Pomp’s Tire Service Inc. is supporting the mission of Truckers Against Trafficking. The tire dealership has added the nonprofit’s logo and safety message onto its first truck, and the company is training its employees to be on the lookout for victims of human trafficking.
John Marshall, vice president of Grismer Tire Co., doesn’t have political aspirations, but he did recently have a few words for Ohio lawmakers. He says the theft of catalytic converters is so rampant, it’s not a matter of “if” - but “when” a vehicle owner will be the victim of the crime.
The world of retreading looks a lot like the rest of the U.S. tire industry. Customer demand is strong, but the supply side of the equation has been problematic. One issue is tread rubber. As one retreader puts it, his business is focusing “on maintaining customers, while our rubber supplier hurts us with terrible fill rates.”
Barnwell House of Tires is one of the biggest retreaders in the greater New York City area and one of the largest Goodyear retreaders nationwide. But the Central Islip, N.Y.-based commercial truck tire dealership didn’t start that way.
Tire dealership mergers and acquisitions continue unabated. And more commercial tire dealerships are getting in on the action. Here's a look at some recent purchases by - and of - commercial tire dealerships.
Specifics might vary, but the decision to work with a commercial tire dealership ultimately boils down to one thing - service. That was the consensus of attendees at Barnwell House of Tires’ recent fleet symposium in Central Islip, N.Y.
A tire importer has filed a complaint with the Federal Maritime Commission alleging that Evergreen Group, one of the world’s largest maritime shippers, has exploited its customers and manipulated the market to increase prices and profits.
Fuel prices are in the headlines now, but Dorsey Tire Co. Inc. was tracking incredible increases well before Russia waged war in Ukraine. In January, the tire dealership’s year-over-year fuel costs had increased 70%.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is responding to demand in the last-mile delivery sector with a new tire size in the Endurance RSA ULT. The tire is Goodyear's first "electric vehicle-ready" commercial tire.
Four tiremakers support revoking the tariffs on off-the-road tires made in India, and they say doing so wouldn’t harm the domestic OTR tire industry in the U.S. one bit. Titan Tire Corp. wholeheartedly disagrees.
Bridgestone Americas Inc.’s “information security incident” has done more than just shut down the company’s new tire production in North America. Tire dealers using the company’s BASys tool have lost efficiencies in retreading and the ability to track casings and tires.
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is projecting tire shipments in 2022 will surpass the record-setting numbers recorded in 2021. Overall, the group expects 5.1 million more tires will be shipped this year.
McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. is expanding its footprint in the Southeast with the acquisition of Piedmont Truck Tires Inc., a commercial tire dealership with 10 service locations and two retread plants in the Carolinas and Tennessee.
Despite supply chain constraints, the North American OTR tire market made a dramatic rebound in 2021. Infrastructure projects, elevated commodity prices and other factors will help ensure that demand for OTR tires remains robust in the new year, according to tire manufacturers.
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.