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The tire shop at McCarthy Tire’s Baltimore location covers 11,680-square-feet. A second
August 21, 2014

Guiding business growth at McCarthy Tire  

There is no typical day for Sean Wooster, manager of McCarthy Tire Service Inc.’s commercial-only location in Baltimore.

Tags: Commercial tire dealers, Marangoni RingTread, Marangoni Tread North America, McCarthy Tire Service, retreading, Ringtread, Sean Wooster

Skid steer owners now have more options for tires designed to work in conditions from enduring the
August 21, 2014

Skid steer tread patterns go from all-purpose to purpose-built  

Dealers have more choices than ever when matching skid steer tire tread patterns to specific applications for their customers. “The skid steer product line looks a lot more like a small OTR or medium truck type of offering now,” says Nick Phillippi, general manager of Nebraskaland Tire Co. Inc., which also does business as Kansasland Tire and Coloradoland Tire.

Tags: Alliance Tire Group, Carlisle, Coloradoland Tire, East Bay Tire Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Greenball Corp., Michelin North America Inc., Nebraskaland Tire, Skid Steer Tires, Titan Tire Corp.

Plombco offers wheel weights for alloy and steel rims. The heavy-duty TALZ zinc weight is a
August 19, 2014

Wheel weights: Clip-ons or bags?  

Balancing all wheel positions, including trailer tires, has been documented to increase fuel economy by 1% to 2%, according to Derek Forney, marketing coordinator, International Marketing Inc. (IMI). “In fact, nearly half of a truck’s fuel efficiency related to tires comes from the trailer,” says Forney.

Tags: 3M, IMI, Perfect Equipment Inc., Plombco, Wheel Weights

The SmartWay-verified Sailun S665 EFT is available in six sizes.
June 20, 2014

TBC brand strategy  

One of the largest booths at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) was the TBC Corp. booth, which featured three truck tire brands: Sumitomo, Sailun and the new DynaCargo.

Tags: Commercial tires, Medium truck tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, TBC Corp., Truck tires

The average number of service calls for the reporting fleets was one per tractor for every 74,000
June 20, 2014

How do fleets manage tires?  

The S.2 Tire and Wheel Study Group of the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) recently conducted a tire management survey, which produced some eye-opening statistics.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Commercial tires, Heavy Duty Trucking, Jim Park, Medium truck tires, Technology & Maintenance Council, Truck tires

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Truck tire market 2014
June 20, 2014

Truck tire market 2014  

It should be a good time to be a commercial truck tire dealer. According to the Quarterly Commercial Vehicle Report by IHS Automotive driven by Polk, there were 11,850,000 commercial vehicles registered for use on U.S. highways in December 2013. That was 255,000 more than in the previous year.

Tags: Belle Tire Distributors Inc., Commercial tires, Maine Commercial Tire, Medium truck tires, Truck tires, Wonderland Tire

John Collins, left, president of American Crane Inc., talks with Chris Bates, OTR manager for the
April 16, 2014

OTR Tire Conference 2014  

On the tire side, higher speed is a goal. So are all-season tires for year-round operations, especially in winter.

Tags: Commercial tires, OTR Tire Conference, OTR Tires

Manufacturers are adding sizes and durability to tires they are introducing for forklifts, material
April 16, 2014

Industrial tire trends  

The dialogue at commercial dealerships is shifting from the price to the quality of industrial tires. Productivity and longevity are now trumping the lowest possible price in the purchase decision. “What we’re seeing mostly in terms of trends is the willingness of customers to take heed of what we’re telling them about what a tire will really do,” says Ned Edwards, owner of Star Tire Co. Inc. in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Commercial tires, industrial tires

Wide-base tire update
April 16, 2014

Wide-base tire update  

To say the truck tire industry has experienced a lot of changes over the past three decades is an understatement at best. While tube-type bias-ply tires on multi-piece rims were still a significant part of trucking in the 1980s, they are practically dinosaurs today and more or less relegated to the intermodal and off-road markets.

Tags: Kevin Rohlwing, Truck tires, Wide-base tires

Many of the 680 retread operations in the U.S., such as Northwest Wholesale & Retreading
February 11, 2014

Retreaded tires and wholesaling  

Retreaders in the United States stayed busy and were able to make more money in 2013. According to the 2014 Modern Tire Dealer Facts Issue, the average price of a retreaded truck tire was $250.04 in 2013, a pricing increase of 9.6% over 2012.

Tags: Northwest Wholesale and Retreading, retreading, Wholesaling, Willis Gill

Farm tires: Expect another flat year
January 3, 2014

Farm tires: Expect another flat year  

Farm tire dealers know that when it comes to farming, nature always has the last word.

