Since Modern Tire Dealer began assembling the list of low rolling resistance truck tires that are SmartWay-verified, the number of qualifying tires and brands has increased dramatically. In the last three years, the number of SmartWay-verified truck tires has doubled, from 612 steer, drive, all-position and trailer tires in 2015 to 1,226 truck tires this year. Compared only to last year, the number is up 23.4%. The number of brands on the list has spiked as well over the same three-year period, from 193 to 270. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says using SmartWay-verified tires can achieve fuel savings of 3% if: All tires are properly inflated, based on the manufacturer’s specifications. They are used on Class 8, line-haul tractor trailers. They are used on the axle positions for which verification is specified. (For tractors equipped with 6x2 drivetrains, verified steer or trailer tires may be used on the tag axle with tire manufacturer approval. Even if low rolling resistance tires are only used on the tractor or trailer, the EPA says there will be incremental fuel savings.
Until daily life came to a near standstill to help stop the spread of COVID-19, many of the nation’s top retreaders were optimistic for 2020. Here's what they were up to.
These are interesting times. This aptly sums up the state of the North American tire industry at the dealer, wholesale distribution and manufacturer levels. Here is MTD's exclusive industry snapshot.
Original equipment and replacement farm and agricultural tire market shares for 2019.
Southern Tire Mart, Best-One Tire Group and Snider Fleet Solutions lead Modern Tire Dealer's 2019 rankings of the top 25 independent commercial tire dealers in the U.S. Find out who else made the 2019 list.
From Discount Tire with 1,033 locations to Jack’s Tire & Oil with 12 stores, Modern Tire Dealer ranks the top 100 independent tire dealers in the U.S. by number of retail, commercial and combination commercial/retail outlets. MTD's exclusive list also shows wholesale outlets and the tire brands sold by each dealer. The 2019 Modern Tire Dealer 100 concludes with a look at mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs and other channels for selling tires.
Modern Tire Dealer ranks the top 100 retreaders in the U.S. based on the average amount of tread rubber used. Get the metrics for the nation’s top retreaders: number of shops, process, and number and type of retreads produced per day.
A record 214.3 million domestically produced and imported passenger tires were shipped in the U.S. in 2018. That’s nearly 30 million more than 10 years ago! Here's the data.
2018 U.S. OE and Replacement Farm Tire Market Shares
McCarthy Tire Service Inc. holds the No. 7 spot on MTD's Top 25 Commercial Tire Dealers chart. The company cites employee recruitment and retention as a significant headwind. But the Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-based company continues to grow, adding outlets in Mount Joy, Pa., Philadelphia, Pa., and Albany, N.Y. In Horseheads, N.Y., the company moved commercial truck operations to a new facility less than a mile away and renovated an existing building into a retread plant. Read on to find out who made the list.
Many dealerships on the 2018 Modern Tire Dealer 100 are investing in brick-and-mortar locations to create a larger geographic footprint. The owners feel it is essential to compete against online sales, shrinking tire margins and a tight labor market. See who made the list of the top 100 independent tire dealers in the U.S.
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