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Pirelli CEO Talks Future Mobility, Industry Challenges

As Pirelli rings in its 150th anniversary this year, international celebrations have honored the brand’s mark on the tire industry, art and society. Yet, with a storied past, it’s also a time to think back on the company’s history and what’s to come as the automotive industry continues to evolve. Reflecting on the company’s history

‘Big Inventory’ Boosts J Rod’s Tire & Service

In the small town of Sharon Springs, Kansas, sits a community tire shop that started out of a garage of a home in 2015. That shop — which is a 2022 K&M Tire Top Shop Finalist this year – is J-Rod’s Tire Service LLC, run and owned by husband-and-wife duo Jarrod and Lindsay Hartman. Jarrod

Labor Issue No Match for Tire Dealers Thinking Outside the Box

With employees out sick positive with COVID-19 or out due to possible exposure, tire dealers across the country are grappling with scheduling issues and staffing up their stores, especially with the onslaught of employees resigning completely due to “The Great Resignation.” The past two years have not been easy for many tire dealers as tire

Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccine Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order Jan. 13 blocking a federal vaccine mandate that would have required businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated or undergo regular testing and wear face masks. The mandate was originally issued in November by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Vaccine Mandate Hearing Before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court started to hear oral arguments last week on the challenges to the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that requires employers with 100 or more employees to take steps to combat the spread COVID-19, including mandating that all employees either be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. The ETS was issued in early November

Judge Blocks Rule Mandating Federal Contractor Vaccines

A judge has blocked the Federal Contractor Rule, which requires federal contract employees to be vaccinated in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

Federal Vaccination ETS Requirement Suspended

OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard in its entirety is currently blocked from enforcement on a nationwide basis, TIA says.

Projected Health and Safety Requirements for 2021 SEMA Show

SEMA says showgoers should plan on wearing masks while indoors.

AAPEX and SEMA Announce Health & Safety Measures

AAPEX will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative COVID PCR test. SEMA is working with state and local officials to announce more health and safety information in the coming weeks.

Specialty-Equipment Industry Sees Growth During Pandemic

Findings from the new “SEMA State of the Industry—Spring 2021” report indicate that 66% of manufacturers, 60% of distributors and 40% of retailers/installers reported increased sales compared to 12 months ago.

Hankook Survey Reveals U.S. Optimism for Summer Travel

Hankook found nearly half (45%) of Americans say they are driving every day, which is more than twice as many as the same time last year (20%).

BKT Issues Statement Regarding India Tire Plant Rumors

BKT has issued a statement regarding rumors regarding COVID-19 and its tire plants in India.