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A Mid-Year Report on Truck Tire Market Share

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.

Truck Tire Market Analysis

An unexpected surge in domestic truck tire demand in the second half led to a record number of replacement truck tire shipments in 2017. Unable to produce enough tires to meet the demand, Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturers lost market share versus 2016.

Anchor Brands Lose Some Share

Modern Tire Dealer and tire industry analyst Nick Mitchell have independently reached the same conclusion: Tier 2 and Tier 3 brands outperformed Tier 1 brands through the first 10 months of the year based on unit growth.  

Sumitomo/Goodyear: Performance was an issue

When Sam Gibara-led Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. entered into an alliance with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. in 1999, it was considered by all accounts a bold move. Not everyone, however, was optimistic that the union would work out for both parties.

High and UHP tire number crunching

You would be hard-pressed to find a segment of the automotive aftermarket that has had the dramatic, sustained growth of ultra-high performance tires. Would you believe a 947% increase in the United States over the last 20 years?