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Top challenges: Recruitment and regulations

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What issues will preoccupy tire dealers in the next 12 months? Employee recruitment, government regulation, margin pressures and casing supply.

Joe Flynn, president of Flynn’s Tire Group in Middlesex, Pa., asks how the industry can recruit young people. “I think society has given our industry a bad/dirty brand image,” he says.

The biggest challenges for Robert Kellogg, president of Warren Tire Service Center Inc. in Queensbury, N.Y., are health insurance and workers compensation. “They both continue to take a larger percentage of our operating budget.”

To see what dealers told Modern Tire Dealer, read “Dealers say recruitment and regulations are top challenges in 2015” online, and in the December digital or print issue. Are the same issues affecting your operations? Let us know by leaving a comment! 

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