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No Choice in the Matter: Why a Mission Statement Is So Vital

"Your mission, if you choose to accept it..." were the words Jim Phelps, the leader of the U.S. government's covert Impossible Missions Force on "Mission: Impossible," listened to every week on CBS television from 1966-73. He clearly had a choice in the matter.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard Regarding OTR Tire Tariffs

The OTR tire tariff situation is getting down to the nitty-gritty. The U.S. Department of Commerce is getting ready to make its first preliminary rulling, this one on countervailing duty margins against tire imports from India and Sri Lanka.

Pirelli's Clif Armstrong (right) will be able to lean on the man to his right as he builds the Pirelli truck tire brand in the U.S. and Canada.
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Pirelli Brand Truck Tires Will Be Available Soon

Why in the world would any global tire manufacturer want to enter the ultra-competitive truck tire market in the U.S. and Canada at this time? Especially given the strength (ask any domestic retreader) of low-cost radial imports in the market?

Left to right: Ulrich, Pacific Communications Group's Bill Groak and Smith in 2010.
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Tire Review Editor Jim Smith Dies Unexpectedly

Jim Smith, the editor of Tire Review magazine since 1999, died unexpectedly at the 2016 Tire Industry Association OTR Conference in San Diego. Modern Tire Dealer will pass along more details as they become available.

Goodyear Americas President Steve McClellan says, "We have to stay ahead of the changing demands of ... consumers."
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Goodyear Likes the Feel of the OE Fit

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is indisputably the top dog when it comes to original equipment fitments. And even though most of the 2016 fitments the company is highlighting during the 2016 North American Dealer Conference aren’t a surprise, they’re still a mighty big deal.

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Consumer Reports Gives Rare Ink to a New Tire

It is rare Consumer Reports (CR) writes about one tire. The magazine normally picks a segment it wants to test, buys 15 to 20 tire lines that fit the segment, and publishes the results.

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