Mike Corkran, fleet maintenance manager for Roll Off Systems, a waste transportation company in Statham, Georgia, needed a tough tire to withstand his company's demanding application. Servicing urban trash routes with front-loaders, and construction sites and inert landfills with roll-offs, he couldn't compromise on tire and casing durability.
"On our roll-offs, we've pulled spark plugs out of tires, bolts, rebar... all kinds of things," said Corkran.
Since taking the fleet maintenance manager position in 2014, Corkran has always purchased new tires from Continental Tire for the steer position.
"All we buy is Continental," he says. "We've been using Continental's CityService HA3 for four or five years on our steer tires. It's great for our vocation, as far as waste and hauling trailers and everything we do."
Recently, Corkran took advantage of a newly available ContiTread retread offering to move his fleet to purchasing only Continental tires for both new and retread applications.
"Until recently, we were retreading with a competitor because we wanted the 32/32nd deep lug," he explained. "Within the last few months, [since the CityService HD3 retread became available in 32/32nd], we've moved to all Continental for the retread as well. I've got 30 tires back there with the new tread on them already. The new retread - that's a pretty sexy looking tire!"