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Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Bartec USA has named Ed Jones its new director of sales, overseeing the company’s North American sales team. 

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75609/bartec-names-jones-director-of-sales
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Yokohama Adds Geolandar CV G058 to Lineup

Yokohama Tire Corp. has expanded its Geolandar line with the introduction of the Geolandar CV G058, a new H- and V-rated tire for crossovers, smaller SUVs...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75726/yokohama-adds-geolandar-cv-g058-to-lineup
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

The organizers of the 38th annual Clemson Tire Conference have canceled the event due to “growing concerns” around the COVID-19 virus.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75632/organizers-cancel-clemson-tire-conference
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Congress has now provided billions of dollars for small business loans and credits to help employers keep their employees on payroll during the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75730/info-on-key-loans-available-to-small-businesses
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
GRI Rolls Out New Construction Tire

Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd. has rolled out the Gripex LT122, which is designed for heavy-duty loader applications.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75510/gri-rolls-out-new-construction-tire
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Ag, construction and forestry tire manufacturer Tianli, in conjunction with China Manufacturers Alliance LLC, has launched its new...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75628/tianli-has-a-new-website
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is shutting down manufacturing operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75664/goodyear-to-shut-down-production-in-europe
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Goodyear Unveils Consumer Tires at Conference

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. unveiled two new consumer tires and a new package for trucking fleets during its annual Customer Conference.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75506/goodyear-unveils-consumer-tires-at-conference
Categories: Wholesale Distribution

Scott Highfill isn’t an expert in food distribution. But he does know how to sell and wholesale tires. When the coronavirus first hit California, he...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/77890/a-tire-dealer-tries-to-do-his-part
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Tire Industry PR Veteran MacDonald Will Contribute to MTD

Tire industry public relations and communciations veteran Dan MacDonald has joined Modern Tire Dealer's team of contributors.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/77873/tire-industry-pr-veteran-macdonald-will-contribute-to-mtd
Categories: Wholesale Distribution
TBC Is Working Toward 'New Normal,' Says CEO Olsen

As president and CEO of TBC Corp., Erik Olsen oversees a vast empire that includes more than 600 retail stores that operate under the Tire Kingdom and NTB...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/79198/tbc-is-working-toward-new-normal-says-ceo-olsen
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Wholesale Distribution
Schnipke Brothers Find Bright Spots During COVID-19 Crisis

Schnipke Brothers Tire’s consumer tire business has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. But the single-location dealership also has found two bright...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75783/schnipke-brothers-find-bright-spots-during-covid-19-crisis
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Wholesale Distribution

Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. has added an optional curbside check-in service, free ride service and reduced store hours as part of its efforts to help curb the...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75682/sullivan-tire-adds-curbside-check-in-and-reduces-hours
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Bridgestone to Demonstrate Airless Tire, Proactive Technology

Bridgestone Corp. will showcase an airless tire concept and other mobility solutions during next month’s Consumer Electronics Show.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75389/bridgestone-to-demonstrate-airless-tire-proactive-technology
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Nokian One HT Is Available Throughout North America

The new Nokian One HT premium all-season tire for light trucks and sport utility vehicles is now available for sale throughout North America.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75932/nokian-one-ht-is-available-throughout-north-america
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
CEAT Torquemax Line Targets High-Power Tractors

CEAT Specialty Tires’s new Torquemax Ag radial product line is designed for high-power tractors.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75952/ceat-torquemax-line-targets-high-power-tractors
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Tire industry veteran Steve Hutchinson has founded Tire Brands America, a tire sales and marketing agency designed to help "foreign-manufactured brands that...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75706/industry-veteran-launches-tire-brands-america
Categories: Wholesale Distribution
Cooper Breaks Ground on New Distribution Center

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has broken ground on a new, one-million-square-foot regional distribution center in Whiteland, Ind.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/80602/cooper-breaks-ground-on-new-distribution-center
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

VIP Tires & Service recently donated more than $97,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75482/vip-tires-makes-huge-donation-to-make-a-wish
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Michelin Will Close Some Plants in the U.S. and Canada

Michelin North America Inc. joins the ranks of tiremakers to shut down some tire production in the U.S. and Canada. But Michelin says it will keep some...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75675/michelin-will-close-some-plants-in-the-u-s-and-canada
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Giti Launches Enhanced Associate Dealer Program

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is rolling out an enhanced associate dealer program, the GT Radial Smart Program, which will help dealers "effectively communicate the...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75492/giti-launches-enhanced-associate-dealer-program
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Bartec USA has released a tool software update for its Tech400SD, Tech300Pro, Tech500 and Tech400Pro tools.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75462/bartec-releases-tool-software-update
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
SEMA/AAPEX Shows Delivered the Goods -- New Tires, New Technologies, New Tools – and a New Tire Show?

The 2019 edition of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, which includes both the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and Automotive...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75137/sema-aapex-shows-delivered-the-goods-new-tires-new-technologies-new-tools-and-a-new-tire-show
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

The North Carolina Tire Dealers Association has postponed its 2020 expo event due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75633/north-carolina-tire-dealers-association-postpones-event
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
GRI is Continuing Tire Manufacturing Operations

Sri Lanka-based Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd. is continuing limited operations in its factory “with maximum health and safety precautions.”

