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Michelin exec named to freight board

Don Baldwin, business segment manager for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, has been named to the board of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391698/michelin-exec-named-to-freight-board
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

Michelin, Goodyear and Dunlop brand ultra-high performance tires topped Consumer Reports' recent ratings of 21 different tires from 19 companies. Tests were...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/392856/michelin-goodyear-dunlop-top-consumer-report-s-test
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers

To help independent tire dealers capture some of the seven million – and counting -- tires sold online, American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has created...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/389634/american-tire-distributors-creates-tirebuyers-com
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

What's the most popular passenger tire size at OE? P215/60R16, according to MTD research. The rest of the "top five" include, in descending order,...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391790/mtd-examines-most-popular-car-tire-sizes
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is relaunching its Fierce brand with several new products, including an ultra-high performance tire and a light truck tire, that...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390844/goodyear-relaunches-fierce-brand-with-new-tires
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers

GPX International Tire is blaming its decision to file Chapter 11 on a 2007 U.S. Department of Commerce Antidumping/Countervailing Duty inquiry that...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391190/gpx-blames-bankruptcy-on-duties
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires
Kumho takes on the industry with Ecsta 4X

When it becomes available in July, the Kumho Ecsta 4X will be the latest tire in the ever-evolving ultra-high performance all-season tire segment.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/393412/kumho-takes-on-the-industry-with-ecsta-4x
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.'s newly re-developed Web site, NittoTire.com, has been awarded first place in the best Web site category at the 2011 Internet...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/394760/nitto-web-site-wins-internet-marketing-award
Categories: Retail, Suppliers
'Consumer Reports' rates Cooper tire No. 1

When “Consumer Reports” first started rating all-terrain SUV and pickup tires in 2008, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s entry was listed as the ninth best tire....

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/394937/consumer-reports-rates-cooper-tire-no-1
Categories: Retail, Suppliers
Goodyear introduces Assurance Fuel Max tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced its Assurance Fuel Max all-season tire at its 2009 Dealer Meeting in Washington, D.C., earlier this week.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/389896/goodyear-introduces-assuarance-fuel-max-tire
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers
Michelin suffers sales drops across the board

Groupe Michelin posted net sales of 3.7 billion euros for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2009. That compares to sales of 4.2 billion euros for the same...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391176/michelin-suffers-sales-drops-across-the-board
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

American Tire Distributors Inc. is now selling the Capitol and Negotiator private brands, which were formerly owned by AM-PAC Tire Distributors.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390283/atd-now-selling-capitol-negotiator-lines
Categories: Suppliers

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. shareholders re-elected 11 members of the company's board of directors earlier today, April 7, at Goodyear's annual shareholders'...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390224/goodyear-re-elects-board-members-including-keegan
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) joined 107 local, state and national trade associations expressing concern over a potential East and...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/397146/will-ports-stay-open-aaia-urges-action
Categories: Retail, Suppliers

When asked by www.moderntiredealer.com to comment on the proposed government bailout of Ford Motor Co., Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp., Michelin...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/389734/tiremakers-comment-on-proposed-detroit-bail-out
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires
Michelin debuts long-life Defender passenger tire

Michelin North America Inc. has introduced a new all-season standard passenger car tire, the Defender, at the North American International Auto Show...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/395265/michelin-launches-long-life-defender-passenger-tire
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers
BFG Rugged Terrain T/A: It looks like it sounds

The new BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A combines aggressive off-road looks combined with low rolling resistance, reduced noise and year-round traction.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/393679/bfg-rugged-terrain-t-a-the-name-says-it-all
Categories: Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers

In one of the largest acquisitions in recent memory, American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has acquired Simi Valley, Calif.-based AM-PAC Tire...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/389746/atd-acquires-am-pac-tire-dist-inc
Categories: Retail, Suppliers

Chip Foose, owner and chief designer of Foose Design Inc., recently signed on as spokesman for 3M Co. in Latin America.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/393714/3m-teams-with-chip-foose-in-latin-america
Categories: Retail, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

Consumer Digest has awarded tires from Yokohama Tire Corp. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. with its “2009 Best Buys” designation.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/389831/consumer-digest-designates-tires-as-best-buys
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers
Hankook executives address hot topics

Dr. Hwi Joong Kim, chief technology and production officer for Seoul, Korea-based Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., had a busy day on Friday, Oct. 2.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391079/hankook-executives-address-hot-topics
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Consumer Tires
Michelin joins many announcing price hikes

Michelin North America Inc. will raise domestic prices on replacement consumer and commercial tires effective Feb. 1, 2010.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391452/michelin-joins-many-announcing-price-hikes
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires
MTD 100 exclusive! Les Schwab CEO Borgman discusses tire aging, other hot topics

Les Schwab died in 2007, but the company that bears his name lives by the same philosophies he advocated. "We pay enormous respect to everything Les...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390765/mtd-100-exclusive-les-schwab-ceo-borgman-discusses-tire-aging-other-hot-topics
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

Tire Rack today released results of its report analyzing the effectiveness of eco-friendly, low rolling resistance (LRR) tires.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391027/tire-rack-tests-low-rolling-resistance-tires
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

For the first time, a tire manufacturer has topped the $30 billion mark in global sales. Was it Bridgestone Corp,. Groupe Michelin or Goodyear Tire & Rubber...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/395288/and-the-largest-tire-maker-in-the-world-is
Categories: Retail, Suppliers

