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TBC Brands Is Headed to WasteExpo

TBC Brands LLC is taking mixed service tires from the Sumitomo and Sailun brands to the 2018 WasteExpo  April 24-26, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Carl Jonientz, owner of Tiny’s Tire Center Point S in Tacoma, Wash., was among the dealers who brought their families to the dealer meeting. Carlyn Jonientz, 10, walked the trade show floor with her dad.
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No Rest for Point S Dealers After Successful 2017

The 212 stores in Tire Factory Inc.’s network sold 6.5% more tires in 2017 than in 2016, and they increased overall sales by 8%. There was improvement in same-store sales — dealers who have rebranded to the Point S banner increased sales by 5.5%, and those who haven’t were up 3.5%.

Your employees need to be aware of the consequences of aggressive driving and road rage. Have training in place to teach them how to prevent, avoid and de-esculate a traffic situation that may adversely affect the company.
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Operating Service Trucks Presents Risks

Given all of the hazards associated with roadside tire service, it still only represents about half the risk for commercial tire dealers. That’s right. You read that correctly. Serving tires on the side of a highway only represents half the risk associated with operating a fleet of road service trucks (see part one of this article in our February issue).

Greg Smith, left, publisher of Modern Tire Dealer, moderated the off-the-road tire panel discussion. Six of the panelists are Gary Pompo of BKT USA; Rob Seibert of Bridgestone Americas; Shawn Rasey of Continental Tire the Americas; Jimmy McDonnell of Maxam Tire North America; Andrew Davis of Nokian Tyres; and Manny Cicero of Triangle Tire USA.  
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2018 TIA OTR Tire Conference Wrap-up

One of the highlights of the annual Tire Industry Association (TIA) OTR Tire Conference is the tire manufacturers’ panel discussion. This year, seven companies had executives participate. The 2018 panel discussion was held on Feb. 23, which was prior to the government’s announcement that it would be looking to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. Each panelist was given the opportunity to discuss his company’s position in the market, views on the industry and plans for the future. What follows is a summation of each panelist’s prepared comments.

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Dealers Have Upbeat Outlook for Volume Trends Going Forward

According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires at retail was essentially the same in February versus the prior year’s period, which mitigates some of the positive momentum the industry had built since October 2017.

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Yokohama Publishes OTR Tire Guide

Yokohama Tire Corp. has created an 82-page off-the-road (OTR) Sales and Reference Guide with key OTR tire and maintenance guidelines, as well as information on Yokohama’s line of OTR products.  

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