Don't Miss the 2021 MTD 100!

July 21, 2021

Each July, MTD presents the most anticipated tire industry ranking of the year - the MTD 100, which is the most comprehensive look at the 100 largest independent tire dealerships in the U.S. that you will find anywhere.

The MTD 100 drills down into vital stats like tire dealership ownership, number of outlets (broken out by retail-only, commercial-only and combination retail and commercial), number of distribution centers and - this is the part I always find to be particularly fascinating - tire brands that each dealership carries. (You will see some interesting names on the 2021 list!)

This year’s iteration of the MTD 100 is featured in both the print edition of the July 2021 MTD and also digitally

And that’s not all the July issue of MTD contains. 

In the lead-in to our 2021 MTD 100, I interviewed top executives at five of the 10 biggest dealerships on the list - starting with Dean Muglia, the CEO of Discount Tire. (This is the first interview Dean has ever granted to a tire industry publication and you will not want to miss it.)

I also interview Laurent Bourrut, the new president and CEO of TBC Corp.,  about his company’s retail tire strategy. (TBC’s departing president and CEO, Erik Olsen, also provides his commentary and insight.)

I talk with Frank Kneller, CEO of Sun Auto Tire & Service Inc. - formerly GB Auto Service Inc. - about that organization’s M&A-fueled growth. 

Jamie Ward, president and CEO of Tire Discounters Inc., talks about why Tire Discounters puts “no limit” on its growth. (He also provides an update on the company’s franchise program, which you can read more about here.) 

And Don Barnes III, president of Belle Tire Distributors Inc., shares the secrets of his dealership’s rapid growth and why Belle Tire recently chose to enter the Chicago market.

And while we’re talking all things MTD 100, make sure you tune into the newest episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, in which MTD Senior Editor Joy Kopcha, MTD Managing Editor Ron Ledgard and yours truly break down this year’s list. 

Who has the most outlets? Who carries the most tire brands? Who joined the list for the first time? Who saw the greatest upward movement? We cover all this and more - including a fun trip down memory lane as we look at the biggest tire dealerships from 25 years ago.

You can access the episode - and all past Modern Tire Dealer Show “airings” - here. You also can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. Thanks for listening - and reading!
About the Author

Mike Manges | Editor

Mike Manges is Modern Tire Dealer’s editor. A 25-year tire industry veteran, he is a three-time International Automotive Media Association award winner and holds a Gold Award from the Association of Automotive Publication Editors. Mike has traveled the world in pursuit of stories that will help independent tire dealers move their businesses forward. Before rejoining MTD in September 2019, he held corporate communications positions at two Fortune 500 companies and served as MTD’s senior editor from 2000 to 2010.