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The Importance of a Strong Balance Sheet

The Importance of a Strong Balance Sheet

In times like these, we learn the business lessons that stick with us for the rest of our lives. One lesson I think we’ll see is that the tire dealers who kept all of their technicians and best sales people employed during the pandemic will recover faster than those who did not.

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Creating a High-Touch Culture in a No-Touch World

Creating a High-Touch Culture in a No-Touch World

Amid this pandemic, you have an extraordinary opportunity to re-boot your business in a fundamental way — by truly putting the customer at the center of your culture. There are quick, old-fashioned methods to provide the right touch, even in our new no-touch world.

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3 Questions With Black’s Tire

“We encourage our stores and dealer partners to sell peace of mind, which is hard to put a price...

Modern Tire Dealer is kicking off a new series of interviews with independent tire dealers. We sat down with Rick Benton and Ryan Benton from Black's Tire Service Inc. and asked them questions about issues facing the tire industry. They addressed wholesale distribution, e-commerce and the search for technicians.

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Truck Tire Market: Mid-Year Report -- Tiremakers Discuss Impact of COVID-19, When Recovery Will Begin

“We anticipate recovery will happen sooner for the commercial TBR replacement segment than for...

The U.S. truck tire market looked much different at the end of last year than it does now. Through the end of 2019, 18.7 million medium truck tires had been shipped through the replacement downward trajectory, but numbers were still at respectable levels. And tonnage was increasing, albeit slightly. Then, not too long later, COVID-19 hit. And to say that things have not been the same since is an understatement.