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3 Areas to Watch for a Commercial Rebound

From trucking to manufacturing to construction, Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. (SRNA) gathered data to paint a picture of the overall commercial sector as a way to calculate how it will affect the tire world. Here are takeaways from three key segments of the industry.

Truck Tire Market Report: SRNA's Klimm Says 'Worst is Behind Us'

Like other manufacturers, Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) has not been immune to the impact of COVID-19. That includes the effect on truck tire demand. However, “it appears that the worst is behind us,” Bob Klimm, SRNA’s director of TBR sales, said during the company’s latest online dealer forum.

Sumitomo's Snapshot of the Tire Industry Amid COVID-19

The U.S. tire industry was already off to a rough start in 2020 before the coronavirus. That's one takeaway from Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc.'s first virtual dealer forum. We've compiled five more takeaways, covering the original equipment and replacement tire markets in both the consumer and truck tire businesses.