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Triangle eyes North Carolina for plants

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:29:34 EST

WEIHAI, China — Triangle Group Co. Ltd. has identified North Carolina as the preferred site for a pair of tire plants — one for consumer and one for commercial tires — that it would like to build in the coming three to four years.



Conti consolidating U.S. textile reinforcements units

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:20:59 EST

BARNESEVILLE, Ga. — ContiTech North America Inc. is consolidating its textile reinforcements business in the U.S. to one plant, in Barnesville, and has budgeted $9 million to cover the move and modernize the 129-year-old Barnesville plant.



House passes tax bill; Senate version still in committee

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:40:22 EST

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax reform bill Nov. 17 by a 227-205 vote that would deliver $1.5 trillion in tax cuts while making major changes in federal tax provisions.



ACA webinar focuses on customer experience improvement

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:39:11 EST

BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association will host a webinar Dec. 1 focusing on the topic of mystery shopping and the benefits it can bring across the auto care supply chain.



ACA organizing 2018 trade mission to Costa Rica

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:38:30 EST

BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association will host a trade mission to Costa Rica next year as part of a Department of Commerce-driven export development program.



ACA formalizes relationship with Mexican group

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:20:12 EST

BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association and its Mexican counterpart ARIDRA have agreed to formalize their relationship.



Sumitomo reports lower earnings, despite sales gains

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:35:51 EST

KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. suffered double-digit drops in operating and net income for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, despite double-digit gains in sales revenue.



Michelin's Selleck to retire at year-end

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:23:04 EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. Chairman and President Pete Selleck will retire at year-end, concluding a 35-year career at Michelin, including the last six in his current positions.



Pirelli continues rebranding at Aeolus plant

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:22:22 EST

MILAN, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. is converting production at Aeolus Tire Co. Ltd.'s passenger tire plant in Jiaozuo, China, to the Pirelli brand from the Aeolus brand following an investment program there.



Dynamic to handle Pirelli, Formula truck tires in Canada

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:51:53 EST

SAN DIEGO — TP Commercial Solutions L.L.C. is partnering with Dynamic Tire Corp. of Woodbridge, Ontario, to distribute Pirelli- and Formula-brand truck tires in Canada.



NASTF taps Seyfer as executive officer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:37:34 EST

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The National Automotive Service Task Force has named auto repair industry veteran Donny Seyfer to replace the retiring Skip Potter as its executive officer.



Private sector plays for overtime on NAFTA

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:42:41 EST

DETROIT — Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement see time as their best friend.



ACA supports review of online sales tax prohibition

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:01:15 EST

WASHINGTON — The Auto Care Association has joined nine other trade associations in signing an amicus brief supporting a petition before the U.S. Supreme Court to address the issue of states collecting sales tax on internet purchases.



TSW acquires Fla. wheel distributor GoodRoads Auto

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:43:31 EST

BREA, Calif. — TSW Alloy Wheels has acquired GoodRoads Auto Systems, a Florida-based wheel and tire distributor that features as many as 20 proprietary wheel brands.



India's CEAT Ltd. earns Deming Prize for TQM initiatives

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:57:46 EST

TOKYO — India's CEAT Ltd. has earned the Deming Prize, an award that recognizes companies which achieve business transformation by implementing Total Quality Management (TQM).



Future Tire seeking papers for 2018 conference

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:51:17 EST

LONDON — European Rubber Journal, the organizer of the Future Tire Conference planned for May 30-31, 2018, in Cologne, Germany, is seeking papers to be presented during the conference's technical program.



Copyright Office proposes renewal of DMCA vehicle repair exemptions

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:50:36 EST

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a proposed rule to extend temporary exemptions from rules under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act prohibiting circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works.



TBC adds Trail Guide HLT tire line

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:29:38 EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Brands L.L.C. has added a highway version of its Trail Guide tire line, the Trail Guide HLT, for the light truck segment.



Yokohama reports double-digit sales, earnings gains

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:32:59 EST

TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. reported double-digit gains in sales and earnings for the nine months ended Sept. 30, reflecting "robust" results in the firm's tire business, led by strong sales in Russia, China and Southeast Asia.



Michelin buys tire pressure control system companies

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:17:34 EST

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin has acquired a pair of European suppliers of tire pressure control systems as part of its bid to become a "total solutions provider" in the agriculture segment and improve its central tire inflation systems...



Canadians' winter tire use is increasing steadily

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:16:14 EST

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — Winter tire shipments across Canada have grown at an annualized rate of 4 percent over the past five years, making winter tires the fastest-growing tire category in the country.



Conti breaks ground on dandelion rubber lab

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:07:06 EST

ANKLAM, Germany — Continental A.G. has broken ground on the $39 million research and test laboratory in Anklam dedicated to developing the Russian dandelion as an alternative source of latex that could be processed into rubber.



