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Now on this Web site under Feature Highlight and in our Features section is an enhanced version of Modern Tire Dealer magazine's June article, "Trucking industry up-shift boosts tire sales, say dealers: But raw material costs, gray market tires, low-cost imports remain challenges."

Senior Editor Mike Manges interviewed four tire dealers -- Jerry Bauer, Dennis Dickson, Jim McCurdy and Jim Stankiewicz -- to get their views on the medium truck tire market today and in the future.

Bauer is president of Durand, Wis.-based Bauer Built Inc.; Dickson owns Indianapolis, Ind.-based Indy Tire Centers Inc.; McCurdy is vice president of sales for Maine Commercial Tire Inc. in Bangor, Maine; and Stankiewicz is president of Charleroi, Pa.-based Valley Tire Co. Inc.

Their views on the significant issues facing truck tires dealers -- including gray market tires, fuel costs, the health of the trucking industry and more -- are insightful and illuminating.

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