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Hercules adds 5 sizes to Terra Trac D/T
October 30, 2014

Hercules adds 5 sizes to Terra Trac D/T

Hercules Tires has added five sizes to its popular Hercules Terra Trac D/T line. The premium, multi-purpose commercial traction tire is designed for a range of on- and off-road applications.

Tags: Hercules Terra Trac, Steven Liu

Toyo introduces a SmartWay-verified drive tire
October 30, 2014

Toyo introduces a SmartWay-verified drive tire

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has added a new SmartWay-verified drive tire to its commercial line-up. The Toyo M650 is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.

Tags: Drive tire, Lowell Slimp, SmartWay, Toyo M

October 30, 2014

Bridgestone hires Higgins as president of consumer tires

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named TJ Higgins president, consumer U.S. and Canada, for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC. The hiring will be effective Nov. 3, 2014.

Tags: Gordon Knapp, Hirings, TJ Higgins

Bridgestone engineers change the rear Battlax slick on a Honda RC213V.
October 29, 2014

Malaysian MotoGP debrief with Masao Azuma

In sweltering conditions at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit last Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his twelfth race of the 2014 season ahead of the determined Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second and third place respectively.

Tags: Bridgestone, Malaysian Grand Prix, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda, Sepang Circuit

October 29, 2014

Goodyear's 3Q numbers in N.A. vary

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s third-quarter sales in North America decreased 6% compared to the previous year. The nearly $2.1 billion total represented 44.1% of the company's total net sales.

Tags: Goodyear financials

October 29, 2014

Where's Wando? BKT opens warehouse in S.C.

BKT Tires Inc.'s new warehouse in Wando, S.C., is open for business. The first shipments of BKT OTR tires arrived at the warehouse in September and began shipping to dealers this month.

Tags: Inventory control, New warehouse, OTR tires, Shawn Rasey

October 29, 2014

Two 'black' quarters in a row for Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $161 million on net sales of $4.6 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. That compares to income of $166 million on sales of $5 billion for the same period last year.

Tags: Goodyear financials, OE tires, Rich Kramer, Tire tariffs

SEMA Show visitors will be able to experience Toyo products in the unique and relaxing atmosphere of
October 28, 2014

Toyo to have major presence at SEMA Show

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will showcase its products in three areas at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 SEMA Show, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., Toyo Tires Treadpass

October 28, 2014

ASA to showcase TireMaster at SEMA Show

ASA Automotive Systems will demonstrate the latest release of its TireMaster software systems for retail, wholesale and commercial tire dealers in booth #40013 in the Global Tire Expo section of the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 SEMA Show, ASA Automotive Systems, TireMaster software

October 28, 2014

TIA adds Cat equipment demo to conference

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has added a demonstration of Caterpillar Inc.’s Cat equipment line to the 2015 OTR Conference set for Feb. 18-21 in Tucson, Arizona.

Tags: 2015 OTR Conference, Cat Equipment Demo

Nitto has 3 kings and 7 of a kind at SEMA
October 28, 2014

Nitto has 3 kings and 7 of a kind at SEMA

Team Nitto Ultra4 Drivers SEMA 2014 Appearance

Tags: SEMA Show, Team Nitto, Ultra4 Drivers

October 28, 2014

Consumer Reports: Which brand beat Michelin?

Which tire brand fared the best in the latest Consumer Reports (CR) tire tests? If you said Michelin, always a perennial high finisher in CR testing, you would be correct.

Tags: Consumer Reports, Continental CrossContact, Continental ExtremeWinterContact, Cooper Discoverer, Falken WildPeak, Goodyear Assurance TripleTred, Goodyear Wrangler, Hankook Dynapro, Michelin Latitude, Michelin LTX, Nokian Hakkapeliitta, Pirelli Scorpion Verde, SUV tires

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