“Sumitomo has always been known as a very good performing, consistent program,” says Bill Dashiell, senior vice president of TBC’s Commercial Tire Division.

Commercial Tire Strategy: TBC Relies on its Numerous ‘Controlled’ Brands

The TBC Purchasing Group is responsible for the acquisition of all goods for resale by the sales channel of TBC Corp. As a result, Bill Dashiell, senior vice president of the group’s Commercial Tire Division, not only serves as a commercial tire marketing manager, but also acts as a liaison to the TBC Wholesale Group.


Analyst: Tough Road Ahead for Truck Tire Market

At the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, the tough market environment was on the minds of commercial tire dealers and manufacturers. The good news is there's an expectation for a turnaround in the first half of 2017.


Aeolus Tires Reconfirms Commitment to U.S. Market

To better deal with anticipated U.S. tariffs on Chinese truck and bus tires and make the Aeolus brand more competitive in the U.S. market, Aeolus Tires will provide new marketing and product opportunities.

Three generations of the Houska family are pictured (from left) LJ, vice president, and Dennis, president, stand by a portrait of Chuck Houska, founder of Houska Automotive. The dealership’s commercial business grew 15% last year.

Tariffs and Time Are Helping Dealers Compete Against Low-Cost Import Tires

The crisis for retreaders created by high volumes of low-cost tires from China seems to be easing. Respondents to Modern Tire Dealer’s annual survey of the nation’s largest commercial tire dealers expect tariffs on medium truck tires, which have gained preliminary approvals from the federal government, to provide some relief.

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