Tags: Bob Bissler, Farm tires, Rear farm tires

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The Intact Tire Test System from Steinbichler Vision Systems Inc. horizontally loads truck tires
October 17, 2013

Before and after you buff...  

Successful truck tire retreaders know that preparing a casing for retreading is an exact science. The visual inspection of a used truck tire is not enough to make sure all the flaws and nail holes have been detected.

Tags: Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, Commercial tire dealers, Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hawkinson Companies, Marangoni Tread North America, Michelin Retread Technologies Inc., NDT, Non-destructive testers, retreading, Steinbichler Vision Systems Inc.

Tom Bowman says Belle Tire has become a one-stop service provider for fleets.
October 17, 2013

Dealers made investments during the downturn to prepare for the upturn  

The companies on the Modern Tire Dealer 2013 Top 25 United States Commercial Tire Dealers list are making a post-recession comeback. Fourteen of them recently opened or are planning to add outlets in 2013. In addition, nearly all of the top dealers are experiencing year-over-year increases in commercial sales.

Tags: Belle Tire, Commercial tire dealers, Service Tire Truck Centers, Tom Bowman, Top 25 Commercial Tire Dealers List

Paul Williams (left), Continental’s executive vice president for truck tires, worked closely
August 13, 2013

DLS Retreading and Continental: A ‘force multiplied’  

DLS Retreading Inc. opened the doors of the first all-new ContiTread licensed truck tire retreading facility in the United States last month.

Tags: ContiLifeCycle, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, ContiTread, DLS Retreading Inc., John Barnes, Paul Williams, Retread Truck Tires, retreading, Scott Snyder

Source: 2013 MTD Retreaders Survey.
August 13, 2013

Are retreaders too passive?  

It is safe to call retreading a mature market, based on the results of our 2013 Modern Tire Dealer Retreaders Survey. More than 85% of the estimated 680 domestic retread plants have been in business more than 20 years.

Tags: Commercial tire dealers, Retread survey, retreading, retreads

Understanding the application, load, and use of trailer tires helps dealers recommend the correct
August 13, 2013

Service trailer tires  

Knowledge is power, especially for independent tire dealers who realize that more product knowledge about service trailer tires powers more sales.

Tags: Ann Neal, Carlisle Tire & Wheel, Commercial tire dealers, Commercial tires, East Bay Tire Co., Kenda USA, Maxxis International, TBC Corp., Trailer tires

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The Bridgestone Duravis R500 HD is designed for commercial highway driving applications and offers
June 14, 2013

Light truck tires: Building market security  

Americans are on the move, and that’s good news for the commercial light truck tire industry. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people moving for a new job or transfer totaled 3.5 million in 2012, up from 2.8 million in 2011. People who move need homes to live in, and the housing market has been recovering as a result.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Del-Nat Tire Corp., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., Light Truck Tires, Michelin North America Inc., Nexen Tire America Inc., TBC Wholesale, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

SmartWay-verified truck tires must meet stringent low rolling resistance criteria. Tires run cooler
June 14, 2013

Environmentally friendly truck tires  

Reducing nitrogen oxide emissions and fuel use by 3% or more “relative to the best-selling new tires for line-haul Class 8 tractor trailers” is the goal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary SmartWay program. Lowering rolling resistance is the way tire manufacturers are meeting that goal.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Going green, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Medium truck tires, Michelin North America Inc., SmartWay, SmartWay Verification, Truck tires, Yokohama Tire Corporation

Minimizing cost per mile
June 14, 2013

Minimizing cost per mile  

Fleet managers today are all about cost savings in an uncertain economy. Downsizing trucks, shortening delivery routes and looking at ways to save on fuel costs are some of the ways. Tire technology of the 21st century is offering another area of savings.

Tags: Alliance Tire Americas, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, China Manufacturers Alliance, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Del-Nat Tire Corp., EPA, GITI Tire (USA) Ltd., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Heavy-duty truck tires, Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc., Medium truck tires, Michelin North America Inc., Rubber Manufacturers Association, SmartWay, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., Wholesale Tire Distributors, Yokohama Tire Corp.

The Galaxy King of Coal is back after four years of redevelopment with an innovative tread pattern
May 22, 2013

From skid steers to golf carts  

Dealers who stock specialty tires know that not every person who walks into the showroom needs tires for specialty trailers, skid steer loaders, industrial equipment, lawn and garden vehicles, and golf carts.

Tags: Alliance Tire U.S.A., American Omni Trading Co., Carlisle Tire & Wheel, East Bay Tire Co., Greenball Corp., Kenda USA, Specialty tires

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