Commercial Business


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From Shoes to Cell Phones, Commercial Dealers Share Safety Tips

Over the past four years a group of commercial tire dealers has set aside competition in the name of improving safety across their businesses, as well as the whole industry. At this year’s Safety Leadership Summit, the group included more than 40 representatives of tire dealerships and industry suppliers and leaders, and they covered everything from cell phones to cribbing to shoes.

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Titan Chairman Morry Taylor Comments on Ag Market

'No One Knows When This Is Going to Slow Down'

"I started in 1973 and have never seen the business like this," Morry Taylor, chairman of Titan International Inc., recently said. "No one knows when this is going to slow down, but it's real hard to see any slowing anytime soon."

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Autel Energy Makes Global Debut

Autel Energy - Autel’s U.S. brand of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions - made its global debut at the North American International Auto Show Sept. 14 in Detroit, Mich. During the event, Autel showcased "an ecosystem of viable and reliable electric vehicle EV charging solutions."

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Ben Johnson to Present EV Session at ADAPT

Ben Johnson, director of product management for Mitchell 1, will present the Lunch & Learn: Electric Vehicles session titled, “EVs Are in Your Future! How Will it Impact Your Shop?” on Sept. 24 during the ADAPT Automotive Technology Summit in Arlington, Texas. 

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Torqata Teams with ATD for Hackathon

Torqata, in partnership with sponsors American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD), Google Cloud, and Continental Tire the America LLC, will host the 'Reinvent the Wheel’ Hackathon 2.0 on Nov. 11, 2022, at ATD’s headquarters in Huntersville, N.C.  

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Bridgestone Will Sell 25 More GCR Locations

Southern Tire Mart Recently Finalized Purchase of 26 GCR Centers

Bridgestone Americas Inc. says it is the final stages of selling 25 GCR Tires & Service locations and four retread plants to a couple of "strategic buyers." The transactions will close later this month.

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BendPak Rolls Out Dannmar D4-12A Lift

BendPak Inc. has introduced its new Dannmar D4-12A alignment lift which can be used to perform two- or four-wheel alignments and general service work on cars, SUVs and light trucks weighing up to 12,000 pounds. 

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Photos: Top Retreaders Expand for the Future

Retreaders endured an uneasy 2020, but they pushed forward with investments in facilities and technology as they remained focused on the future. Here's a look at the domestic retread tire market in 2021, and some of the people making things happen.