“The only constant is change.” I don’t know who originally said this, but it certainly applies to our industry.
One hundred years. More than 1,200 covers, including convention extras and product catalogs. With all those choices, how do you choose the best 10 Modern Tire Dealer covers?
Jamie Ma, chairman and CEO of Federal Tire North America LLC, has shaken up his light truck tire lineup. The results are something a little... different.
Kenda USA introduced its latest light truck tire during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas in November. The Klever A/T2 KR628 features “Tier 1 quality at a top Tier 3 price,” said Jimmy Yang, president of American Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd. Yang is also chairman of Kenda’s parent company in Taiwan.
Pent-up demand is expected to help the farm tire replacement market overcome headwinds caused by trade tensions and harsh weather.
”Hey, Bobby, there’s a job opening over here at Modern Tire Dealer. You should apply.” With that phone call in March of 1985, former MTD Senior Editor Jim Smith changed my life. I did apply for the job of assistant editor, got it, and began working before the month was over.
As tire program manager for Consumer Reports, Gene Petersen knows what consumers want and need during the winter months. That perspective can give you an edge when your customers drive into your bays after the temperature starts to drop.
“I used to be a bullfighter.” Jose Rios told me that on a business trip to China in 2010. That trip ranks as my favorite during my 34-year career at Modern Tire Dealer.
Is it possible to stay in the tire business for 100 years? Nearly two dozen independent tire dealerships have overcome the challenges of change to grow for a century or more.
There have been nine editors of Modern Tire Dealer in its 100-year history. Nine. Not even double figures in editors. Must be a great job!
While we were planning our year-long coverage of our 100th anniversary, there was one thing Publisher Greg Smith insisted we run at some time: the hot dog story.
We're half way through 2019, and Modern Tire Dealer calculates 26 brands hold at least a piece of the pie — that is, at least 1% of the U.S. replacement truck tire market share.
Is it a technological breakthrough? Hardly. But we did see Ford Motor Co. play up tires in a press release, so clearly the vehicle maker sees a marketing opportunity.
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