March 28, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- It took nearly a decade to get 1 million X One tires in service across North America, but less than four years later, Michelin has topped the 2 million tire mark. Michelin celebrates the milestone with its most fuel efficient trailer tire ever.
Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires, Wide-Base Tires, Michelin
March 24, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Truck Tire Care centers has added tire brand offerings from Goodyear and Continental and is expanding the number of locations offering light mechanical services.
Tags: Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops
Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted Dan Funkhouser to director of commercial dealer business, responsible for all commercial dealer and associated national account business.
Tags: Yokohama, Leadership, Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People
The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau will hold a "Spot The Retreads" competition at the Mid-America Trucking Show from March 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America has opened a newly built TA Truck Service facility located at I-40, Exit 283 in Holbrook, Ariz. It offers four service bays, and is open 24/7/365. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.
Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Breakdowns, I-40
March 20, 2014 - Industry News
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has promoted Kurt Danielson to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. In addition to his new position he also will assume the role of senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas.
Tags: Firestone, Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
Double Coin Tires and CMA now has a second North American distribution center with the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Tags: Double Coin, Tires, Wheels, CMA
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
Continental Tire the Americas has appointed new management to its Commercial Vehicle Tire group, which encompasses medium radial truck tires and commercial specialty tires.
Tags: Continental, Leadership, Tires, Wheels, People
February 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network continues to expand with the addition of a new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Aftermarket, Wheels, Expansion
January 9, 2014 - Industry News
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has expanded its Goodyear Authorized Retread network with the addition of Colonial Tire Distributors, a Richmond, Va.-based firm that serves trucking fleets with new Goodyear commercial truck tires, Goodyear retreads, and other products and services.
Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Aftermarket, Retreads, Expansion
December 30, 2013 - Industry News
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said it will pursue damages against Apollo Tyres Ltd. in a webcast following the announcement of its decision to terminate the merger agreement, according to Modern Tire Dealer, a sister publication of HDT.
Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Mergers & Acquisitions, Apollo Tyre
December 23, 2013 - Industry News
Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is not a significant player in the medium truck tire market. But CEO and President H.E. “Harry” Choi hopes to change that, as he explains in an interview with HDT sister publication Modern Tire Dealer.
Tags: Kumho Tire U.S.A., Tires
December 18, 2013 - Industry News
The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau joined forces with the American Commercial Tire Network to launch a video that highlights the massive environmental benefits of tire retreading.
Tags: TRIB, Tires, Retreads
December 17, 2013 - Industry News
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new Commercial Tire & Service Center to its network in Tulsa, Okla., expanding its offerings in the state.
Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Wheels, Expansion
December 16, 2013 - Industry News
Michelin North America has announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires, sold in both the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Michelin, Recalls, Tires
December 11, 2013 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring Foreign Tire Sales Inc. to recall 2,659 truck tires because of inaccurate load and inflation information on the tires.
Tags: DOT, Recalls, Tires, NHTSA, Foreign Tire Sales
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
Yokohama Rubber and Kumho Tire signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 29 to start discussions of technology exchanges and a capital alliance premised on cross-shareholdings.
Tags: Kumho Tire U.S.A., Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp.
November 18, 2013 - Industry News
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced that the Delaware Supreme Court has granted its request for an expedited hearing of its appeal to a partial ruling rendered by Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III in the case Cooper filed against Apollo Tyres.
Tags: Tires, Litigation
November 11, 2013 - Industry News
On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Judge Sam Glasscock III, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, ruled that Apollo was not in breach of its merger agreement with Cooper, which had filed a complaint to the contrary.
Tags: Tires, Litigation, Apollo Tyre, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
November 1, 2013 - Industry News
Goodyear's Smart Fleet Program provides full access to many benefits enjoyed by larger fleets, including premium Goodyear tires, published pricing, 24/7 road service and more.
Tags: Goodyear, Smart Fleet, Tires
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
Starting this month, Goodyear will begin the process of rebranding its Wingfoot locations as Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.
Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Wingfoot, Wingfoot Truck Care Center
October 14, 2013 - Industry News
Bridgestone Americas Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., has completed its Agro Operations Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, Ariz. The research farm will supply guayule biomass for rubber production at the company’s BioRubber Process Research Center, which is currently under construction in Mesa, Ariz.
Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Wheels, Guayule
Hankook Tire announced plans for its 8th global manufacturing plant which will be located in Clarksville, Tenn.
Tags: Tires, Hankook, Expansion
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s friendly takeover of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is not so friendly anymore. On Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Cooper filed a complaint in Delaware Chancery Court asking that subsidiaries of Apollo "be required to expeditiously close the pending merger between the two tire companies in accordance with the terms of the definitive merger agreement."
September 23, 2013 - Industry News
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., officially broke ground on its new commercial truck tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Miss., which is slated to begin operations in October 2015.
Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., Expansion, Mississippi
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