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Titan Is 'Optimistic Heading into 2021,' Says Hawkins

More good things are around the corner for ag tire manufacturers and dealers, Paul Hawkins, senior vice president of aftermarket sales for Titan International Inc., recently told MTD. In this exclusive interview, Hawkins discusses the state of ag tire demand in North America, new products that Titan will roll out during 2021 and more.


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Burt

Dealers Target Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

How Dealers are Servicing This Fast-Growing Segment

Driven by e-commerce and the proliferation of distribution hubs, there are more last-mile delivery vans on the road than ever before, creating additional tire and service opportunities for enterprising tire dealers. Here's how two leading tire dealerships are pursuing this rapidly growing segment, as they share what's working for them.


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Barnwell

Barnwell House of Tires Completes 'Corona Shift'

Eight months ago, Barnwell House of Tires found itself at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, supplying tires and related services that enabled waste haul, utility and other essential fleets to operate, while enacting measures to protect the well-being of its customers and employees. “The Big Apple” is no longer the nexus of the pandemic and Barnwell has emerged as a stronger, more nimble company. Scott Weeden, the dealership’s vice president of sales, calls it “the corona shift.”


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TIA Adds Three Weeks of Virtual Classes to Schedule

The Tire Industry Association is adding three weeks of virtual classes to its December training schedule. The first two weeks will highlight the association's Automotive Tire Service courses and the third week will offer a 200-level Basic Commercial Tire Service training class.


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Hunter

Hunter Rolls Out New Equipment During Innovation Expo

Hunter Engineering Co. has unveiled a number of new equipment solutions, including its Quick Check Drive and Quick Check Edge heavy-duty inspection system, which can "cycle trucks through continuously, eliminating the need for stopping or labor," according to Hunter officials.


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BKT OTR

New 57-Inch BKT OTR Tire Is In Testing Phase

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) has unveiled a 57-inch OTR tire prototype that is currently in the testing phase. The Earthmax SR 468 is the latest addition to BKT's Earthmax family of OTR tires and has been designed for rigid dump truck applications.


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