Commentary

Tim Easter, director of OTR sales for Yokohama Tire Corp. and a 27-year OTR industry veteran, shares what causes the OTR tire market to...Read More

Bill Hanvey recently took over as president and CEO of the Auto Care Association in December, following the retirement of longtime leader Kathleen Schmatz. Hanvey lets...Read More

Last January at its annual dealer conference, Goodyear unveiled plans to launch direct-to-consumer online sales across the U.S. through its Goodyear.com website. The announcement...Read More

Last January at its annual dealer conference, Goodyear unveiled plans to launch direct-to-consumer online sales across the U.S. through its Goodyear.com website. The announcement...Read More

Read more posts from the Q & A category

Now that the president has signed the massive five-year, $325 million surface  transportation reauthorization bill, work can begin on fixing more of our badly...Read More

The long-term survival of independent tire distribution depends on dealers. The best ones are the smart businesspeople that build customer-first cultures, make finding and...Read More

If you raise the bar should you expect others to follow? Does raising the bar establish only one new level of competence or does...Read More

You’ll see on page 8 of this issue that Tia Disagrees with my take that our industry’s two associations aren’t really speaking with each...Read More

Read more posts from the First Off category

Basil is not known for blowing his own horn, but when a simple repair degenerates into an overhaul from hell, the soothing tones emanating...Read More

Pick a card, any card.” Groans and protests flew like pigeons after bread crumbs. “Geez, Toon, give it a rest! You’re never gonna get...Read More

Wiping the sweat from my forehead, I braced myself for action. “I think I’ve got it now. I grip the body with my right...Read More

Are you sure about this, Slim?” Digger Dan had to holler to be heard above the noise of his backhoe. He was preparing to...Read More

Read more posts from the Car Side category

Reclaimed Rubber Industry Ushers in Good Policy The China Tyre Retreading, Repairing & Recycling Association’s (CTRRRA) Reclaimed Rubber Group hosted a waste tire utilization technology...Read More

"The promotion of an environment-friendly type of solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) in the domestic market as a green tire rubber material has become...Read More

Double Star Green Tire Project Progressing Qingdao Double Star’s factory relocation and new green tire production base project has been underway. The new factory is...Read More

Read more posts from the China Tire Watch category