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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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Yokohama Tire Competes in King of the Hammers Race

Yokohama Tire Corp. off-road teams are heading to Johnson Valley, Calif. for the annual King of the Hammers (KOH) race, Feb. 4-11. All Yokohama drivers will be on GEOLANDAR off-road tires. KOH, which is the season opener for the Ultra4 National Series racing tour, combines desert racing and rock crawling. 


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ITDG Names Jason Rook President, CEO

The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC has named Jason Rook its next president and CEO. Rook will replace Dave Marks, who is retiring this year after successfully leading the group for the past five years.


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Monro Prepares For Another Acquisition

In its recently published financials. Monro Inc. said that it “has executed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire four additional stores in Iowa and one additional store in Illinois, further expanding the company’s reach in the Midwest region.”


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Bridgestone Introduces 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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Hankook Expands TBR 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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Point S Plans to Nearly Double Store Total in 5 Years

Co-op Wants 500 Stores in 50 States

Point S tire dealers in the U.S. closed the 2022 books with a 10% increase in sales and a multi-faceted plan to keep those increases coming in the future. That plan includes rolling out the welcome mat for new dealers who are looking for buying power, but aren’t necessarily ready to rebrand and commit to the blue and green way of life.


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BendPak Improves EV Battery Scissor Lift

BendPak Inc. has improved, expanded and branded its EV battery scissor lift table lineup, by creating the new Mobi-EVSTM EV battery and powertrain lifting systems. The systems include an upgraded model and a higher-capacity model, EV4000SL.  


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Belle Tire Contest Shows Appreciation for Techs

Golden Tire Iron Competition Recognizes ‘The Backbone of Our Business’

How fast do you think it would take your best tire technicians to change a set of four tires? Belle Tire Distributors Ltd. knows the answer to that question thanks to its recent employee appreciation effort – the Golden Tire Iron competition. 


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Monro Reports Latest Financial Results

Monro Inc.'s sales decreased 1.9% to $335.2 million during the company's third quarter due to the sell-off of its "wholesale tire and distribution assets," according to Monro officials. However, Monro's comparable store sales increased by 5.6%,


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