Patti RennerIn Perspective by Patti Renner

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The Man Behind the Modern Rubber Industry

With the stories of so many young leaders captured in our pages, it made me curious about the man himself, the visionary behind U.S. Patent No. 3633, Charles Goodyear. It is from his innovation that Club 3633 takes its name.

Kristen CriswellKC View by Kristen Criswell

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When Thank You Isn’t Enough

I’m an Air Force wife – a label I’m happy to wear. I’ve also spent time working and living on different military installations. Because of this, my connection to the armed forces makes me 100% biased when it comes to things military related. It makes me passionate about the service of the men and women protecting our freedom.

Embracing Online Sales

I’m experiencing déjà vu. Another tire manufacturer – Michelin North America – has entered the direct-to-consumer market. And no surprise, Tire Review’s website blew up with comments from tire dealers...

The Evolving Vehicle

Cars have come a long way since the first “production” vehicles made by Karl Benz. Power steering, automatic transmission, ABS systems and even TPMS, these technologies seem light years ahead...

Correcting Blind Spots

You tell yourself, you’re the best tire dealership in your area. But, how do you really know that’s true? Do you have basis for your opinion or is that something...

Jim SmithFirst Off by Jim Smith

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Year of the Tire Dealer

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 nurturing good employees a priority, and...

Jim’s Blog

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Remembering Jim: A Publisher’s Perspective

Dear tire industry and Tire Review readers, We are still waiting for word from Jim’s family on final arrangements and will pass the information to you when it is available....

Remembering Jim: First Impressions

Due to the recent passing of longtime Tire Review Editor Jim Smith, we’d like to take a look back at Jim’s start with the magazine. Jim started working with Tire...

Remembering Jim: Ed Wagner Leadership Award

Longtime Tire Review Editor Jim Smith devoted his life to the tire and automotive industry and the people who worked in it. After nearly 30 years in the industry, Jim...

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