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Retread Interest Group to Lobby Washington Against Chinese Tires

Retread Instead is taking its message of the economic benefits of retreading over buying cheap Chinese tires to Washington DC at the Tire Industry Association sponsored lobby day on June 20.

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Daimler Talks Truck Sales, Tariffs, and Globalism

Daimler Trucks execs emphasized the benefits of global collaboration as the OEM develops new electric and automated truck technology, at the same time warning of the potential negative effects of tariffs and trade wars.

Trump Floats Tariffs on Imported Vehicles, Parts

President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation to determine whether to impose new tariffs on imported light-duty vehicles and parts following a tweet promising "big news" for the auto industry.

How Will Trump’s Tariffs Affect Trailer Pricing?

Frank Maly of ACT Research figures the average trailer's price might go up by about $900. Some would be more. Meanwhile, how big a materials villain is China? Blog commentary by Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

The Truck Tire Trade War

Low cost Chinese tires and other changes to the commercial tire market are forcing top-Tier OEMs and dealers to rethink the services they offer fleets today.

Feds Offer Exclusion from Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

The Department of Commerce has outlined a process that would allow individual American businesses to apply for an exclusion from the tariffs on imported steel and aluminum recently enacted by the Trump administration.

How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.

Trump Tariffs Would Raise Vehicle Prices

Associations representing manufacturers of vehicles and parts have spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to place a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports.

No Tariffs, No Certainty for Truck Tires

When it comes to medium truck tires, fuel efficiency and cost-per-mile considerations remain priorities, but there are other trends driving the segment as well.

Chinese Truck Tire Investigation Shows ‘Pervasive Underselling at High Margins’

The International Trade Commission says there’s evidence of “significant” underselling of Chinese truck and bus tires from 2013 to 2015 – yet the ITC voted not to impose tariffs on those imported tires. What's behind their decision?