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Nico Rosberg takes Eau Rouge during the morning practice session at Spa.
August 22, 2014

Belgian Grand Prix – Practice Sessions

The Formula One season resumed at Spa-Francorchamps in cool conditions: a common feature of the legendary seven-kilometer venue in the foothill of the Ardennes. Track temperatures climbed to just 30 degrees centigrade in the afternoon, with ambient temperatures hovering around 18 degrees centigrade.

Tags: Belgian Grand Prix, Formula One, Pirelli, Spa-Francorchamps

August 22, 2014

Tire Rack compares four summer tires

Tire Rack Inc. compared four summer tires in the third set of results released from its 19th annual tire testing season.

Tags: Tire Rack Inc., tire testing

Safebraking tech blog adds Brake Pad Review
August 21, 2014

Safebraking tech blog adds Brake Pad Review

Safebraking.com announced it has initiated a Brake Pad Review segment on its website.

Tags: Brake Pad Review, Brake Pads, Safebraking.com

August 21, 2014

TGI is exclusive Pro Comp supplier in Columbia

Tire Group International LLC (TGI) and Pro Comp USA announced that they have entered into a distribution agreement that will allow TGI to exclusively distribute Pro Comp branded tires and wheels in Colombia. TGI will offer both direct factory shipments as well as fill-in from its distribution center in Miami.

Tags: Eileen Duran, Joaquin Gonzalez Jr., Pro Comp USA, Tire Group International, Wheels

August 21, 2014

Chinese subsidies may be the root of all evil

If China is backing its tire exporters with large subsidies, should we fight fire with fire by implementing tariffs?

Tags: B.O.B., Chinese imports, Tire tariffs

August 21, 2014

CMA adds Duraturn brand

Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and its American subsidiary, China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA), have added the Duraturn brand of consumer and commercial tires.

Tags: China Manufacturers Alliance (CMA), Double Coin Holdings Ltd., Duraturn brand

August 21, 2014

Update on California TPMS legislation

Ejnar Fink-Jensen, executive director of the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA), one of the sponsors of California tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) legislation Assembly Bill 1665, provides MTD with an update on the bill (see California TPMS legislation heads to governor's desk).

Tags: California Tire Dealers Association, CTDA, Ejnar Fink-Jensen, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

The FS561 is suitable for on-highway use and high-scrub service applications.
August 21, 2014

Bridgestone adds new truck tire and retread

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS) has introduced the Firestone FS561, all-position radial tire steer tire, and the Bandag B799, a retread product designed to complement the Bridgestone M799.

Tags: Bandag B799, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Great American Trucking Show

Enerpulse marketing director, Heather Tausch will be responsible for overseeing the marketing
August 21, 2014

Enerpulse marketing exec is new CMO of NMAMA

Enerpulse Inc. announced that its marketing director, Heather Tausch, has joined the board of the New Mexico chapter of the American Marketing Association (NMAMA) where she will serve as the volunteer chief marketing officer (CMO).

Tags: David Peabody, Enerpulse Inc., Heather Tausch, Joseph Gonnella, NMAMA, Pulstar Spark Plugs, Spark Pl

Falken recently opened a regional distribution center in Robbinsville, N.J.
August 21, 2014

Falken opens a 'model' distribution center in N.J.

Falken Tire Corp. has expanded its East Coast presence with a new regional distribution center in Robbinsville, N.J.. It is located close to the Port of New York.

Tags: Distribution center, Ron Papcun

August 21, 2014

Desser Tire & Rubber has new owner

Private equity firm Graham Partners has acquired Desser Tire & Rubber Co. LLC and its affiliated companies, Aero Wheel & Brake Service Corp. and Cee Bailey’s Aircraft Plastics.

Tags: Aviation tires, Desser Tire & Rubber, Private equity firm

PressurePro, TST enter TPMS partnership
August 21, 2014

PressurePro, TST enter TPMS partnership

Advantage PressurePro LLC and Truck Systems Technologies Inc. (TST) have announced a partnership that will allow the flow of TST Sensor data through PressurePro’s advanced Intelligent Product offerings. In addition, TST customers will be able utilize PressurePro’s Gateway and Repeater solutions to unlock new monitoring capabilities.

Tags: Advantage PressurePro LLC, Fleet Management, TPMS, Truck Systems Technologies Inc.

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