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Cover Story - November 2019

How to Catch (and Retain) Great Employees

By: Dennis McCarron

Managing the human resources function properly is critical to the success of any business. Modern Tire Dealer columnist Dennis McCarron breaks the major areas of HR into four buckets and offers tips for managing each.

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Outgoing Tire Industry Association President John Evankovich is director of Sam’s Clubs’ tire and battery centers.

Environmental Issues Took Top Priority for Outgoing TIA President

John Evankovich, outgoing president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), has worked nearly 30 years at Sam’s Club Inc. in Bentonville, Ark. He started out as a tire technician, was promoted to management positions over the years, and 15 years ago was named director of the company’s tire and battery centers.

Figure 1: Identifying the tire pressure sensor components.

TPMS: Chrysler Jeep and Renegade, 2015-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2015–2017 Chrysler Jeeps and Jeep Renegades is provided as standard on all models and shows the tire pressure values through a dedicated submenu in the instrument panel display.


Trust Trumps Features and Benefits: First, Seek to Understand. Then Sell

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 150 million people currently employed in the U.S. Out of all those hard-working people, about 15 million or so consider themselves to be salespeople. So, essentially, one in every 10 working Americans is out there, trying to sell something for a living.

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