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August 27, 2015

GCR Tires & Service exhibits at trucking show

GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is exhibiting for the first time at The Great American Trucking Show (GATS). It is unveiling its new advertising campaign, “We See Things Differently.”

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Commercial, GCR, Retreads

The retread is available in three tread widths: 220, 230 and 240 – all with 21/32-inch tread
August 27, 2015

New retread for regional applications from Michelin

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., is launching the Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread for regional and emerging super-regional applications.

Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads, SmartWay

Tom Wright opened Wright Tire Service in Anoka, Minn., in 1975.
August 27, 2015

Industry veteran Tom Wright Sr. has died

Tire Industry Association (TIA) board member Tom Wright Sr. died August 25 after a long battle with cancer. He was 74.

Tags: Obituary, TIA, Tire Industry Association, Tom Wright Sr., Wright Tire Service

August 26, 2015

Michelin extends warranty for BFG truck tires

Michelin North America Inc. has introduced an extended warranty for BFGoodrich brand commercial truck tires and casings, effective on claims filed on or after Sept. 1, 2015.

Tags: BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires, Donna Murphy, Warranty

Ross Fischer
August 25, 2015

TIA will induct five to 2015 Hall of Fame

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has named five inductees to its Hall of Fame in 2015 and two recipients of the Ed Wagner Industry Leadership Award.

Tags: 2015 TIA Hall of Fame, Bucky Stein, Herman Freeman, Paul Hyatt, Raghupati Singhania, Ross Fischer

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Arfa Syed says sharing images on Twitter is key. Research shows tweets with images receive 18% more
July 21, 2015

Look to Twitter for a treasure trove of data to enhance your business  

Signing up to use Twitter is one thing. Sending a tweet is another baby step. But using the social media network to draw attention to your business, engage with your customers and ultimately measure your results is another thing altogether. It might sound frightening and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

Tags: Arfa Syed, Social media, Twitter

Dealers are optimistic about sales increases for the next three months
July 13, 2015

Dealers are optimistic about sales increases for the next three months  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires increased in May. From a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.3% more tires in May on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.2% increase in April and a 0.3% decrease in March. We are encouraged by the fact that demand trends remain positive after the sharp decline witnessed in February.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

This image shows the interior design planned for the three Belle Tire stores scheduled to open in
July 13, 2015

Burning issues: Tariffs, online sales, tight margins  Cover Story

The independent dealers on this year’s Modern Tire Dealer 100 are finding ways to grow in the face of government regulation, changing consumer buying habits and economic uncertainty.

Tags: Modern Tire Dealer 100

Rolling down the highway
July 7, 2015

Rolling down the highway  

Truck tire shipments are off to a great start in 2015. Compared to last year, replacement shipments are up between 4% and 5%, while original equipment shipments are up 20%.

Tags: Brand shares, Commercial tires, Medium/heavy truck tires, Truck tires

Mike Cox, CEO and president of ITDG, introduced the panel of tire company execs. They are (from left
July 7, 2015

ITDG continues growth, expects to reach 100 shareholders this year  

The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) now has a presence in 41 states, with over 550 retail locations and 144 members and 97 shareholders participating. Calling itself the “Band of Brothers,” the ITDG has become a leading “affinity group” in the industry.

Tags: Ed Long, Greg Smith, Independent Tire Dealers Group, ITDG, Michael Cox

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