Industry News



Are Sellout Trends Starting to Moderate?

Consumer Tire Demand 'Lost Stream' Near End of 2022

Our recent conversations with tire dealers leave us with the view that retail sellout trends have lost a bit of steam year-over-year. Sellout trends moved lower in December 2022 versus December 2021 levels.

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Kenda Joins Formula DRIFT PRO as the Official Tire Supplier

American Kenda Rubber Co. Ltd. has announced it is the official tire supplier to the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship for 2023. Kenda joins four existing tire suppliers and has initially signed a two-year agreement to supply its ultra-high performance (UHP) Vezda UHP MAX tire to Formula drivers for all eight rounds of the 2023 season.

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Prinx Unveils Roadside Assistance Program for ST Tires

Prinx Chengshan Tire North America Inc. has introduced the Fortune Tires' new Premium Tire Roadside Assistance Program for ST radial tires. The Premium Tire Roadside Assistance program has several benefits in the event a flat tire should occur with a Fortune ST radial tire.

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Healy Talks EVs, War, Dealer Priorities and More

‘We See the Proliferation of EV Fitments As a Catalyst For Unit Demand’

Tire industry analyst John Healy shares his thoughts on electric vehicles, the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the North American tire market, what tire dealers should prepare for and more in the third part of this exclusive interview. 

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Hankook Expands Commercial Line with SmartFlex DL15+

Hankook Tire America Corp. has added to its commercial truck and bus product line with the SmartFlex DL15+ tire. The SmartWay-approved tire boasts several new tread design features to enhance overall traction performance and increase fuel efficiency for regional and long-haul fitments. 

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Bridgestone Adds All-Position M863 Truck Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has introduced the M863 all-position radial tire designed for increased durability for on- and off-highway fleets. The M863 was made for tough trucks, concrete mixers, dump trucks, construction fleets and logging trucks.  

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