Product Liability Case Ends in Michelin's Favor

In a unanimous verdict, a jury in Lake Havasu City, (Mohave In a unanimous verdict, a jury in Lake Havasu City, (Mohave County) Ariz., recently found in favor of Michelin North America Inc., on all claims relating to a product liability lawsuit filed against the company by the plaintiff, Kimberly Allen.


Hotwire Will Return After Thanksgiving Holiday

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next edition of Hotwire will be out on Nov. 30. AAA predicts 46.9 million Americans will journey 50 or more miles from home during the holiday. They will pay the lowest pump prices for the holiday since 2008. Just how far will gas prices drop?


Bridgestone Closes In on Purchase of Pep Boys

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is one step closer to acquiring Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack. The waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 (HSR Act), as amended, has been terminated with respect to the cash tender offer by Bridgestone's wholly owned subsidiary, TAJ Acquisition Co., to purchase all of the outstanding shares of  Pep Boys.


Omni United Is Honored for Innovation and Management

Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. has received the 2015 Enterprise 50 Award, an honor given to Singapore-based companies for outstanding business management, innovation, market presence and contribution to the economic development in Singapore and abroad.


Cooper and Fate Sign Letter of Intent

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., a $3.4 billion global tire design, manufacturing and marketing company, and Fate S.A.I.C.I., the leading Argentine tire manufacturer and a global exporter, have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to work together.

Members of the Black's Tire team, from left to right, Ricky Benton, Ryan Benton, and Keith Noble, participated in a forum of successful tire dealers during the SEMA Show.

3 Tips for Success from MTD's 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year

As Modern Tire Dealer’s 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year, Ricky Benton of Black’s Tire Service Inc. landed in the hot seat at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. A room full of independent tire dealers wanted to know his secrets to success.


SMP Awards 2 Intermotor Scholarships

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) named Froylin Flores of Grandview, Wash., and Cody Whitten of Clearfield, Utah, the winners of its Intermotor Import Leader Automotive Scholarship Contest.


U.S. House Extends Transportation Funding

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that extends authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4, 2015, meaning two more weeks of uncertainty for tire dealers on a possible return to mandatory tire registration.

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