The Carlstar Group LLC plans to increase prices on its specialty tire products on or before March 1, 2017.
Wabco Holdings Inc., a global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced that at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hanover, Germany, it will showcase the company’s continued technology leadership in vehicle safety and efficiency through its advanced systems, products and services, including new fleet management solutions.
IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014, one of the industry’s most global and comprehensive trade shows, will be held in Hanover Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2014.
“Given that IAA is a global industry event and Wabco is a leading supplier to every major manufacturer of trucks, buses and trailers in every region of the world, we expect to meet with a significant representation of customers from across the globe,” said Jacques Esculier, Wabco chairman and chief executive officer.
“At IAA 2014, we will demonstrate our unique support for the diverse requirements of original equipment manufacturers in pursuit of their own global, domestic and export opportunities, particularly as Wabco’s differentiation is rooted in our ability to deliver competitive, value-based solutions in mature and emerging markets alike.”
Wabco will launch its industry-first modular braking system platform (mBSP), the company’s latest braking architecture. It now enables customers worldwide to interchangeably equip their diverse global truck and bus platforms with anti-lock braking (ABS) or electronic braking (EBS) systems based on regional market or regulatory requirements.
Wabco says its next-generation mBSP features the industry’s highest standardization across ABS and EBS components and systems software.
Wabco will introduce its driver assistance technology that foresees the topography of the road ahead. Using GPS data and proprietary algorithms, Wabco’s new and advanced predictive cruise control system automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed, optimizing cruise control and offering significant fuel-saving potential.
Wabco will exhibit its industry award-winning OptiDrive automated manual transmission (AMT) technology that increases fuel economy up to 5 percent through optimized gear shifting. Wabco’s OptiDrive, a breakthrough in AMT technology, continues to be rapidly adopted globally among major manufacturers of transmissions, trucks and buses, particularly in emerging markets. OptiDrive increases vehicle efficiency while also improving driver effectiveness and vehicle safety as it frees drivers from frequent clutch and gear-shift actuation.
Wabco will also showcase its safety technology portfolio that helps to save lives in accidents involving commercial vehicles. It features multiple “industry firsts” in collision mitigation, advanced emergency braking and high-tech driver assistance systems, among other major innovations.
The Smithers Group has upgraded its tread wear testing capabilities at its primary Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna, Ohio.
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Titan International Inc.is adding an all-season bias tire for skid steers to its TGS2 lineup. With a focus on snow removal and landscaping, the tire's open-shoulder tread design and full-tread depth are designed to provide traction in snow, ice and mud.
On Monday, Jan. 15, 2017, Titan International Inc.'s 5.625% convertible senior subordinated notes matured. Two days later, 97.1% of the principal balance of the notes was converted into shares of Titan common stock.
The North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) will honor its 2017 Dealer of the Year and induct two new members into its Hall of Fame.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) received a port tire manufacturer of the year award for port and terminal cargo handling equipment at the Terminal Operator Excellence Awards 2016 in Dubai, UAE.
The Carlstar Group LLC is increasing pricing on its ITP-branded line of specialty tire products, effective Feb. 6, 2017.
The third annual North American Tire & Retread Expo will be held April 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Ronnie Scott is taking his 21 years of experience from Falken Tire Corp. and Pirelli Tire North America Inc. to China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA). Scott will serve as the field sales engineer for CMA, the company that manufactures and markets Double Coin Holdings Ltd. products in the U.S.
Directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. have declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on Feb. 1, 2017.
Midwest Equipment Sales LLC (MWE) has launched a new website for wholesale customers, equipment dealers, tire dealers and rental companies.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has introduced the GT Radial GDL651FS drive tire for North America. The SmartWay-verified tire offers long haul operators better fuel economy, plus traction and long tread wear.
Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has named Jeff Barna chief operating officer. He will be responsible for sales, marketing and product planning.
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Modern Tire Dealer will not publish Hotwire on Monday. Look for the next edition on Tuesday, Jan. 17.