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MTD Facts Issue: Truck Tire Shipments Stayed Strong

Given all that happened during 2020, it’s no surprise that U.S. replacement passenger tire shipments were down for the year, dropping by around 9%. However, replacement medium/heavy truck tire shipment declines were not nearly as pronounced. Here's a detailed look at truck tire shipments, courtesy of MTD's 2021 Facts Issue.


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'Return to Normal?' Analyst John Healy Discusses Why The Tire Industry Will Move Forward - Not Backward - in 2021

As an analyst at Northcoast Research Holdings LLC, John Healy has a bird’s-eye view of the domestic tire industry. Healy, who also writes MTD’s monthly Your Marketplace column, calls 2020 “the most unpredictable and at the same time, the most surprising” year in recent memory. In this MTD exclusive, Healy explains why - and looks ahead to what 2021 will bring.

 


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‘Signs Point to Yes:' Six Questions Answered as MTD Peers Into the Future

Readers of a certain age will remember the Magic 8-Ball, that strange, plastic toy that provided instant answers to those all-important questions (“Will I ace my math test?” “Will I win the lottery?” “Will the Browns ever make it to the Super Bowl?”) I thought it would be fun to apply Magic 8-Ball-like answers to several tire industry-related questions that have been on my mind and could very well be on your mind, too.


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Paycheck Protection Program Will Reopen on Jan. 15

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration have announced that lenders with less than $1 billion in assets will be eligible to receive first and second draws in Paycheck Protection Program loan applications starting on Friday, Jan. 15.


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