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Les Schwab No Longer Holds Exclusive Rights to Toyo in Northwest U.S.

For 52 years Les Schwab Tire Centers Inc. had an exclusive, multi-state territory with Toyo Tire USA Corp. That deal, which effectively locked out other tire dealers, including online retailers, from selling Toyo-branded products in the northwest corner of the U.S. has come to an end.  

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These New Chinese Truck Tire Tariffs Are Effective Immediately

It didn't take long for the truck tire tariffs to be implemented. On Jan. 30, 2019, the International Trade Commission reversed an earlier decision and ruled the U.S. tire market was being harmed by the importing of truck and bus tires from China.

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Yokohama's 2018 Earnings Fall on Slightly Higher Sales

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. posted net income of 35.6 billion yen on net sales of 650.2 billion yen for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. That compares to income of 40.0 billion yen on sales of 646.3 billion yen in fiscal 2017.

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Independents vs. Conglomerates: Who’s Winning the Battle for Tire-Buying Consumers?

It seems like every issue of Modern Tire Dealer has an announcement of a new acquisition by Monro Inc., Icahn Automotive Group LLC, Bridgestone Americas Inc. and the like. One would assume by reading these that what I call the company-owned conglomerates are “winning the war” for the hearts and minds of consumers, but I would disagree. I think tire dealers are winning right now.

The Alliance 551 Multiuse Professional features an R-3 block tread pattern with variable-depth sipes that provide extra biting surfaces as well as directional channels to clear snow and slush from the tread surface.
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Alliance Has New Snow Tire for MFWA Tractors

Alliance Tire Group Inc. (ATG) has released the Alliance 551 Multiuse Professional, a steel-belted radial designed for modified front-wheel drive assist (MFWA) tractors operating in snow and ice.

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Goodyear's Earnings Double in 2018

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. doubled its earnings in 2018, despite year-over-year declines in sales and volumes of 5% and 3%, respectively, in the fourth quarter.

Titan is offering three classes for its dealers in 2019.
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Titan Offers Multi-Level Dealer Training

After training more than 400 tire dealers in 2018, Titan International Inc. is expanding its sales training program in 2019 with both intermediate and advanced tire and wheel lessons.

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