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LATEST NEWS

April 22, 2014

TRIB sends out answers to FAQs

If it's Tuesday, it must be TRIB Tech Tuesday!

Tags: TRIB

April 21, 2014

Why is Goodyear successful? Read on

When you get a chance to talk with top tire company executives from one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, you jump at the chance.

Tags: B.O.B., Steve McClellan

April 21, 2014

Carbonneau named ASA controller

ASA Automotive Systems has appointed Mary Carbonneau controller. Her responsibilities will include overseeing all of ASA’s accounting operations, management reporting and compliance/control.

Tags: ASA, ASA Automotive Systems, Computers, Mary Carbonneau, Software

April 21, 2014

Goodyear reveals top ten blimp name finalists

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has narrowed the choices of names for its new airship to 10 out of nearly 15,000 unique submissions to its national “Name the Blimp” contest.

Tags: Goodyear blimp, Name the Blimp contest

Tireco says the traction ribs on  its new MS597 tire improve drive grip and reduce hydoplaning.
April 17, 2014

Tireco expands Milestar line

Tireco Inc. has added the MS597 Steelpro professional series to its Milestar brand. The MS597 is designed for heavy duty commercial light truck applications.

Tags: Milestar, MS597, Tireco Inc., truck tires

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Europe is lacking in tire training
April 21, 2014

Europe is lacking in tire training  

Having worked in the global tire market for the past two decades I have seen a number of important innovations and developments which have continually enhanced how tires are manufactured, distributed and sold.

Tags: European notebook, John Stone, Sales training, Tire training

John Collins, left, president of American Crane Inc., talks with Chris Bates, OTR manager for the
April 16, 2014

OTR Tire Conference 2014  

On the tire side, higher speed is a goal. So are all-season tires for year-round operations, especially in winter.

Tags: Commercial tires, OTR Tire Conference, OTR tires

Manufacturers are adding sizes and durability to tires they are introducing for forklifts, material
April 16, 2014

Industrial tire trends  

The dialogue at commercial dealerships is shifting from the price to the quality of industrial tires. Productivity and longevity are now trumping the lowest possible price in the purchase decision. “What we’re seeing mostly in terms of trends is the willingness of customers to take heed of what we’re telling them about what a tire will really do,” says Ned Edwards, owner of Star Tire Co. Inc. in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Commercial tires, industrial tires

Wide-base tire update
April 16, 2014

Wide-base tire update  

To say the truck tire industry has experienced a lot of changes over the past three decades is an understatement at best. While tube-type bias-ply tires on multi-piece rims were still a significant part of trucking in the 1980s, they are practically dinosaurs today and more or less relegated to the intermodal and off-road markets.

Tags: Kevin Rohlwing, truck tires, Wide-base tires

Commercial Tire Inc. of Meridian, Idaho, celebrated its 45th year in business by moving into a new
April 16, 2014

Top retreaders invest to add capacity  Cover Story

Retreaders made about the same amount of retreads and sold them at higher prices in 2013. According to Modern Tire Dealer market data, production rose slightly to 14.9 million units, just 100,000 more than in 2012, while retread pricing rose 9.6% year-over-year.

Tags: retreading, Top 100 Retreaders list

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