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Michelin has added a hard surface tread pattern and an all-terrain tread pattern to its Tweel
October 22, 2014

Michelin adds two Tweel skid steer tires

The Michelin Group has added two tread patterns to its Tweel airless radial tire. The new all-terrain design has a deep, open tread for off-road applications and the hard surface design has greater wear life on pavement and asphalt.

Tags: airless skid steer tire, The Michelin Group, Tweel

October 22, 2014

Goodyear to test self-inflating tires on fleets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will begin testing its self-inflating tire system called Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) on U.S. trucking fleets in the next few months.

Tags: Goodyear Air Maintenance Technology, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Tire technology

October 22, 2014

Cooper is testing tires made with guayule

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule-related materials. Tests suggest the product’s performance is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant.

Tags: Biomass Research and Development Initiative, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., guayule

Goodyear s Akron, Ohio, headquarters, which is attached to the company s Innovation Center, has won
October 21, 2014

Goodyear’s global HQ earns LEED Gold rating

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. global headquarters building in Akron, Ohio, has earned a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. At 639,000 square feet, it is among the largest LEED Gold certified buildings in Ohio.

October 20, 2014

TRIB’s membership meeting is Nov. 3

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will hold its annual membership meeting on Nov. 3 during the Global Tire Expo-Powered by TIA as part of the 2014 Specialty equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 Global Tire Expo, David Stevens, TRIB annual meeting

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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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