Beginning in 2008, BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC (BFRC) will voluntarily make steel wheel balance weights available to customers, replacing millions of lead wheel weights each year with more ecologically sensitive steel weights.
The terms “ultra-high performance” and “all-season” are no longer mutually exclusive, thanks to the introduction of General Tire’s new Exclaim UHP radial.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased the standard business-mileage deduction to 50.5 cents for all business miles driven beginning January 1, 2008.
Stephen R. Kratzke, the Associate Administrator for Rulemaking, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be a featured speaker at the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s (HDMA) Heavy Duty Dialogue ’08.
To meet what it sees as increasing needs for retreaded OTR tires, Goodyear Canada Inc. is building a new retread plant in North Bay, Ont.
TIA has hired Sean MacKinnon as its director of automotive training development.
As expected, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced yesterday that it has a tentative deal that will bring it all-new headquarters space in Akron for its corporate and North American Tire operations.
Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire has announced that Masao Wada, a 37-year veteran of Bridgestone Corp. and president of BFNAT’s Bridgestone/Firestone Manufacturing Operations unit, plans to retire as of Mar. 1, 2008.
Tool and equipment maker K-Tool International has named the Don Green Sales Co. as its representative in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Kenji Nakakura has been appointed president and CEO of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., parent of Toyo Tire (USA) Corp.
Comments made by Apollo Tyres joint managing director and COO during his attendance at the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit on Dec. 3 reiterate the tyremaker’s goals for the coming years.
Pirelli Tyre reports that price increases of up to 10% are planned for all passenger car, SUV and truck tyre lines sold in Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific markets, effective as of Jan. 1, 2008.