The U.S. Supreme Court on June 21, 2018, ruled that states can collect sales tax on purchases of products made over the Internet. That includes online tire sales.
Robert Bosch LLC is sponsoring a live high definition broadcast on diesel exhaust after-treatment systems. AVI on Demand will broadcast “Diesel Exhaust After-Treatment Explained” on June 27, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
Maxam Tire North America Inc. is adding to its lineup of off-the-road tire products. The MS913 features an E3/L3 rock lug pattern and a heavy duty under tread for improved puncture resistance and sidewall protection.
The new Discoverer AT3 4S for SUVs and light duty pickup trucks from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is available in 37 sizes from 15- to 20-inch rim diameters.
Camso Inc. is expanding its manufacturing footprint in the U.S. The company will open a new track manufacturing plant in Junction City, Kan., to meet what it says is "the growing demand of tracks and track systems in the agriculture and construction industries."
John Kline, president of Old Dominion Tire Services Inc. in Midlothian, Va., is the new president of the Virginia Automotive Association (VAA). He replaces Scott Brown, owner of Cardinal Plaza Shell in Springfield, Va.
The new CP8849 ½-inch cordless impact wrench from Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. delivers 850+ ft. lbs (1150+ Nm) and has four settings in forward – two of which are shut-off options – and one in reverse.
The new RX14 scissor lift from Hunter Engineering Co. is designed to provide massive capacity with a small footprint.
On July 1, 2018, the Retreading Systems Division of Marangoni SpA will upwardly adjust the sales price for rubber materials used to retread tires in all countries of the European Area. "This increase will reflect that of the raw materials used by this sector but should also be seen in the context of the current conditions of the whole TBR tire replacement market." said the company.
Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., the largest OTR tire retreader in the U.S., has purchased the Northwest Retreaders Division of NRI Inc., the second largest.
TireHub LLC is a go. The joint venture for passenger and light truck tire distribution between Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Bridgestone Americas Inc. will begin serving customers the first week of July.
Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) have launched off-the-road, industrial and truck and bus radial tire incentive programs for its dealers.
During the last 18 months, Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. has built international offices in Milan, Italy (for Europe), Dubai (for the Middle East and Africa), Bangkok (for Southeast Asia), the United States, Panama and India.
Falken Tire Corp. has created a new in-person training program for tire dealers, and Modern Tire Dealer Senior Editor Joy Kopcha grabbed a seat in a June 2018 session. The two-day training includes one day in the classroom at Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. headquarters, and another day on the track and on the trail testing Falken products.
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has pledged that donations made in memory of former chairman Tim Lee will be used to advance industry education.