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Hercules adds 5 sizes to Terra Trac D/T
October 30, 2014

Hercules adds 5 sizes to Terra Trac D/T

Hercules Tires has added five sizes to its popular Hercules Terra Trac D/T line. The premium, multi-purpose commercial traction tire is designed for a range of on- and off-road applications.

Tags: Hercules Terra Trac, Steven Liu

Toyo introduces a SmartWay-verified drive tire
October 30, 2014

Toyo introduces a SmartWay-verified drive tire

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has added a new SmartWay-verified drive tire to its commercial line-up. The Toyo M650 is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.

Tags: Drive tire, Lowell Slimp, SmartWay, Toyo M

October 29, 2014

Goodyear's 3Q numbers in N.A. vary

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s third-quarter sales in North America decreased 6% compared to the previous year. The nearly $2.1 billion total represented 44.1% of the company's total net sales.

Tags: Goodyear financials

October 29, 2014

Where's Wando? BKT opens warehouse in S.C.

BKT Tires Inc.'s new warehouse in Wando, S.C., is open for business. The first shipments of BKT OTR tires arrived at the warehouse in September and began shipping to dealers this month.

Tags: Inventory control, New warehouse, OTR tires, Shawn Rasey

October 29, 2014

Two 'black' quarters in a row for Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $161 million on net sales of $4.6 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. That compares to income of $166 million on sales of $5 billion for the same period last year.

Tags: Goodyear financials, OE tires, Rich Kramer, Tire tariffs

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AAPEX and the SEMA Show combined will offer more than 7,300 exhibitors with thousands of new
October 22, 2014

Learn from the experts at Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week  

With more than 2,000 new products on display, more than 2,300 exhibiting companies filling over one million square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is shaping up to be the biggest yet as industry optimism continues to build, according to Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. The show will be held Nov. 4-7.

Tags: AAIW, AAPEX 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA Show 2014, Seminars, Trade show

After you ask the question, stop talking and start taking notes. Don’t become defensive. If
October 22, 2014

Commercial challenges: Answers to 4 key questions will help you survive  

Is your company keeping up with the changes in the commercial tire industry? Wow! That’s a great question. If you look around the industry, you’ll notice several trends that are taking place. One of the most significant is the disappearance of the small commercial dealer.

Tags: Commercial Tire Dealer, Commercial tires, Gerry Maleski

In addition to its non-traditional approach on Facebook, Purcell Tire posted videos on YouTube
October 22, 2014

Log on and promote  

Social media has become a powerful promotional tool. Information about your business can be shared with thousands, even millions of potential customers almost instantaneously thanks to the popularity of mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

Tags: Commercial tires, Justin Whaley, Social media

RSR 1: In this example of the RSR and the template, the yellow lines on the innerliner represent the
October 22, 2014

Tire repair trends  

While there might be some debate regarding the first person to say “The only thing that is certain in life is death and taxes” (most attribute it to Ben Franklin), it’s obvious they were not talking about the tire business. Among the many certainties are the loss of tread depth, the dependence on natural rubber, the need for correct inflation pressure, and, of course, flat tires.

Tags: Kevin Rohlwing, TIA, Tire Industry Association, Tire repair

October 21, 2014

Commercial dealers change with their markets  

The nation’s top commercial tire dealers have adjusted their store counts, added equipment, expanded service offerings and emphasized employee training to be better competitors over the last year. All of those strategies are in play in the commercial division of Black’s Tire Service Inc. (BTS). The Whiteville, N.C., company is No. 23 on this year’s Top 25 Commercial Tire Dealers list.

Tags: Commercial tires, Top 25 Commercial Tire Dealers List

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