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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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Tariffs Georgia Ports Containers

Updated: All Tariffs on Chinese PLT Tires Will Remain

Without Tariffs, DOC Predicts Market Would Return to Previous Conditions

Five years after tariffs were imposed on passenger and light truck tires imported from China, the Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined removing those tariffs would likely result in tires being dumped in the U.S. market and subsidized by the Chinese government once again. As a result, both the anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed in 2015 will stand.


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BKT

BKT Remains 'Focused on Growth,' Says Kershaw

Despite lingering uncertainties caused by COVID-19 and other factors, “there has been very strong demand for products in the ag market,” says Doug Kershaw, vice president of BKT USA Inc. In this MTD exclusive, Kershaw discusses the impact of the pandemic on BKT’s North American ag tire business, the current state of ag tire demand in the U.S. and Canada and more.


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Michelin

Michelin Says Global Tire Demand is Rebounding

The Michelin Group's sales through the third quarter of 2020 totaled 15 billion euros, down nearly 17% from the same nine-month period in 2019. But the company says global tire demand picked up "more strongly than expected" during the third quarter.


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TIA

Incoming TIA President Nothdurft Outlines Key Issues for 2021

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will have a new president next month, when Dan Nothdurft takes the organization's helm. In this interview, Nothdurft - who is the president of Tires Tires Tires, a four-location, independent tire dealership based in Sioux City, Iowa - previews some of the things that TIA members can expect to see from the association in 2021. This includes the continuation of TIA’s popular training webinars and other efforts.


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Webinar

'Preparing to Win in 2021:' Register Now for Oct. 22 MTD Webinar

Are you doing everything you can to make 2021 the most successful year in the history of your dealership? Join MTD on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. EDT for an exclusive webinar, “Preparing to Win in 2021," during which tire industry executives and experts will share advice and best practices that you can immediately implement at your business.

 

 


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PTNA

MTD Exclusive: CEO Berardi Outlines Pirelli's Plans for North America

Pietro Berardi is no stranger to the automotive aftermarket, having held senior leadership positions in the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance and FCA Group. Seven months into his role as CEO of Pirelli Tire North America Inc. (PTNA), Berardi also has become an expert on the North American tire industry. In this MTD exclusive, Berardi - who has been tasked with strengthening Pirelli's presence in North America - discusses the company's product strategy, its participation in the future mobility ecosystem, his take on the market as 2020 winds down and other topics.


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SimpleTire

MTD Exclusive: SimpleTire Invests in New Site, Operations

Online tire seller SimpleTire LLC is making major investments in its operation - starting with a revamped website that recently went live, according to SimpleTire CEO Andy Chalofsky. In this MTD exclusive, Chalofsky discusses additional enhancements, plus changing tire dealer perceptions of e-commerce, the impact of COVID-19 on consumer buying preferences and other topics.


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