Tim Easter, director of OTR sales for Yokohama Tire Corp., says the North American market is a priority for the company. Easter, a 27-year OTR industry veteran, provided perspective on the OTR industry and the outlook for the rest of 2016 in a market overview provided by Yokohama.
Nokian Tyres has designed an ultra-high performance tire with all-season durability specifically for the North American market. The new zLine will cover passenger cars as well as SUVs.
TBC Corp.'s Big O Tires LLC subsidiary marked the opening of its 100th location in California with the reopening of a store in San Jose.
The deadline for booking a hotel room at the Tropicana Las Vegas, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) host hotel for the Global Tire Expo (GTE) at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, is Oct. 6, 2016.
IEH Auto Parts LLC's Auto Parts and Pep Boys company has acquired Automotive Electric Distributors Inc. (AED), an automotive aftermarket parts warehouse distributor in Portland, Ore.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. made a big splash at its recent Investor Day in Boston. Nick Mitchell, senior vice president of research for Northcoast Research Holdings LLC, says the company made a "strong commitment to remain true to the strategy of focusing on specific target markets in order to get paid well for the products the organization brings to market."
The first all-terrain tire with Continental on the sidewall is available in the aftermarket. The TerrainContact A/T "is the perfect balance of on- and off-road performance for light truck and SUV owners," says Travis Roffler, director of marketing for Continental Tire the Americas LLC.
Light truck tire shipments will carry the day this year, according to the latest forecast from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA).
Alliance Tire Group’s new 393 Agri-Transport flotation radial 35.5R32 is the original equipment fitment for Nuhn Industries Ltd.’s latest model manure spreaders.
Dan Nothdurft is the newest member of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) board of directors. He will begin his three-year terms on Oct. 31, 2016, at TIA’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.
Maxxis International has added the Victra-VR-1, an extreme summer tire, to its Victra line of ultra high performance tires.
Greenball Corp. has introduced a 15-inch all-steel special trailer tire. The new ST225/75R15 Tow-Master All-Steel Construction (ASC) is an ultra-premium trailer tire built specifically for heavier trailers pulled by today’s higher performance tow-vehicles.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s scientists report promising results in their tests of tires built with guayule, marking a milestone in the company’s goal of producing, by mid-2017, a concept tire in which all of the natural and synthetic rubber is replaced by guayule-based polymers.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. outlined its growth plans and confirmed its 2016 financial targets in a statement released ahead of an investor meeting set for Sept. 15, 2016.
Alpio Barbara, owner and president of Redwood General Tire Service Co. in Redwood City, Calif., is Modern Tire Dealer’s 2016 Tire Dealer of the Year.