Fill rates will get worse, not better
The 9.0-point earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, will affect the country in many ways for years to come.
Japanese tire manufacturers have been affected in varying degrees. They have been cautious about starting up production at their damaged plants.
This will certainly affect tire shipments to the United States.
In his latest video blog, Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich addresses this issue. To view it on MTD TV, click here.
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