In an effort to encourage motorists to check their tires during the winter driving season, in 2021 the Colorado Department of Transportation is recruiting tire retailers to join its database — a resource consumers can use to find a nearby tire store.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has agreed to narrow the scope of its tariff investigation into passenger and light truck tires, removing a few categories of tires from the weight of any tariffs for imports from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
This year has delivered plenty of challenges, but for Nokian Tyres Inc., it’s also brought growth. “We gained market share every month,” said Tommi Heinonen, director of sales for North America. “That means our dealers were trusting us and giving a fair share of their business to us even when times were quite nasty.
Plenty of truck tire manufacturers offer tools and software to monitor the health of a fleet’s tires. Some use chips. There are patches. Others utilize barcodes. With every new tracker or tracking system, the tire company develops its own tool to read and access the data.
Bigger tires with heavier farm equipment add up to more complex fitments. They require more precision and expertise. For Pat’s Tire Sales & Service Inc. in Chilton, Wis., the bigger the better. Those combines, large four-wheel-drive tractors and choppers drive this 42-year-old family business.
Tire dealers in need of a pep talk and a reminder of all they’ve encountered and adjusted to in 2020 need to look no further than Rich Kramer’s remarks that capped off the virtual conference hosted by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. “We’ve always known that each of you is essential to keep the world moving. Well, now everybody else knows, as well."
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will continue to focus on fleets in 2021 with new fuel-efficient-focused tires, three new retreads, plus a portal to help fleet managers manage multiple aspects of their tire programs.
During the opening session of its online customer conference, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s Steve McClellan acknowledged the negativity the company’s tire dealers faced when President Donald Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear tires.
Goodyear dealers won’t be gathering in Orlando in early 2021 as originally planned, so this week Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is hosting an online virtual conference to unveil its newest products to the marketplace, including a new line of all-terrain tires.
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BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors hosted about 150 customers for in-person training, equipment demonstrations and a trade show this month. In a year where most dealer events were canceled due to COVID-19, the BTS team wanted to find a safe way to offer the help it traditionally offers customers.
Fuel efficiency and a quiet, comfortable ride might not be the first things that come to mind when thinking about light truck tires. But the tiremakers designing original equipment LT tires indicate those are key considerations at work in the next generation of products.
Planning for the new year might seem especially daunting given the rollercoaster of 2020, but Mike Brown says this isn’t the time to wing it. “You don’t want to throw out strategy when things are uncertain.”
In 2021 the California Energy Commission (CEC) plans to implement a replacement tire efficiency program. Its goal is to ensure replacement tires sold in the state are just as energy efficient as the tires installed as original equipment on vehicles.
The wholesale division of Black’s Tire Service Inc. regularly plans events for its customers, bringing in vendors, trainers and speakers to talk about how they can improve their businesses. In 2020, that’s proven to be more important than ever. And so with safety precautions in place, the show will go on.
Five years after tariffs were imposed on passenger and light truck tires imported from China, the Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined removing those tariffs would likely result in tires being dumped in the U.S. market and subsidized by the Chinese government once again. As a result, both the anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed in 2015 will stand.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. recorded a net loss of $2 million in the third quarter — its fourth straight period with a loss. But yet this is a vast improvement over the first half of 2020, and Rich Kramer says industry conditions have recovered faster than the tiremaker expected.
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.
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.
The challenges of 2020 have been immense, and commercial tire dealers are doing their best to weather the storm. As Bob Berlin, president of Orange, Mass.-based Pete’s Tire Barns Inc., put it, “We’re pretty much flat for the year — and we’re happy.”