2008 Editions Archives - Page 4 of 235 - Tire Review Magazine
$25,000 Worth of Tires Stolen in Iowa City

(Chicago Tribune) Iowa City police are investigating the theft of $25,000 worth of tires from an Iowa City business.

Andretti Joins Driver’s Edge Instructors

Marco Andretti recently joined Driver’s Edge in Las Vegas at its final 2008 event as a guest instructor.

Conti Gets OE Fitment on Traverse

Continental Tire is to supply OE tires for the all-new 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, which will be fitted with P245/70R17 108S General Grabber HTS tires.

Firestone Offers a Greener Oil Change

Boston is one of only two markets in the country where Firestone Complete Auto Care is offering motorists a new, environmentally friendly oil change service at all the company’s store locations in the Boston area.

Bridgestone Title Sponsor of NHL Winter Classic

When the puck drops on New Year’s Day in Wrigley Field for a historic outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, the Bridgestone brand will be at center ice as the title sponsor of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic 2009.

TIA Cancels Retread Appearance Contest

Due to current economic conditions and the increased cost of shipping, TIA has canceled its 2009 Retread Appearance Contest (RAC) that was planned to be held in conjunction with the 2009 TIA Commercial Tire & Retread Conference (CTRC).

U.S., Canada Traffic Deaths Decline

The number of people killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. is expected to reach a new record low in 2008, with early projections showing an almost 10% drop in highway traffic deaths in the first 10 months of this year.

ATD Buys California’s Am-Pac Tire Distributors

American Tire Distributors Inc. announced this afternoon that it has purchased Simi Valley, Calif.-based Am-Pac Tire Distributors Inc.

Michelin Outlines Cost of Italy Restructuring Plans

Michelin has disclosed that the cost attached to the restructuring plans for its Italian operations will amount to approximately 80 million euros.

New Butadiene Production Technology Ready for Commercial Development

A new technology for manufacturing butadiene from butenes has been developed and tested by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.

Delticom Sees Client Surge as Tire Buyers Go Online

(Bloomberg) Delticom AG, Europe’s biggest online tire dealer, will boost its number of clients by 25% next year, as shoppers looking for bargains and a tax refund for German commuters help beat a slump in the auto market.

Illegal Tyre Dumping Costing Motorists Millions

(Queensland Courier Mail) Queensland motorists have likely paid millions of dollars in so-called environment charges for used tyres only for them to be illegally dumped.