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Cover Story - June 2016

Two Commercial Perspectives: Modern Tire Dealer and HDT Survey Dealers and Fleets

By: Bob Ulrich

Are commercial tire dealers and their fleet customers frequently on the same page? In the interest of both parties, Modern Tire Dealer and its sister publication, Heavy Duty Trucking, tried to find out.

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Figure 1: Identifying tire pressure sensor components. All artwork is courtesy of the  Chrysler Corp.
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TPMS: 2011-2015 Chrysler Ram Pickups

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in 2011-2015 Chrysler Ram pickups will consist of sensors attached to each wheel through the valve stem mounting hole, a wireless control module (WCM) and a yellow TPMS telltale lamp.

Kumho Tire Georgia Inc. has 100 different tire specifications, and Gov. Nathan Deal told grand opening attendees the plant produces a tire every 36 seconds.
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Kumho Begins U.S. Tire Production

Kumho Tire Co. Inc. celebrated its new American hometown, and its long-awaited leap into U.S. tire manufacturing, with the grand opening of its passenger tire plant on May 2, 2016.

Brothers Josué (left) and Ricardo Correa want their company to be known as “the solution” for the needs of all tire customers.
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Correa Tire Holds a Grand Opening in Puerto Rico

You live on an island with a population of 3.5 million people that has been declining every year since 2002. Further, your island is in economic chaos, and politically there is an ongoing debate on whether to become an independent country, remain a U.S. territory, or become the 51st state. So, what do you do?

Reeves Tire & Automotive has grown since expanding its auto repair and service capabilities.
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Disasters Come When You Least Expect Them!

As Kristen and Kent Cristy were looking forward to a great Thanksgiving celebration with family in November 2009, they didn’t know their world would be upended two days before the holiday by fire trucks screaming in the night.

This can be the shocking result of riding on part-worn tires on European highways.
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Europe Steps Up the Fight Against the Sale of Defective Tires

The sale of defective or part-worn tires remains a thorn in the side of the tire industry around the world. We know that unsafe, unlawful tires cause death and mayhem on our roads, but the sale of part-worns is a global problem that appears to be reluctantly tolerated... that is, until now.

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