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Sumitomo Remote TPMS Testing

Sumitomo Tests Remote TPMS in Japan

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has begun testing a tire pressure management solutions (TPMS) service that provides remote monitoring of tire pressure and tire temperature. The tiremaker is working with partners in Japan to monitor the consumer tires on vehicles leased and rented to the public.


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TIA Comments on Highway Bill Extension

The United States Senate’s recently passed continuing resolution for funding the federal government through Dec. 11 includes a one-year extension of the current surface transportation authorization with flat funding.


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SimpleTire

MTD Exclusive: SimpleTire Invests in New Site, Operations

Online tire seller SimpleTire LLC is making major investments in its operation - starting with a revamped website that recently went live, according to SimpleTire CEO Andy Chalofsky. In this MTD exclusive, Chalofsky discusses additional enhancements, plus changing tire dealer perceptions of e-commerce, the impact of COVID-19 on consumer buying preferences and other topics.


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TBC Announces Additional Executive Changes

TBC Corp. has hired Rodger Smith to be the president and COO of National Tire Warehouse (NTW.) TBC also has announced that Don Byrd, the current president and COO of NTW, will replace Glenn Gravatt, president and COO of TBC Purchasing Co., when Gravatt retires in March 2021.


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