Commercial Business

STM

Southern Tire Mart, Pilot Flying J Form Strategic Alliance

Southern Tire Mart, the largest independent commercial tire dealership in the U.S., and Pilot Co. have formed a strategic alliance, Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying J, that "will leverage the strengths and conveniences of Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers, as well as the tire and maintenance
expertise of Southern Tire Mart."


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ACT

Truck Demand Heads Into 2021 with a 'Bang,' Says ACT

“Commercial vehicle demand is heading into 2021 with a bang, resulting from consumer and business spending substitution from services to goods, inventory rebuilding and the sidelining of drivers, just to mention a few,” says Kenny Vieth, president of ACT Research, which tracks trucking industry trends.


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ATA

Business Will Be Up Down on the Farm, Says Alliance

Next year should be a good one for the ag tire market in North America, according to Nick Phillippi, national product manager, agriculture, Alliance Tire Americas Inc. "I think we'll see a nice bump in farmers' investment in equipment in 2021, whether it's in new machinery sales or in buying good used machines," he says. 


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MNA OTR

Michelin Rounds Out 49-Inch OTR Tire Lineup

Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the Michelin XD Mineworks, a new 49-inch tire for 100-ton mining and quarry dump trucks. The tire is available in size 27.00R49 and completes the company's 49-inch OTR tire portfolio.


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