A draft proposal of the California Energy Commission's Fuel Efficient Tire program was presented today (June 10) at a day-long workshop attended by tire...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390566/california-fuel-efficient-tire-proposals-examined
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. wants consumers to take the money and ride -- again.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390019/cooper-announces-new-rebate-program
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

To date, a dozen companies have announced upcoming consumer price increases. Commercial tire price increases also have been scheduled.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/392238/tire-price-increases-updating-them-all
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

"It's all about the product," said Jim Mayfield, president of Del-Nat Tire Corp., at the company's 2009 Kick-off Meeting and 20th anniversary celebration...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390296/del-nat-strengthens-entry-level-offerings
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

The biggest year-long launch in the history of Continental brand tires in North and South America continues with the introduction of the ExtremeContact DW...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390066/continental-introduces-two-more-extremecontact-tires
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers
Hankook introduces eight tires in St. Thomas

Hankook Tire America Corp. will continue to build brand value in the United States with the help of new products -- both consumer and commercial -- and its...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391649/hankook-introduces-eight-tires-in-st-thomas
Categories: Retail, Suppliers
Which OE brand is highest in customer loyalty? Hint: It begins with an 'M'

According to Modern Tire Dealer’s new “Retail Tire Customer Survey,” 52.5% of the retail customers who come into a dealership to buy tires do not specify brand.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/394008/which-oe-brand-is-highest-in-customer-loyalty-hint-it-begins-with-an-m
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires
Michelin dominates UHP tire test

"Consumer Reports" couldn't wait two more years to test ultra-high performance tires. With strong additions to the segment and the stars in alignment, the...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/394420/michelin-dominates-uhp-tire-test
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires
Number one! Discount Tire tops Modern Tire Dealer 100

The numbers have been tallied, and Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Discount Tire Co. Inc. has taken the number one position on the 2009 Modern Tire Dealer 100, as...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390730/number-one-discount-tire-tops-modern-tire-dealer-100
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires
Nokian unveils Hakkapeliitta 7 studded winter tire

Nokian Tyres plc introduced a new studded winter tire, the Hakkapeliitta 7, to North American-based tire dealers at a ride-and-drive event in Ivalo,...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391865/nokian-unveils-hakkapeliitta-7-studded-winter-tire
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires
Continental introduces CrossContact LX20

The new Continental CrossContact LX20, a premium SUV, crossover and light truck tire, will launch in 36 sizes in August.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/394148/continental-introduces-crosscontact-lx20
Categories: Suppliers

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s shareholders re-elected 12 members of the company’s board of directors.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/392039/goodyear-shareholders-keep-board-intact
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires
AAA to acquire Bob Sumerel Tire's retail division

AAA Allied Group, an AAA club based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has acquired Bob Sumerel Tire Co. Inc.'s retail business, Bob Sumerel Tire & Service, for an...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391072/aaa-to-acquire-bob-sumeral-tire-s-retail-division
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers
What truck tire brand is the best? MTD tells all!

What medium truck tire brand is the best in terms of quality? The tire industry now has an answer, straight from the mouths of the people who work with...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/393006/what-truck-tire-brand-is-the-best-mtd-tells-all
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

Code named "The One," Hankook Tire America Corp.'s associate dealer program is set to launch April 1, with sign-ups taking place in February and March....

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/395357/hankook-tire-announces-associate-dealer-program-run-flat-tires-for-american-market1
Categories: Commercial Business, Suppliers

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has formed an integrated mining tire business unit and reorganized its Bridgestone Commercial Group.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/395377/bridgestone-forms-mining-tire-business-unit
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

The new General G-Max AS-03 eventually will replace the General Exclaim UHP line beginning April 4, 2011. At that time, the G-Max AS-03 will be available in...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/393669/hello-g-max-as-03-goodbye-general-exclaim-uhp
Categories: Commercial Business, Suppliers

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will raise prices on its commercial truck tires on April 1, 2011. The increases will apply to all the company's brands, plus its...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/393796/up-to-15-goodyear-hikes-truck-tire-prices
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Consumer Tires
Bridgestone Ecopia tires make N.A. debut

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC has rolled out two new tires that contain its environmentally friendly Ecopia technology, including a tire...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391697/bridgestone-ecopia-tires-make-n-a-debut
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

Falken Tire Corp. is offering its 2010 Product Data Book that covers its range of tires "from the track-inspired and enthusiast-targeted Azenis series to...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391487/falken-releases-2010-product-data-book
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Consumer Tires
Fill rates are improving, Armes tells NETSA

Roy Armes, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. chairman, CEO and president, had good news for attendees at the New England Tire & Service Association's annual trade...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/392102/fill-rates-are-improving-armes-tells-netsa
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Consumer Tires
7 megatrends from Goodyear's Rich Kramer

Rich Kramer left attendees at the 2012 Goodyear Dealer Conference something to think about. Seven things, to be exact.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/395366/7-megatrends-from-goodyear-s-rich-kramer
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Consumer Tires

Choosing the "top" tires in any category is not easy. There are too many variables to consider, and an apples-to-apples comparison is not always possible.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/395571/consumer-reports-likes-michelin-and
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires
MTD 100 exclusive! Tire Kingdom CEO Wolford talks growth, new auto service program

Despite the struggling economy, Tire Kingdom Inc. is on a roll. Part of TBC Retail, the chain added more than 50 stores over the last 12 months. This month,...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390755/mtd-100-interview-trie-kingdom-ceo-orland-wolford-talks-growth-service-program
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has rolled out the Kelly Safari TSR all-terrain light truck tire.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390171/goodyear-introduces-kelly-light-truck-tire


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