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75731/gri-is-continuing-tire-manufacturing-operations
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Petlas Tire Corp. has introduced a new winter tire, the Glacier W661, which provides “a controlled and safe feel,” according to Petlas officials.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75436/petlas-rolls-out-glacier-w661-for-winter-applications
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Racing, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Goodyear Suffers $619 Million Loss During 1Q

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. suffered a net loss of $619 million during the first quarter of 2020 versus a net loss of $61 million during the same period...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/77876/goodyear-suffers-619-million-loss-during-1q
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Wholesale Distribution
Reserve Your Spot at the Annual CTDA/1-800EveryRim Luncheon

The California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) annual new year luncheon is set for Jan. 29, 2020, with featured speakers from TIA and SEMA. 

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75449/reserve-your-spot-at-the-annual-ctda-1-800everyrim-luncheon
Categories: Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Wholesale Distribution
Steve Williams Joins Tires Direct Wholesale

Tires Direct Wholesale has named Steve Williams to be national sales manager.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75414/steve-williams-joins-tires-direct-wholesale
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Sumitomo’s U.S. Factory To Shut Down

Sumitomo Rubber USA LLC is shutting down its tire plant in Tonawanda, N.Y., beginning April 20 due to the COVID-19 crisis.    

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75774/sumitomos-u-s-factory-to-shut-down
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution
The Average Customer Continues to Look More Toward Quality Than Value

Feedback from with leave us with a view that retail sell-out trends showed strength in October with a notable pickup in momentum from September. From a...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75122/the-average-customer-continues-to-look-more-toward-quality-than-value
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

The Petlas Explero A/S PT411 has received 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75607/petlas-tire-earns-3-peak-certification
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Six trade associations, including the Tire Industry Association and the Auto Care Association, are calling on government officials to consider the...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75665/auto-repair-is-essential-trade-groups-tell-officials
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Toyo Releases Open Country III A/T

The new Toyo Open Country A/T III is available now in 70 popular SKUs that fit rim diameters ranging from 15 inches to 20 inches.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75935/toyo-releases-open-country-iii-a-t
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Global Tire Market Suffers Due to COVID-19

Michelin Group has released the first data that shows the impact of the COVID-19 global health crisis on the tire industry.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75660/global-tire-market-suffers-due-to-covid-19
Categories: Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Martins Industries Has New Tire Cages for Pickup Trucks

Martins Industries Inc. has introduced two models of pickup truck tire cages, Pickup Tire Xpeditors MPTX-50 and MPTX-100.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75912/martins-industries-has-new-tire-cages-for-pickup-trucks
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

The Auto-Wares Group of Companies is buying four Michigan retail parts stores and their associated inventory from Icahn Automotive Group LLC.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75430/auto-wares-is-buying-4-stores-from-icahn
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
BKT Highlights Earthmax Tires at ConExpo 2020

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is featuring tires from its Earthmax line at ConExpo 2020 March 10-14 in Las Vegas, Nev.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75618/bkt-highlights-earthmax-tires-at-conexpo-2020
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Toyo Proxes A/S UHP Tire Covers Nearly 90% of Market

The new Toyo Proxes A/S ultra-high performance all-season tire covers almost 90% of the passenger tire market.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75953/toyo-proxes-a-s-uhp-tire-covers-nearly-90-of-market
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says its new  brand campaign “underscores its more than 120-year commitment to the discovery, growth and...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75541/goodyear-unveils-new-brand-campaign
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Hankook Extends Size Range of Two Kinergy Tires

Hankook Tire America Corp. has announced size extensions for two consumer tires, the Kinergy PT (H737) and the Kinergy ST (H735). Production of the new...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75818/hankook-extends-size-range-of-two-kinergy-tires
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Steve Shannon Tire Expands Despite COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has forced some tire dealers to suspend expansion projects. Steve Shannon Tire, however, is forging ahead with its growth plan.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75798/steve-shannon-tire-expands-despite-covid-19
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Fitment Group, a provider of tire and wheel fitment data and business intelligence solutions, recently celebrated its 20th year in business.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75771/fitment-group-celebrates-20-years-in-business-launches-new-website
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
COVID-19 Hits Home: Conrad's Tire Takes Swift Action After Employee Tests Positive

What happens when one of your employees tests positive for COVID-19? Dominic Umek, group business leader at Cleveland, Ohio-based Conrad’s Tire...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75775/covid-19-hits-home-conrads-tire-takes-swift-action-after-employee-tests-positive
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Emily Markulis has joined the Tire Association Industry as its communications and membership coordinator.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75610/tia-hires-communications-membership-coordinator
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

The Federal Reserve has announced an expansion of its Main Street Lending program, which is designed to provide larger loans to businesses with fewer...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/77880/federal-reserve-expands-main-street-lending-program
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Nexen Unveils Roadian GTX for SUVs and CUVs

The new Roadian GTX is designed to fit the rapidly growing sales of new crossover (CUV) and sport utility (SUV) vehicles.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75914/nexen-unveils-roadian-gtx-for-suvs-and-cuvs
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Wholesale Distribution
Sullivan Tire: This Is the Time to Market to Consumers

As automakers shut down production lines and new car sales take a nose dive, Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. sees an opportunity. Paul Sullivan says it’s a...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75813/sullivan-tire-this-is-the-time-to-market-to-consumers
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Links to Federal/State/Provincial COVID-19 Resources

What are the latest COVID-19 developments in your state or province? Where can you find unemployment information for both your business and employees? What...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75687/links-to-federal-state-provincial-covid-19-resources
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will resume manufacturing at its plant in Mexico on April 13. Cooper's plants in the United States remain closed.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75773/cooper-to-restart-plant-in-mexico-u-s-plants-still-closed


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