, the IM105 container chassis tire is a fuel-efficient, SmartWay verified and CARB compliant low rolling resistant tire.
Furthermore, it is engineered with additional ozone protection, which is very important for intermodal applications which tend to use tires much longer than typical long haul and regional applications.
Speaking of tariffs
With our new highly-advanced plant (see photo below) in Thailand producing great quality TBR and OTR tires, Double Coin customers have the cost advantage of not paying for the tariffs and duties on China-produced tires.
Backed by the standard Double Coin warranty, the IM105 is available in two sizes: 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5, both with Load Range G and an 8.25 RIM listing.
When a customer is buying a new chassis or refurbishing an old chassis, the IM105 is the perfect replacement for bias-ply tires – meeting both federal safety and fuel efficiency standards. It also delivers exceptional value that will benefit an intermodal operation.
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