New products and technologies from more than 2,500 exhibiting companies will be on display at AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas.
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AAPEX 2019 to Present Current and Future Technology

At this year's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX 2019), to be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, attendees will experience new product introductions, advanced training, and current and futuristic technology demonstrations.

The live demonstration of a 29.5R25 tire being replaced on a five-piece rim helped promote TIA's OTR technician training program.
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OTR Tire Demand Will Be Moderate to Strong this Year

The consensus coming from speakers at the Tire Industry Association’s 64th Annual Off-The-Road Conference is that the economy is strong and prospects for growth in 2019 are expected. All of this spells moderate to strong demand for tires in the OTR industry.

Figure 1: Identifying the transmitter activation tool (J-45295).
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TPMS: Nissan Titan 2004-2018

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the 2004 to 2018 Nissan Titan may also be referred to as the low tire pressure warning system. The instrument cluster may also be referred to as combination meter.

To highlight its OTR technician training program, TIA shot a live training demonstration that was being done on an articulating dump truck with a 29.5R25 tire being replaced on a five-piece rim.
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Photos: 2019 TIA OTR Tire Conference

The 64th Annual Off-the-Road Conference, sponsored by the Tire Industry Association, was held Feb. 20-23 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. With his trusty camera, Modern Tire Dealer Publisher Greg Smith was on hand to capture the event in pictures.

Maliyah Ramsey is a high school junior in Akron, Ohio, studying automotive technology at East Community Learning Center. Akron Public Schools is creating specific career-minded academies at each of its high schools, and it’s received a boost from Bridgestone Americas Inc. The tire maker sponsors the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, which includes an automotive curriculum, as well as electrical engineering, interactive media and welding classes.
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The Hunt for Technicians

"We have 21 locations and we could probably use 21 more technicians.” Tire dealers all over the country can feel Matt Jensen’s pain.

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Tire Discounters Attempts to Break a World Record

To raise awareness for tire or “donut” safety, Tire Discounters in Knoxville, Tenn., is partnering with local favorite Duck Donuts to attempt to break the world record for the tallest donut stack in one minute.

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Tenneco Spin-Off to be Called DRiV Incorporated

DRiV Incorporated is the name of the future publicly traded aftermarket and ride performance company that will launch in the second half of this year, following Tenneco Inc.’s separation into two independent companies, Tenneco has announced.

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