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Midas Marks 65 Years

TBC Corp. is celebrating 65 years of the Midas brand this year, and says just as its founder built a business responding to the market's needs in 1956, the brand continues to do the same in 2021.


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Tuffy Tire Stores Donate to MDA

During a two-month campaign Tuffy Tire &  Auto Service Centers raised more than $7,000 for the Central Florida Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tuffy locations in central Florida and around the U.S. supported the effort.


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EVs

Washington State Sets Aggressive EV Deadline

The state of Washington has passed a law establishing a 2030 target for phasing out the sale of gas-powered vehicles. It sets the most aggressive state goal in the U.S. for moving to an all-electric future and puts Washington five years ahead of California's 2035 target.


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Apollo

Apollo Launches North American Truck Tire Line

Company Wants 'Servicing Dealers' for Distribution Network

Apollo Tyres is taking aim at the North American commercial truck tire market with the introduction of Apollo brand medium truck tires next month. The roll-out represents the culmination of nearly five years of research and three years of real-world testing by trucking fleets across various vocations.


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ITDG

Program, Dealer Group Offerings Continue to Evolve

But the 'Basics' Are Still Valued by Members

“The industry looks considerably different than it did 15 years ago, both in the retail marketplace and the manufacturing and distribution arenas,” says Dave Marks, president and CEO of the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC. “It’s impacting all sides of the market.” 


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Gallagher Tire

Gallagher Tire Uses Web Portal to Grow Specialty Tire Sales

It’s probably safe to say that as a product segment, specialty tires are not normally associated with e-commerce — at least in the minds of most consumers. But then again, specialty tire enthusiasts are not standard tire buyers, says J.P Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Tire, a specialty tire wholesale distributor based in Spring City, Pa.  And Gallagher Tire, he adds, is not your average tire dealership.


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Wegmann Alligator TPMS trailers

Alligator TPMS Sensors Pair With GM Towing Package

A new feature for certain models of the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra (2019-2021 1500 & 2020-2021 HD) is an option to monitor the tire pressure of the trailer wheels on the truck's dashboard. Alligator-brand Sens.it RS universal TPMS sensors can be used on those trailer wheel positions.


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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.