While replacement light truck tire shipments are projected to drop 2% this year, LT original equipment shipments are expected to be way up -- 9.9%, according to the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).
The Dueler line from Bridgestone Americas Inc. is expanding with a heavy-duty offering for pickup trucks. The Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685 tire is specially engineered for towing and hauling heavy loads.
The final 2016 forecast by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) of U.S. tire shipments shows a slight overall increase for the year. And the news is better for the replacement market than for original equipment tire orders.
Hercules Tire and Rubber Co. is expanding the Ironman lineup with the All Country CHT, the line's first commercial highway tire.
TreadWright Tires LLC has been named the 2016 Green Company of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group.
The Rockproof tire line by Nokian Tyres plc is targeting professional off-road drivers who need extreme durability from the tires on their light trucks and SUVs.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. says its Firestone brand Destination LE2 tires offer all-season performance and a quiet, comfortable ride at a reasonable price.
The Michelin Defender LTX M/S tire line is expanding with 30 more sizes. Michelin North America Inc. says the tire fits almost 75% of light trucks on the road today.
Hankook Tire America Corp. is hoping consumers are ready to play ball with its 2016 ‘Great Hit’ mail-in rebate program, available for seven of Hankook's most popular passenger and light truck tires.
Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. is planning the second phase of construction at its ZC Rubber Thailand factory.
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has added the Ridge Grappler to its Grappler line of light truck tires. Situated between the Nitto Trail Grappler mud terrain and the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 all terrain, the Ridge will be available in 30 sizes.
Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is adding three new tires to its lineup — two ultra-high performance tires plus a touring tire for CUVs, SUVs and light trucks.
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has added a size to its line of Open Country R/T tires – a 31X10.50R15LT.