Tire Industry Data Challenges We Need to Catch Up
From my perspective, the tire industry is light years behind when it comes to the use of data. But this is expected to rapidly change in the near future. I have been traveling the U.S. for the past 29 months visiting tire dealers, collecting their sell-out data that will be used to measure the independent tire channel.
China on the Rise Tire Companies Making Waves Around the Globe
The Chinese tire industry, which has grown exponentially for more than a decade, has been facing a slowdown for the past two years. Tariff and non-tariff barriers imposed by a number of key countries and huge overcapacity in domestic tire manufacturing have adversely affected the industry.
Selling Tires Online Embracing the Digital Future
Currently, about 10% of tire customers buy their product online; however, as more and more customers look to the internet for research and knowledge prior to purchase, the number of tire customers to buy from an e-commerce retailer is expected to increase.
Indian Tire Industry Influences Higher Demand, Demonitization Impact Growth
Despite global and domestic uncertainties, the Indian tire industry made steady progress in 2016. India continued to remain a beacon of hope and strong performance, retaining its position as the fastest growing economy in the world.
Crossing the Chasm Three Trends for the Auto Care Industry
Sales of replacement tires for light, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are an important segment of the auto care industry. The 2008-2009 recession had a dramatic impact on the U.S. consumer tire retail market.
Staying on Top of Tire Registration FAST Act Update and Where We’re Headed
The FAST Act, which was signed into law December 2014 by former President Barack Obama, contained provisions for mandatory tire registration among other tire-related actions.
Political Activism and the Bottom Line Proposed Legislation of Significant Impact
Ninety-seven years ago in October 1920, a small group of independent tire dealers got together and decided that the time had come to form a national association. With the accelerated growth of the auto industry, tire dealers nationwide realized they needed their business interests fostered and protected.
Expecting More Commercial Tire Industry and Changes to Come
For thousands of years, the wheel has been a critical component of daily life. From its first use as a potter’s wheel in 3500 B.C., to use on chariots for mass transportation 300 years later, the wheel has continued to evolve.
Going Driverless The Challenges Facing the Acceptance of AVs
Every single day of the year millions of Americans climb into vehicles we know nothing about, driven by people we have never met, and we voluntarily pay for that experience.
President Trump has proposed more than $1 trillion in infrastructure spending. This spending could have a trickle down impact on U.S. tire dealers. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration outlined some of its plans for Tire Review.
Michigan: The Epicenter of Mobility The Evolution of the Automotive Capital
Michigan is a hub for innovation and always has been. We became the birthplace of the automotive industry when Detroit put the world on wheels more than a century ago, and today we’re proud to be “Planet M” – the epicenter of mobility.