Artists Complete Mural at Shrader Tire & Oil Headquarters

Artists Complete Mural at Shrader Tire & Oil Headquarters

TOLEDO, Ohio – The Young Artists at Work group has completed a 120-foot long mural on the west side of the Shrader Tire and Oil headquarters on Sylvania Ave. in Toledo, Ohio.

The artists, ranging from ages 14 to 18, are part of the Toledo Arts Commission summer program.

After projecting the mural drawing onto the side of the building, about a dozen students began painting. It took them about five days to finish the colorful scene that depicts a trail with joggers, bikers, animals, flowers and plants that are native to Ohio. Each student chose one segment of the mural, such as a Cardinal or Daylilies, to design in the studio. Once on-site, the students then followed through with their particular design and painted it on the building.

The mural runs along the Chessie Trail, which was at one time a railroad line that served West Toledo, including Shrader Tire and Oil.

In the early 1900s, the track was known as the Toledo Terminal Railroad and served a variety of industrial plants. Over time, the rail line was split into two, eventually becoming the Chessie Line. After the tracks were removed, it became a non-motorized trail maintained by the City of Toledo.

Shrader Tire & Oil moved into its current location soon after the company’s founding in 1948.

Shrader Tire & Oil is celebrating 75 years in business throughout 2023.


Young Artists Begin Mural Project at STO Headquarters

Young Artists Begin Mural Project at STO Headquarters

Shrader Tire and Oil has been chosen as one of eight art projects this summer for the Toledo Arts Commission.

The Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program, now in its 29th year, started Monday, July 17, painting a mural on about 120-foot section of the Shrader Tire and Oil building off Sylvania Ave. The painting began after the Young Artists collaborated with each other, team leaders and Shrader Tire and Oil President and CEO Joe Shrader on the design for the mural.

The wall faces the newly renovated Chessie Circle Tour trail, which is used by joggers, bikers, roller bladers and families throughout the day and evening. About a dozen young artists are working to complete the project before the end of July.

STO officials applied to be part of the program to help celebrate 75 years in business. The Sylvania Ave. location serves as the company headquarters.

International Road Check Coming Up – Get Your Truck Inspected First!

International Road Check Coming Up – Get Your Truck Inspected First!

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced May 16-18 as this year’s International Roadcheck.

International Roadcheck is a high-visibility, high-volume 72-hour inspection and enforcement event where CVSA-certified inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh/inspection stations, designated inspection areas and along roadways.

Data will be gathered from those three days and shared later this year, as a snapshot of the state of commercial motor vehicle and driver safety.

International Roadcheck also provides an opportunity to educate the motor carrier industry and general public about the importance of safe commercial motor vehicle operations and the North American Standard Inspection Program.

During a routine North American Standard Level I Inspection, inspectors focus on two areas – driver and vehicle safety compliance:

Vehicle safety – Inspectors will ensure the vehicle’s brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, driver’s seat, fuel and exhaust systems, frames, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, wheels, rims, hubs and windshield wipers are compliant with regulations. Inspections of motorcoaches, passenger vans and other passenger-carrying vehicles also include emergency exits, seating, and electrical cables and systems in the engine and battery compartments.

Driver safety – Inspectors will check the driver’s operating credentials, hours-of-service documentation, status in the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, seat belt usage, and for alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Shrader Tire and Oil conducts DOT inspections at our fleet and tire centers.

Contact us today to have your truck inspected before International Road Check!

Shrader Tire and Oil celebrates Earth Day, 2023

Shrader Tire and Oil celebrates Earth Day, 2023

TOLEDO, Ohio (April 22, 2023) – Today is Earth Day in the United States, but in the truck tire retread industry, we believe in celebrating the environment every day.


Recycling end-of-life tires is a major challenge for the tire industry and its customers. Around one billion tires reach the end of their useful lives each year. Recycling is part of a process that includes collecting end-of-life tires, sorting them, and giving them a new purpose. Around 65 percent of them are collected for some form of reuse, roughly 70 percent are recycled to recover their materials, and the remaining 30 percent are generally used for energy recovery.

Truck tire retreads deliver huge savings to fleet managers and owner/operators and have a massive impact on the environment.

With two retread facilities in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, Shrader Tire and Oil is part of the recycling process.

It is estimated that nearly 300 million tires from cars and trucks are thrown away by Americans each year, but the use of retreads saves hundreds of millions of gallons of oil, and millions of tires continue a useful life rather than being consigned to a tire pile or landfill.

Simply put, retreading tires conserves oil. The synthetic rubber components in a new medium truck tire require about 22 gallons of oil, but it takes only seven gallons to retread that same tire.

Retreading truck tires in the U.S. reduces carbon emissions by 396,000 tons, or 70 percent annually. Finally, nearly 40 pounds of raw material including rubber, steel and carbon black is saved for every retreaded tire manufactured.

Shrader Tire & Oil is the premier tire and lubricant distributor in the Midwest. With locations in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, Shrader has 15 truck tire and fleet service centers, two state-of-the-art Michelin retread plants, a bulk lubricant operation and a 24-hour emergency road service network.



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