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Ralson Tires Executives Detail US TBR Rollout Plan

With a long history in bicycle tires, Ralson Tires is staking its claim in North America with Ralson Tire North America.

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Point S Executives Speak on How They Plan to Keep Winning

Point S leadership gives us the scoop on how the group is thriving during times of adversity.

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‘New Culture,’ Dealer Commitment to Fuel Nexen Tire’s Growth

Hear what Nexen Tire executives have to say about the tire industry, supply chain and what dealers can expect from the company this year.

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Getting In-Depth on Tread Depth with Anyline’s Chief Product Officer

We all have that ever-so-valuable and powerful mini-computer in our pockets. Our cell phones may cause headaches, sure, but they certainly shorten tedious processes and make communication a lot easier. One company that’s using mobile devices to shorten the tire inspection process is Anyline, a mobile scanning solutions company that has partnered with the likes

Poddar: BKT is ‘Fully Geared’ For Future Growth

BKT Tires has had quite significant growth over the past decade: the company, headquartered in Mumbai, India, opened two manufacturing plants as well as its own carbon black plant, which is contributing to its own sustainability efforts among much other growth. With the manufacturing capacity and innovation to back up its growth, BKT has invested

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TechForce CEO: The Tech Shortage Will Pass if the Industry Steps Up Now

This year’s Transportation Technician Supply and Demand report, released Nov. 1, might make you involuntarily suck your teeth. Compiled annually by the TechForce Foundation, the report helps us understand the current and projected shortfalls of professionals needed to service the nation’s automotive fleet. Here’s a breakdown of some of the stats that blew our hair

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Leeds West Groups CEO Talks Expansion Strategy

With 121 automotive retail locations and counting, Leeds West Groups (LWG) is a company you oughta know. It is the biggest Big O Tires franchisee and is a private equity-backed company that has reaped rewards from its investment in tire retail. According to CEO Judd Shader, the group will strategically expand its reach, especially on

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Continental Focuses on Adding Value to Dealers Amid Economic Uncertainty

With a hectic economy and changing tire landscape, leadership at Continental Tire the Americas believes the way to win dealers is by adding value to their business. Being a consistent, reliable partner in the market is the way their team has always built relationships with dealers, and as businesses continue to rebound from pandemic lows,

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Big O Tires Exec. Interview: Nationwide Expansion on Horizon

Do you realize how hard it is to win three straight championships in a row in professional sports? The last time it was done was all the way back in 2002. The Los Angeles Lakers – stacked with Kobe Bryant and Shaq in their prime and Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson – won three

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Pirelli Talks EV Tires for the Aftermarket, Investing in North America

You may not be seeing electric vehicles in your shop now, but, as market data predicts, they are coming, and tiremakers are preparing in a variety of ways to provide for this new vehicle segment. Thanks to its OE relationships and technology-driven development, one tiremaker that is making significant strides in this segment is Pirelli,

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How Indycar Tire Production is Leading the Sustainability Charge

Bridgestone is certainly no stranger to advancing sustainable tire manufacturing practices. Be it addressing end-of-life tire waste, investing in rubber alternatives like the Guayule plant or sourcing tire plant electricity from renewable energy sources like hydro, geothermal, solar and wind energy, Bridgestone has made sustainability-minded headlines in the past year with the goal to be

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Smithers Answers Three Burning Last-Mile Truck Tire Questions

Look at your window for an hour and, while your across-the-street neighbors are bound to wonder what’s wrong with you, you’re bound to spot a handful of last-mile delivery vehicles on their way to drop more cardboard at their next destination. UPS, FedEx, Amazon, DHL and the likes are all growing their last-mile operations, and

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