“Where do you see the retread market in 10 years?” That is the question Kevin Rohlwing, the Tire Industry Association’s senior vice president of training, asked industry experts as part of his article on the retread market for our October issue.
An inmate training company that operates a retread plant has joined the Marangoni Tread North America Inc. network and will produce the Marangoni Ringtread brand.
Clif Armstrong is taking his 20-plus years of commercial tire experience to Marangoni Tread North America Inc., where he will serve as vice president of new business development.
Pirelli's TP Commercial Solutions LLC is launching the first tire in its Tier 2 Formula brand — the Formula Driver II tire for long haul and regional all-position applications.
TP Commercial Solutions LLC, the commercial arm of Pirelli Tire North America Inc., has launched two Pirelli-brand truck tires as part of its G:85 series.
A year after announcing its plans to bring commercial truck tires to the U.S. and Canada, Pirelli's TP Commercial Solutions LLC is launching two brands and products for trucks, farm and off-the-road uses.
Valentine's Day 2017 is gone but not forgotten. It's time for commercial tire dealers to get some love.
The conference program for tire dealers attending the 3rd annual North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) will be even more robust this year than before, with double the number of programs.
There were fewer Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack and International trucks at the Mid-America Trucking Show this year because all the Class 8 original equipment truck manufacturers declined to attend. But tire manufacturers and marketers did their best to make up the difference in floor space.
Why in the world would any global tire manufacturer want to enter the ultra-competitive truck tire market in the U.S. and Canada at this time? Especially given the strength (ask any domestic retreader) of low-cost radial imports in the market?
Clif Armstrong has an enviable challenge for a longtime commercial tire industry veteran: to sell Pirelli truck tires in the U.S. And he is starting from scratch, because Pirelli has a zero presence in the domestic market. (Maybe that makes it an unenviable challenge!)
BestDrive LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Tire the Americas LLC, has acquired Hill Tire Co. in a deal that gives BestDrive a bigger commercial tire presence in the southeastern United States.
Following extensive field testing, the Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit of Continental Tire the Americas LLC is now selling the ContiPressureCheck commercial truck TPMS system.