(From left): Greg Smith, MTD publisher, hosted the tire manufacturers’ panel consisting of: Aaron Murphy, vice president of CMA LLC; John Boysen, industrial products manager for Yokohama OTR; Taylor Cole, president of Commercial OTR for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC; and Shawn Rasey, president of BKT Tires Inc. The panel drew the biggest laugh of the event when they all responded with the same one word answer to the question, “Do you expect to see any shortages in a particular size or type of tire in the next 12 months?” The answer was, “No.”

OTR market conditions

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road Tire Conference has long served as a valuable venue for learning not only about what’s happening in the OTR marketplace, but also about the overall economic health of many different industries.


BKT sponsors TIA OTR tire conference

BKT Tires (USA) Inc. has assumed a major sponsorship role of the 59th annual Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road Tire Conference being held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Golf Club, in Marco Island, Fla., now through February 22.


Interest 'overflows' for TIA OTR conference

There are already more than 400 people from 13 countries registered for the Tire Industry Association’s 2012 Off-the-Road Tire Conference, which will be held at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Feb. 15-18.


New Love’s Travel Stop opens in Bennett, Colo.

There's more love in the Rocky Mountains. Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Bennett, Colo., located at I-70, Exit 304. The new location features 90 truck spaces and includes Chester’s Chicken and McDonald’s restaurants.


Alliance name change reflects growth

The Alliance Tire Group has changed the name of its United States-based subsidiary to Alliance Tire Americas Inc. The new name, which replaces Alliance Tire USA, reflects the broadening scope of the operation throughout the Americas, says President Manny Cicero.

The North American OTR tire market has hit its low point, but will rebound, says Angie Jones, general manager, marketing, BATO, Off-Road Division.

Nowhere to go but up

Just when you thought the state of the OTR tire market couldn’t get any worse, you’re right — it probably won’t. In terms of volume, the North American OTR tire segment has reached its lowest point in 10 years, a Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) executive told attendees at the 2010 Tire Industry Association OTR Tire Conference, held late February in Tucson, Ariz.

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