Articles by Ron Ledgard

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Podcast: Do You Have the Right HR Systems in Place? Real-World Advice From an Expert

Ever wonder if you have the right HR systems and processes in place? In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, Jamie Hasty, vice president of SESCO Management Consultants - which advises some of the country's leading tire dealerships - offers real-world advice, from how to optimize your employee interview process to compensation plans, employee handbooks and more.




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Podcast: Tire Industry Gears Up for Strong Finish to 2021

August has been an action-packed month for the North American tire industry. In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, MTD’s editors discuss the top stories of the last several weeks, while providing commentary and analysis that you will not find anywhere else. There’s a lot going on - including strong indicators that the positive momentum that our industry is generating will continue through the rest of the year. Learn all about it right here! 


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Service Equipment: Repair or Replace?

Consider Safety, Efficiency and Productivity When Deciding, say Experts
Having the right equipment can mean the difference between a store that is doing well or a store that is struggling. Craig Bruneel, president of Bruneel Point S Tire & Auto, learned that lesson years ago, and now all 12 of his locations have a process to evaluate whether it's time to replace or repair a piece of equipment.
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Podcast: MTD Editors Break Down The Top Tire Industry Stories of 2021

Join the editors of Modern Tire Dealer for The Modern Tire Dealer Show, a weekly podcast covering everything that’s important to tire dealers. In this episode, editors Mike Manges, Ron Ledgard and Joy Kopcha analyze the biggest tire industry stories of the last several months - from mergers and acquisitions to tire supply and the ongoing shipping crisis - and what they mean for you.


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Engine Technology Brings New Standards

Mileage Isn't Only Factor That Decides Time for Oil Changes

COVID-19 oozed into every part of our lives this past year and that includes the engines in our cars. Americans have driven less during the past 12 months, but that doesn’t mean oil changes should be happening any less frequently.


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Lessons Learned From COVID-19

Dealers Share 10 Ideas to Make Your Business Stronger

COVID-19 changed how independent tire dealerships do business — in many positive, profit-enhancing ways. One year later, 10 thriving tire dealers describe the quick, sometimes-tough decisions they made after the pandemic hit, how those changes made their businesses stronger and why other dealers should follow suit.


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