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June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Industry Vet Joins Giti Tire Leadership

John Aben, Giti Tire's new senior vice president. Photo via Giti Tire USA

Giti Tire USA has announced that tire industry veteran John Aben is joining the company as its senior vice president.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Giti TIre USA

June 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ky. Fleet Employee Indicted for Missing Tires

File photo

A former fleet employee of the City of Ashland, Ky., has been indicted for purchasing $143,000 in tires that are unaccounted for.

Tags: Procurement, Tires, Parts Management, Crime & Fraud

June 12, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Offers Yokohama Tires on New Trucks

The Yokohama 101ZL Photo courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth is offering a selection of all-position Yokohama tires for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Yokohama, Tires

June 8, 2015 - Industry News

BestDrive Adds Tire and Retread Outlet Near Detroit

BestDrive, a commercial tire retreader and distributor owned by Continental Tire, opened a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Taylor, Mich.

Tags: Continental Tires, Tires, Retreads

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

Love’s Launches TirePass Full-Service Inflation System

Photo via Love's

Love’s has launched the TirePass full-service inflation system that offers drivers a way to check and automatically inflate tires while refueling.

Tags: Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Tire Inflation

May 27, 2015 - Product News

Goodyear Expands Sales and Service at 3 Retread Plants

Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center has opened sales and service departments at retread plants in three high-traffic areas in an effort to better service fleets.

Tags: Goodyear, Retail Sales, Tires, Retreads, Service Center

May 26, 2015 - Industry News

Cooper Tire Plant Recognized for Environmental Initiatives

The Cooper Tire plant in Tupelo, Miss., has earned the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s enHance Partnership Award for 2015.

Tags: Green, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Environmental Regulations

May 26, 2015 - Product News

Giti Tire Expands Into Southeast Asia

The Giti Tire display for the Malaysia International Bus, Truck and Components Expo. Photo via Giti Tire

Giti Tire launched its Giti Brand commercial tire products in Southeast Asia at the Malaysia International Bus, Truck and Components Expo.

Tags: Tires, Asia, Giti TIre USA

May 21, 2015 - Industry News

Continental Tire Sponsors Truck Racing Series

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Continental Tire the Americas has been named the tire sponsor of the ChampTruck truck racing series in 2015.

Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, ChampTruck, Racing

May 15, 2015 - Industry News

PSI Hosts Annual Fleet Technology Event

Photo: Jim Park

Meritor and Pressure Systems International gave a tour of its facilities in San Antonio to attendees of the Annual Fleet Technology Event in May.

Tags: Tires, Meritor, Events, PSI, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

April 23, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner Adds Yokohama Tires to Truck Ordering

Freightliner will begin offering Yokohama truck tires as part of the ordering process on its medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the tire maker has announced.

Tags: Yokohama, Medium-Duty Trucks, Tires, Cabovers

April 5, 2015 - Industry News

Yokohama: Mississippi Tire Plant 'Right on Schedule'

Yokohama says its new one-million-square-foot commercial tire plant in West Point, Mississippi, is on target to begin production in October 2015.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Yokohama

March 17, 2015 - Industry News

Goodyear Says It's Taking on Michelin for Fuel-Efficient Tire Leader

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear wants to be the leader in fuel-efficient truck tires. Why? Because the number one concern of long-haul fleets across America is fuel costs.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Fuel Efficiency

March 16, 2015 - Industry News

Q&A: Yokohama's Rick Phillips Talks Truck Tires

Rick Phillips. Photo courtesy Yokohama.

How is the booming truck market affecting commercial tire sales? Yokohama's Rick Phillips answers this question and more in this Q&A.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires

February 19, 2015 - Industry News

Halo Tire Inflator Wins TWNA Tech Achievement Award

From left, Jim Park, awards committee chairman, presents the award to Josh Carter, Aperia's CEO, and Brandon Richardson, chief technology officer.

The device was proved effective in track testing in Canada last year and is in use by numerous fleets, members of the awards committee found in pre-selection research.

Tags: TWNA Technical Achievement Award, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Technology & Maintenance Council, Tires

February 18, 2015 - Industry News

Goodyear Quarterly Profit Leaps to More Than $2 Billion

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday announced its net income in the final quarter of 2014 skyrocketed above the level from the same time a year earlier, hitting $2.13 billion.

Tags: Goodyear, Earnings, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Tires

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Yokohama Makes Leadership Changes

Several organizational changes were made within Yokohama Tire Corporation announced Takaharu Fushimi, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.

Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People, Promotions

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

TMC to Hold Fuel Efficient Tire Discussion at Annual Meeting

Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Industry Event, Annual Meeting, Tires

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Unveils Dayton Commercial Tire Website

Dayton's new website. via DaytonTruckTires.com

Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.

Tags: Truck Tires, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels, Online Tool, Tires

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Replacement Truck Tire Demand Doubles

In 2014, the average price of a retreaded truck tire was $237.48. The average price of a new tire was $381.50. Graphic via MTD.

Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.

Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Tires and Wheels, Tires

January 8, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Breaks Ground on Future Nashville Headquarters

Bridgestone Americas broke ground on the company’s new 30-story, $200 million headquarters to be located in the SoBro area of Nashville, Tennessee. The building is set to be completed in mid to late 2017.

Tags: Headquarters, Relocation, Bridgestone, Nashville, Tires

January 7, 2015 - Industry News

RMA Expects Replacement Tire Shipments to Slow in 2015

The Rubber Manufacturers Association expects demand for both original equipment and replacement tires for commercial and light trucks to grow in 2015.

Tags: Replacement Tires, Rubber Manufacturers Association, Truck Tires, Light Truck Tires, Tires

January 5, 2015 - Industry News

Hankook Appoints New President of American Operations

Hee-se Ahn, President of Hankook Tire America Corp. Photo courtesy of Hankook Tire.

Hankook Tire appointed Hee-se Ahn as the president of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1. Ahn will also function as the company’s chief operating officer for business operations throughout the Americas.

Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Leadership, Tires, People

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

Marangoni Facility Produces 4 Millionth Tread

The 4 millionth tread coming off the production line at the Madison plant: Photo: Marangoni.

Marangoni Tread North America manufactured the company’s 4 millionth tread at its Madison, Tennessee, facility.

Tags: Retreads, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels, Tires

December 23, 2014 - Press Release

Michelin Updates Dealer Locator App

The Michelin Dealer Locator App: via Google Play Store.

Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.

Tags: Michelin, Information Technology, Google Maps, Mobile Apps, Tires

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