Cooper Joins 'Dream Team' Initiative

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has joined Dream It. Do It., a Manufacturing Institute (MI) initiative that aims to enhance the image of careers in manufacturing and address the widening skills gap in the nation’s manufacturing workforce pipeline.

TreadWright says its new lines of LT and SUV retreaded tires will cover nearly 70% of the replacement market.

TreadWright Launches SUV and LT Lines

TreadWright Tires, a Houston-based light truck and SUV tire remanufacturing company, has launched new lines of branded mud terrain and all terrain tires in 29 sizes and load ranges.

Contintental's new HDC1 HT tire has a specialized diamond lug tread design, on/off-road belt package and 32/32-inch tread depth.

Continental Has a New On/Off-Road Tire

Continental Tire the Americas LLC’s Commercial Vehicle Tire group has launched an on/off-road tire for severe service applications. The HDC1 HT is available in the U.S. and Canada markets.

Ricky Benton grew up going to races, and gave up driving when he got married and had to support his family. Now, racing is a way to support and advertise his business.

A Secret to Success From Tire Dealer of the Year Ricky Benton

If expanding your tire business is the ultimate goal, you might be looking for inspiration from other tire dealers who have done it, and succeeded. Modern Tire Dealer’s 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year Ricky Benton has more than quadrupled the number of stores in the Black’s Tire Service Inc. chain in the 19 years he’s owned the business.

The GT Radial Maxtour All Season promises performance and peace of mind, plus fitments for some of the most popular sedans on the road.

Giti's All-Season Tire Offers Peace of Mind

The newest passenger tire offered by Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., the GT Radial Maxtour All Season, offers performance as well as peace of mind. The tire includes a comprehensive warranty as well as 24-hour roadside assistance and road hazard protection.


Dunn Tire supports St. Bonaventure hoops

Dunn Tire LLC loves its local sports teams, and the tire dealer with retail locations in western and central New York and northern Pennsylvania is showing its love to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball team in a big way.


Wanted: tire dealers

As a second generation tire dealer in Washington, N.J., Brian McCatharn is looking for ways to improve business. He thought he’d find inspiration and support as a member of the New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association. But it turns out the state association needs McCatharn, and other younger generation managers like him, just as much as he needs the group.


See who's the best in employee training

The Auto Care Association has named the recipients of its 2015-2016 Head of the Class Award, an honor designed for auto care industry companies that continually invest in employee education and training.


Free SEMA Show app customizes product lists

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has added the ability to scan products in the New Products Showcase to its 2015 SEMA Show mobile app. The new function allows attendees to create a customized list for use during and after the 2015 SEMA Show.


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Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.
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