Joy Kopcha

Joy Kopcha

Senior Editor & Digital Projects Editor

After more than a dozen years working as a newspaper reporter in Kansas, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, Joy Kopcha joined Modern Tire Dealer as senior editor in 2014. She has covered murder trials, a prison riot and more city council, county commission, and school board meetings than she cares to remember.

ARTICLES

The 'Best' and Busiest Online Tire Stores

People love lists, right? I do, anyway. And Newsweek and global researcher Statista have published an interesting one with insights on what’s important to online shoppers. They’ve named 1,000 online shops (websites) the “Best Online Shops 2021.” And yes, there are tire retailers in the mix.


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Next PLT Tariff Ruling Delayed to End of 2020

The ongoing investigation of whether passenger and light truck tires imported from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are being dumped in the U.S. market for less than fair value definitely won’t be settled in 2020. The Department of Commerce has agreed to a 50-day extension for preliminary determinations.


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Pandemic Paves the Way for Secondary Financing

Pandemic Paves the Way for Secondary Financing

Thousands of tire dealers across North America have turned to no-credit finance providers as a way to reach more customers and capture additional sales at the front counter. And now, with the economy in a constant state of uncertainty thanks to COVID-19, dealers say this service is even more critical.
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7 Things to Know About the 2020 Tire Market

Tire demand around the world was “severely depressed” during the first six months of 2020 - that’s how the Michelin Group put it. And as the industry tries to turn things around in the second half of the year, I thought it would be good to review Michelin’s current take on things.
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SEMA Seeks Input on Status of 2020 SEMA Show

SEMA Seeks Input on Status of 2020 SEMA Show

The Specialty Equipment Market Association continues to plan for an in-person 2020 SEMA Show, but organizers also are watching a spike in coronavirus cases in Las Vegas and working on a virtual element to meet the demand of international attendees who may face travel restrictions.
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3 Areas to Watch for a Commercial Rebound

3 Areas to Watch for a Commercial Rebound

From trucking to manufacturing to construction, Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. (SRNA) gathered data to paint a picture of the overall commercial sector as a way to calculate how it will affect the tire world. Here are takeaways from three key segments of the industry.
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