Video commentary No. 5: Enjoy OTR tire prices while you can

Jan. 20, 2007

The fifth video commentary by Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich is up and running.

The link to the video -- "Enjoy OTR tire prices while you can" -- is located near the upper right-hand corner of our home page under "Video Highlights."

The severe shortage of large OTR tires will continue well into 2008, says Ulrich. Because of imports, however, domestic civilian large OTR tire shipments actually were up in 2006 compared to the previous year. Ulrich's comments are backed up by information from MTD's 2007 January Facts Issue, its 41st annual industry overview.

We are not only updating the videos on a continual basis, but also archiving past videos in an easily usable manner. Here's the list of previous commentaries:

11/08/2006, "Tire dealers speak out on strike."

10/11/2006, "No-shows at SEMA Show."

09/01/2006, "What if… a TPMS opportunity missed"

08/14/2006, "China's effect on the U.S. tire market."

We've also made it easy for you to comment on the video; you can voice your opinion with a simple mouse click! So check out the latest video, and let us know what you think!