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The General HS long haul steer tire will be available in May 2015.
March 30, 2015

General brand launches three tires at MATS

In celebration of 100 years of innovation, experience and reliability, Continental Tire the Americas LLC's General Tire brand unveiled three new highway truck tires at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY.

Tags: 2015 MATS, Drive tire, General HD, General HS, General HT, Steer tires, Trailer tires, Truck tires

March 30, 2015

Yokohama's new U.S. plant is almost complete

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi LLC’s (YTMM) new commercial tire plant in West Point, Mississippi, is set to open in October 2015.

Tags: New plants, Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi

March 30, 2015

Goodyear names 32nd highway hero

A truck driver who saved a law enforcement official from being strangled by a prisoner was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero.

Tags: 2015 MATS, Clinton Blackburn, Gary Medalis, Goodyear Highway Hero

Goodyear is expanding its development work to China with a center inside its factory
March 26, 2015

Goodyear adds a development center in China

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has established its first development center in China.

Tags: China, Development center, Goodyear Asia Pacific, Richard Kramer

Toyo is adding the Tough Mudder to its series of sports sponsorships. Participants in the Tough
March 25, 2015

Toyo is named the official tire of Tough Mudder

Known for toughness and durability on the road, on the track and in the dirt, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is now the Official Tire of Tough Mudder.

Tags: Amy Coleman, Sponsorships, Sports marketing, Tough Mudder

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Reacting to tariffs, manufacturers increase pricing on value tires
March 23, 2015

Reacting to tariffs, manufacturers increase pricing on value tires  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires was flat in January. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they only sold 0.1% more tires in January on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.7% increase in December and a 0.9% increase in November.

Tags: MTD survey, Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

American Omni team members give a thumbs up in 2014 to the production of the first Thunderer TBR
March 23, 2015

American Omni celebrates 25 years  

Twenty-five years ago American Omni Trading Co. got its footing selling truck tires made in India to customers in Latin America. Since then the Texas-based importer has sold and shipped tires to 62 countries, altered its customer base and developed its own private brands, all while supplying everything from wheelbarrow to off-the-road tires.

Tags: American Omni Trading Co., Anniversary, Tom Brackin

Titan’s LSW tire (right) is designed to help eliminate road lope and power hop.
February 13, 2015

Titan in 2015  

Following the first three quarters of 2014, Titan International Inc. Chairman and CEO Morry Taylor explained to the investment community how his company would rebound from a net loss of $27.4 million on net sales of $1.5 billion.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Farm tires, Titan Tire Corp.

The average truck tire retreader produced 516 truck tire retreads a day.
February 12, 2015

Top 100 retreaders: An analysis  

An analysis of Modern Tire Dealer’s “Top 100 retreaders in the U.S.” list is more than a microcosm of the domestic retreading industry. It represents such a large percentage of output that it almost speaks for the industry as a whole.

Tags: Retreading, Top 100 Retreaders

Sizes in the Yokohama RB42 E4 dump truck tire line now range from 18.00R33 to 33.00R51.
February 12, 2015

TIA will showcase training at its 60th OTR conference  

Sixty years ago, no one was producing a 63-inch giant OTR tire, much less retreading one. Today, 63-inch tires are in demand all over the world. And a number of companies, including Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. in Potosi, Mo., are profitably selling, retreading and/or repairing them.

Tags: Off-the-Road Tire Conference, Off-the-road tires, OTR tires, TIA, Tire Industry Association

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