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August 19, 2014

Wabco will exhibit at IAA in Germany

Wabco Holdings Inc., a global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced that at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hanover, Germany, it will showcase the company’s continued technology leadership in vehicle safety and efficiency through its advanced systems, products and services, including new fleet management solutions.

Tags: Fleet Management, Jacques Esculier, mBSP, OptiDrive, Wabco Holdings Inc.

August 15, 2014

Cooper and Chinese partner extend deadline

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and its Chinese partner have extended the deadline for setting the fair market value of Cooper’s Chinese plant to Aug. 24, 2014.

Tags: Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire (CCT), Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Roy Armes

August 13, 2014

Global Tire Industry Conference calls for papers

The 31st annual Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference will be held at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, S.C., April 15-17, 2015.

Tags: Clemson University Tire Conference, Global Tire Conference

Federal-Mogul Motorparts says Fel-Pro PermaTorque gaskets address reliability concerns associated
August 13, 2014

New gaskets address diesel engine concerns

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Fel-Pro Gaskets brand has introduced two PermaTorque MLS head gaskets that address a common combustion sealing issue encountered in 6.0L diesel engines used in more than 700,000 trucks manufactured between 2003 and 2010.

Tags: diesel engines, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Fel-Pro gaskets

August 13, 2014

Register early for 2015 OTR Conference

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is reminding interested attendees that the early bird registration rate for the 2015 OTR Conference will end Sept. 1, 2014. The event takes place Feb. 18-21, 2015, at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz.

Tags: OTR Tires, TIA OTR Conference, Tire Industry Association

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USEFUL ARTICLES

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

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases
August 19, 2014

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained healthy in June. From a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 0.7% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 1.3% increase in May and a 1.3% increase in April.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Global connections: focus on specialty tires
July 31, 2014

Global connections: focus on specialty tires  

Specialty tires add a significant global dimension to a dealers’ inventory. Although there are some domestic producers of specialty tires, namely Specialty Tire of America Inc., which produces bias-ply tires in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and Maine Industrial Tire LLC, which has manufacturing in Pennsylvania as well as China, much of the product available in the marketplace is made overseas.

Tags: American Kenda, American Omni Trading Co., BKT (USA) Inc., Continental Tire the Americas LLC, CTP Transportation, East Bay Tire, Greenball Corp., Specialty tires

At the announcement that Giti Tire will build a plant in Chester County, S.C., (left to right),
July 23, 2014

Giti Tire to spend $560 million on its first U.S. plant  

Giti Tire Co. Ltd. announced June 16, 2014, that it is building a consumer tire plant in Chester County, S.C. Executives from Giti and its North American subsidiary, Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., joined South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and state and county officials in announcing the plan.

Tags: Bob Bissler, GITI Tire (USA) Ltd., Tire plants

How to handle bad online reviews
July 23, 2014

How to handle bad online reviews  

Does your business have bad online reviews? Do you care? You probably do, and yes, you should care. Virtually every business will eventually receive some bad online reviews from its customers. It’s practically impossible to satisfy all your customers all of the time.

Tags: Internet marketing, Marketing, Online reviews, Wayne Croswell

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