Sustainability, Infrastructure Hot Topics at 2023 OTR Tire Conference
OTR industry leaders converged to deliberate on and learn about key industry issues.
Infrastructure Bill, Ukraine Crisis Will Affect OTR Industry
The news of Russia invading Ukraine, the labor shortage and the effects of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill were on the tire industry’s mind last Thursday, as the OTR side of the business gathered for the 2022 OTR Conference, held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida. So, how will
Four Trucking Trends – What They Mean for Tire Dealers
Studying commercial truck tire trends is a talent that Gary Schroeder, Cooper Tire executive director of global truck & bus tires, is perhaps best known for, and dagnabbit, he did it again during his “Trends in the Commercial Tire Industry” seminar at this year’s K&M Tire Dealer Conference & Trade Show in Kansas City, Kansas.
The Shift Toward Compact Equipment Will Affect OTR Dealers
Drive by any construction site today, and you’ll probably see tractors, loaders, skid steers – the mainstays that sites need to keep running. However, in recent years, those pieces of equipment have downsized, giving the market for compact construction, ag and lawn equipment a boost. Now, that’s not to say those large earthmovers are going
Infrastructure Plan 2018: What to Know from an OTR Industry Perspective
With the talk on Capitol Hill recently turning to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, the OTR industry – which plays an integral role in creating it – could be directly affected by Congress’ actions.
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.