The past 12 months may go down as the busiest period in the North
American tire industry in some time. Billions in new tire plant
construction were committed. Industry associations chased tire repair
laws. Tire thefts grew in number and audacity. And an old, familiar tire
brand made a reappearance.
On the other side of the spectrum, truly tragic events marred the year,
with multiple brutal tire store shootings and a catastrophic lost-load
accident reminding us of the fragility of life, while the passing of two
industry giants challenged us all to make meaningful personal and
Our new Sourcebook feature Movers, Shakers & Newsmakers recounts
the key events of the past 12 months, from the unique perspective of
both Tire Review readers and our editors.
Click here to see the 2012 Movers, Shakers & Newsmakers.
Over the last 12 consecutive months (September 2011 to August 2012),
Tire Review has reported on more than 2,300 individual stories impacting
the tire industry, posting them to our industry-leading website,
forwarding many of these with our daily (and totally free) e-newsletter,
and running some in the pages of the monthly magazine.
Tens of thousands of votes in the form of unique page views on TireReview.com
were cast by loyal readers, and those stories with the most views
made The Reader’s Poll: Top 12 Stories From the Last 12 Months.
The Editor’s Poll: Top 20 Tire News Stories Over the Last 12 Months is
our take on the top stories, from both the pages of Tire Review and the
thousands of news stories posted on TireReview.com.
Clearly, Tire Review readers had their eyes on certain subjects, often quite different than those of our editors.
Out of all these stories, which caught your eye? What stories attracted
the most attention? Tell us what you think on our Facebook page at facebook.com/tirereview!
Movers, Shakers & Newsmakers was adapted from our annual Market Influencers section. Interested in past years' lists? Click on one of the following links to view the Market Influencers from that year:
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