Infrastructure legislation will be good for tire dealers. But don’t expect projects to start this year, Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training for the Tire Industry Association (TIA) told attendees of TIA’s recent OTR Tire Conference.
The Tire Industry Association will return to in-person, hands-on Advanced Earthmover Tire Service training on May 18 at Stellar Industries Inc.'s facility in Garner, Iowa. The course will last through May 20.
The consensus coming from speakers at the 64th annual Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road Tire Conference is that the economy is strong and prospects for growth in 2019 are expected. All of this spells moderate-to-strong demand for the OTR tire industry.
Now that my father has been out the tire business for almost a decade, he’s learning all kinds of interesting details regarding our after hours activities at the shop when we were kids. One of my personal favorites was the practice of strategically positioning scrap tires in the scrap tire trailer so they could be easily retrieved and installed on a friend’s car.
There was no hiding the pessimism and concern that attendees felt regarding the overall health of the OTR marketplace during the 2016 Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road Tire Conference held in San Diego earlier this year.