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.


DOC Says Indian OTR Tire Makers Are Fair Traders

By now, readers of my blog (or my editorial in Modern Tire Dealer, for that matter) know I tend to be against government intervention when it comes to our industry. The room for errors is too great when politicians or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce (or Transportation) try to craft legislation. Ironically, that leaves a lot of room for improvement, but how often does that happen?


USW 'Disappointed' in Tariff Decision, But Will Keep Fighting

The United Steelworkers union is "disappointed" in the preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce in its investigation of imported off-the-road tires. The union says it will continue to press for protection from those imports on behalf of the 2,500 workers it represents who manufacture OTR tires in the U.S.


U.S. Determines Final OTR Tariffs from 2013-14

The U.S. Department of Commerce has changed its mind, sort of, on the tariffs imposed on OTR tires imported from China from Sept. 1, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2014. The six exporters involved are still required to pay the tariffs, but they are not as high.

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