OTR Tire Makers Appeal Tariffs

Eight tire manufacturers who produce off-the-road tires in China have filed complaints or other court papers saying the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) erred when it recalculated tariff rates. This week Titan Tire Corp. and the United Steelworkers (USW) joined the appeal.

Firestone VersaBuilt OTR tires are designed to offer a versatile option across the construction industry.

A Big Move for Firestone: VersaBuilt OTR Tires

The Firestone brand from Bridgestone Americas Inc. is entering a new market. The brand's VersaBuilt tires represent the first full line of off-the-road radial tires with the Firestone name.

The ContiEarth EM-Master E3/L3 features a normal tread depth and wide spacing between the blocks. It is one of 7(!) new tires introduced by Continental at MINExpo 2016.

The Big 3 Choose MINExpo Over the Global Tire Expo

MINExpo International 2016 may be the closest our industry gets to a Big Three trade show reunion. Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and, at least as a guest star, Michelin North America Inc. all had a major presence at the exposition, which is held every four years in Las Vegas.

The EM-Master E4/L4 features a greater block size with less spacing between the blocks and a deeper tread depth than the EM-Master E3/L3.

Continental Launches 7 OTR Tires at MINExpo

The OTR tires being introduced by Continental Commercial Specialty Tires, a subsidiary of Continental Tire the Americas LLC, at MINExpo International 2016 are big, but so is the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The downturn in the OTR market has been longer than normal but it is a normal trend of the OTR industry, says Yokohama's Tim Easter, director of OTR sales.

Yokohama: North American OTR Market Is a Priority

Tim Easter, director of OTR sales for Yokohama Tire Corp., says the North American market is a priority for the company. Easter, a 27-year OTR industry veteran, provided perspective on the OTR industry and the outlook for the rest of 2016 in a market overview provided by Yokohama.

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