Left to right: Ulrich, Pacific Communications Group's Bill Groak and Smith in 2010.

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."

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.


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.


$375 Million Gamble Pays Off for BKT

There is more to the grand opening of a tire plant than the pomp and circumstance surrounding it. What about the weeks, months and years that lead up to it?

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