Modern Tire Dealer has partnered with AG Tire Talk to provide answers to the insightful questions farm tire dealers have about farm tire technology. This is the second in a series, which is designed to help agricultural tire dealers better connect with their customers.
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.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is the 12th and newest member of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).
Directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. have declared a quarterly dividend of 14 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable June 1, 2018, to shareholders of record on May 1, 2018.
Camso Inc. has added seven tires to its compact construction tire lineup for mainly European applications.
Shandong Linglong Tire Co. has added the Priva MT mud-terrain tire for light trucks and SUVs to its Atlas product line.
The Double Coin RR706 is an all-position tire specifically designed for the construction, waste and refuse industries. The tire is engineered to provide casing durability and withstand high-scrub environments.
Months of speculation about potential buyers of Kumho Tire Co. Inc. are over. The new owner will be Qingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co. Ltd.
Falken Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., will raise prices effective May 1, 2018, as part of its second-quarter marketing strategy.
The Retread Instead coalition is focusing on ways to encourage the Trump administration to fill three vacancies on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
In this Modern Tire Dealer exclusive, Kevin Rohlwing covers the risks of road service. He says technicians take too many unnecessary chances when they don't exercise their right to have the driver move the vehicle.
Carlstar Group will raise prices up to 18% on all steel and aluminum wheels and steel components. The increase is effective April 9, 2018.
Alliance Tire Americas Inc. (ATA) has designed its new Agriflex 372 IF 1250/50R32 CFO tire, which stands nearly seven feet tall and more than four feet wide, to minimize soil compaction.
TBC Brands LLC has introduced the Sailun S668 regional all position tire for use in the most severe trailer applications.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has released a new Dynatrac brand medium truck tire offering that is available exclusively through American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD).