At a press conference last year during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Triangle Group executives talked about plans for the U.S. market. Since that time, the company has opened a wholly-owned subsidiary in the U.S. and brought in Manny Cicero as its CEO.
Each month we ask members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) a question or questions on a current hot topic. This month we asked, “How have the tariffs on Chinese consumer tire imports affected pricing in your area?” Here are some of their responses.
The relentless flow of Tier 4 medium truck tires from China continues to challenge the profitability of retreading operations. Respondents to Modern Tire Dealer’s annual survey of the nation’s largest commercial tire dealers expect no relief. In a culture obsessed with getting the best deal on every purchase, the prices of truck tires from China are too low for their customers to ignore.