China made a big comeback in 2018 in the truck tire market.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Sailun Vietnam Co. Ltd. are forming a joint venture and plan to build a tire factory to produce truck and bus (TBR) tires in Vietnam.
Simple Tire LLC is making the search for SmartWay-verified truck tires simpler. Users of the online platform can now sort and filter their search results based on tires that have earned the SmartWay label.
The new Hercules Strong Guard HTL trailer tire carries a seven-year limited protection policy including free tire replacement during the first 50% of usable tread life under the workmanship and materials coverage.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has a new partner for truck and bus radial (TBR) tire production in China. Sailun Jinyu Group Co. Ltd. is acquiring the 35% stake in Cooper Qingdao Tire Co. from Qingdao Yiyuan Investment Co. Ltd. (QYI)
Prices of Kumho brand passenger, light truck and medium truck tires sold in the U.S. will increase by up to 6% on Oct. 1, 2018.
J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. is offering carriers and their drivers discounts on products and services — including tires from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is amping up its lineup of ultra-wide-base tires with two new offerings, the GDL633 FS for the drive axle position and the GTL933 FS for trailers in long haul applications.
Ben Johnson is joining Bridgestone Americas Inc. as director of marketing for the commercial truck bus radial (TBR) tire business. Johnson comes to the tire maker from Kimberly-Clark Corp.
BestDrive LLC, a Continental tire and ContiLifeCycle commercial tire dealer and retreader, has entered the Texas market and opened two locations, one near Dallas and another in San Antonio.
The new Sumitomo ST719 all position tire for metro and regional applications is designed to offer greater wear, stone-ejecting performance and improved retreadability than its predecessors.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is bringing the Giti brand to North America with a full lineup of commercial truck tires.
TBC Brands LLC has introduced the Sailun S668 regional all position tire for use in the most severe trailer applications.