May MTD looks at tread depth minimums

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If a consumer tire has a tread depth of 2/32nds-inch, are you safe to drive on it? Modern Tire Dealer examines the controversy surrounding tread depth minimums in its May issue.

MTD Editor Bob Ulrich's article, "2/32nds-inch: safe or not?," contains comments from several tire manufacturers, as well as the federal government, regarding this hot topic.

The May issue of MTD also contains articles about:

* private brand tires, including pricing and positioning, with exclusive data generated by MTD's 2008 Private Brand Tire Study.

* how tire dealers across the country are making money by telling "the nitrogen story."

* how independent tire retailers fared during the first quarter in unit sales vs. dollars.

* new products for the specialty and industrial tire markets.

In addition, the May 2008 MTD brings you coverage of recent tire dealer meetings and business developments that are critical to your profitability.

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