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DOC Says Indian OTR Tire Makers Are Fair Traders

By now, readers of my blog (or my editorial in Modern Tire Dealer, for that matter) know I tend to be against government intervention when it comes to our industry. The room for errors is too great when politicians or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce (or Transportation) try to craft legislation. Ironically, that leaves a lot of room for improvement, but how often does that happen?

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Within 18 Months, We Will See if Sears' New Strategy Pays Off

Tom Park (left), president of the Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands, and Brian Kaner, president of Sears Auto Centers, cut the ribbon to celebrate the launch and introduction of DieHard Silver Touring A/S tires at a press event in New York on June 15.

“We will learn a lot over the next 18 months about the acceptance of the brand,” said Brian Kaner, president of Sears Auto Centers, during my interview with him last week. He was talking about the new DieHard tire line, which includes not only the DieHard Silver Touring A/S, but also -– tentatively -- light truck and ultra-high performance and high performance tires as well.

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