ITDG Plans Regional Meetings for Dealers

Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) is taking its show on the road in a series of seven regional meetings designed to make it easier and less expensive for members to attend.  


Industrial Tire Service Salesman Wins Top Prize From Continental

More than 300 salespeople from 69 tire dealerships qualified for a chance to run wild in a warehouse filled with prizes and grab as many as possible, courtesy of Continental Tire the Americas LLC. Wayne Winders from Industrial Tire Service Inc. will run in the inaugural "untamed dealer dash."  


Point S Italy Adds 50 More Locations

July 1 was a big day for Point S Italy. Professional Pneus, a network of independent tire dealers with 50 locations in the South of Italy, was the second group to join Point S on that day.

Bakari Howard is the corporate training supervisor for Falken, and he spearheads the Falken Academy classroom experience.

Photos: A Look at the New Falken Academy

Falken Tire Corp. has created a new in-person training program for tire dealers, and Modern Tire Dealer Senior Editor Joy Kopcha grabbed a seat in a June 2018 session. The two-day training includes one day in the classroom at Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. headquarters, and another day on the track and on the trail testing Falken products.


Nexen Next Level Program

Nexen Tire America Inc.’s Next Level program has already paid out $9 million to dealers all over the U.S.

Ken Hsu, director of marketing for TWI, speaks to more than 250 guests of the Tire One dealer group launch at Tire's Warehouse.

Tire's Warehouse rolls out Tire One program

Tire’s Warehouse Inc. (TWI) is kicking off its Tire One dealer marketing program. More than 250 guests attended an event in Southern California where independent dealers got an intimate look at how the program benefits can enhance their businesses.

Continental’s Bill Caldwell, left, and Travis Roffler, right, are joined by Cory Brown, owner of Tri State Tire and Auto. Brown runs a single location in Rapid City, S.D., and has two more locations under construction. His business is 95% retail with a 50/50 split between tire sales and automotive service. Brown says he also holds a 50/50 split in tire sales volume between passenger and light truck tires.

Good as GOLD

Incentive trips are generally the setting for companies to thank their top dealers for the business and spell out plans for the upcoming year. Continental Tire the Americas LLC (CTA) did just that in Nassau, Bahamas, last month with 260 of its GOLD dealers


‘Have we got a program for you’

There are more tire manufacturers with associate dealer programs now than there were just a few years ago. This trend is a reflection of more than competition among major tire manufacturers; it also underscores the strength of independent tire dealers, and their importance to their suppliers.

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