In its April 2010 issue, Modern Tire Dealer did not include a key explaining how point totals were calculated for its "Top 100 U.S. Retreaders" chart.
Rankings are based on the average amount of tread rubber used to retread different types of tires.
Twelve pounds of rubber, on average, are used to retread one light truck tire, while 24 pounds are used to produce one medium/heavy truck retread. An average of 325 pounds are used to build one OTR tire retread.
MTD awards one point for every seven pounds of rubber used per retread. Each light truck tire retread equals 1.7 points, each medium truck tire retread equals 3.5 points, and each OTR tire retread equals 46 points.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems LLC came in at number one on this year’s list with 22,046 points.
Second was Potosi, Mo.-based Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., which accrued 12,165 points. Columbia, Miss.-based Southern Tire Mart took third place with 11,515 total points. The rest of the top 10 are as follows (in descending order): Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (10,162.6 points), Best-One Group (7,070 points), TCI Tire Centers (6,650 points), Snider Tire Inc. (5,940 points), Northwest Retreaders Inc./Hudson-Odom (5,607.5 points), McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. (4,864.4 points), and Pomp’s Tire Service (4,581.6 points).
For the full list, see the April issue of MTD, available now!