Members of the OTR tire industry gathered in Destin, Florida this week for the Tire Industry Association’s 67th OTR Conference from Feb. 23-26 to gain a deeper understanding of the trends in the OTR tire market today and what to expect in the future. One of those trends that permeated the sessions was the labor
Private equity firms aren’t new to the tire industry, but there is one that is, and it has plans to rapidly grow its portfolio company, Big Brand Tire & Service in 2022. That company is San Francisco-based Percheron Capital, which entered into the tire and automotive space after the purchase of Big Brand Tire in
When it comes to making brake rotors, there’s a lot that goes into testing them to ensure the internal structure, metallurgy and performance of the rotor is in good working order. One aftermarket rotor testing procedure can help ensure that the brake rotor is in tip-top shape. That procedure is titled the J2928 Brake Rotor
Smetz’s Tire & Service Center, a third-generation tire dealer from Ashland, Ohio, was named this year’s 2022 K&M Tire Mr. Tire/Big 3 Tire Top Shop Winner. K&M honored this year’s winner at its 2022 Dealer Conference and Trade Show from Feb. 17-19 in Kansas City at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center.
As one of the most accomplished racecar drivers in history, Richard Petty has seen his fair share of tire blunders and wonders. A winner of a record 200 races, Petty has used the power of tire technology to win the Daytona 500 seven times and amass a winning record on 27 racess in one season
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, K&M Tire dealers gathered in person for the distributor’s annual Dealer Conference from Feb. 17-19 at the Overland Park Convention Center outside Kansas City, Kansas. During the two-day show, hundreds of dealers reacquainted and enjoyed educational sessions, mingling with each other and a packed trade show
The passing of the $1.2 trillion U.S. infrastructure bill means the construction and improvement of roads and bridges across the U.S. And for OTR and commercial tire dealers, it means more work in the form of tire replacement in maintenance on today’s construction equipment- and that includes compact equipment that is rising more in popularity.
Drive by any construction site today, and you’ll probably see tractors, loaders, skid steers – the mainstays that sites need to keep running. However, in recent years, those pieces of equipment have downsized, giving the market for compact construction, ag and lawn equipment a boost. Now, that’s not to say those large earthmovers are going
When you think of Richard Petty, you think fast. “The King,” as his moniker aptly describes, is one of the most accomplished drivers in motorsports history, winning a record of 200 races during his 30-plus year career. Although Petty may have retired from racing, his need for speed has embodied itself in Petty’s Garage, a
Like many tire dealers, Julie Holmes has grappled with the shortage of qualified technicians in the tire industry, but most recently, she’s also been confronted with a general labor shortage that many businesses are dealing with today. Virginia Tire & Auto employs 300 people across its 18 stores, and offers benefits like health insurance and
Any industry, sport or line of work has “the greats” — those people that others in the industry know for the work they do, the business they’re building and the legacy that they’re creating. They’re known for their steadfast leadership, problem-solving abilities, and most importantly, their unwavering passion for the industry and serving their communities.
Pirelli rang in 150 years and is reaffirming its commitment to growth during a series of events that will take place this year. It started with a countdown that began in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and continued in other key markets for Pirelli – including Shanghai and New York City – and ended in Milan