Pirelli adopts sustainable NR supply policy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:22:58 EST

MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has adopted a 12-step sustainable natural rubber supply-chain policy that it considers essential to preserve forests and biodiversity and to allow long-lasting development for local communities and economies.



AutoInc. names Top 10 automotive websites

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:31:34 EST

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — AutoInc., the Automotive Service Association's monthly publication, has named the winners of its annual Top 10 Website Contest



K&M buys MotoStar, expands into New England

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:15:57 EST

MERRIMACK, N.H. — K&M Tire Inc. has acquired MotoStar Tire & Auto Products Inc. of Merrimack, providing the Ohio wholesaler a distribution base for New England.



Businesses assist in revamp of Troy High auto lab

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:10:53 EST

TROY, Mich. — Troy High School has revamped its Auto Technology Lab with a $200,000 investment aimed at enhancing hands-on education.



Bridgestone lowers fiscal sales, earnings forecast

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:07:35 EST

TOKYO — Higher-than-expected raw-materials costs and a U.S. market slowdown have prompted Bridgestone Corp. to cut its forecast for full-year operating income and sales by 7 and 1 percent, respectively.



Fitment Group, Size It Up merging fitment data platforms

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:42:39 EST

DULUTH, Minn. — Fitment Group and Size It Up, independent providers of tire and wheel fitment data, are planning to merge under the Fitment Group brand.



Overing named sales director at Hankook Tire Canada

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:27:16 EST

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Hankook Tire Canada Corp. has hired tire industry veteran John Overing to be its director of sales and marketing, tasked with identifying opportunities for growth in Canada and overseeing the firm's sales team.



Johnson's Tire closes; Anchorage bank offering assistance

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:19:27 EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Johnson's Tire Service, one of Alaska's largest retail tire dealerships for past few decades, ceased operations Nov. 3, leaving scores of customers with winter tires in storage in limbo.



'Alice' inspires Pirelli's 2018 calendar

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:55:14 EST

NEW YORK — The classic children's book, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," served as photographer Tim Walker's inspiration for the Pirelli 2018 Calendar, which was unveiled Nov. 10 at the Manhattan Center in New York.



ZC Rubber launches smart tire system for fleets

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:38:08 EST

LAS VEGAS — China's Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd. has developed a cloud-based "smart tire system" for truck owners and trucking fleets to help them manage their tire maintenance remotely.



Tim Chaney joins Toyo as VP of marketing

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:45:37 EST

CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has hired auto industry veteran Tim Chaney to be its vice president of marketing, responsible for Toyo's U.S. marketing efforts including go-to market strategy, brand management and brand development.



Michelin awarded nearly $2.5M in fraud case

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:35:19 EST

COLUMBIA, S.C.— A U.S. District Court has ruled that Federal Insurance Co. must pay Michelin North America Inc. nearly $2.



Meineke franchisees to support Wounded Warrior Project

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:41:15 EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Meineke Car Care Centers is conducting a "round it up" campaign to help the Wounded Warrior Project as part of the franchisor's 45th anniversary celebration.



Cabot CEO sees 'solid' tire sector growth in N. America

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:33:34 EST

BOSTON— The CEO of carbon black supplier Cabot Corp. said recently he expects to see "solid growth" in the North American tire sector due to "long-term fundamentals" of the market.



Nokian reports double-digit Q3 earnings, sales growth

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 17:04:38 EST

NOKIA, Finland — Nokian Tyres P.L.C.'s strong fiscal 2017 performance continued in the third quarter with a 21.3-percent jump in operating profit and 14.5-percent increase in sales.



Import Vehicle Community names 'People Award' winners

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 16:15:04 EST

LAS VEGAS — The Import Vehicle Community, an Auto Care Association entity, named five People Award winners during the recent Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas.



AAM: Trump 'fails' U.S. workers in China visit

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 15:11:04 EST

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump did nothing to help U.S. manufacturing workers during his trip to China, according to the Alliance for American Manufacturing.



USW asks for Labor Department's help in Kumho case

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 15:09:51 EST

WASHINGTON — The United Steelworkers union has asked the U.S. Department of Labor to intervene in a dispute between the USW and Kumho Tire U.S.A. at Kumho's tire plant in Macon, Ga.



Michelin awards scholarships to TIA-affiliated students

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 13:56:08 EST

LAS VEGAS — Michelin North America Inc. has awarded scholarships totaling $6,250 to a trio of high school students who have parents working at Tire Industry Association member companies.



Future pick-ups will feature versatility, creature comforts

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:21:19 EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Versatility and creature comforts were among the common features in the winning future pick-up truck designs in the 2018 Michelin Challenge Design.



Utah woman wins truck in Yokohama contest

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:02:15 EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Becca Panelley of Orem, Utah, has won a 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4 as the grand prize winner of the Yokohama Tire Corp./Nitro Circus "Get Trucked Up Giveway."



SimpleTire to donate 5% of sales to veterans fund

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:46:20 EST

PHILADELPHIA — In honor of Veterans Day, SimpleTire said it is donating 5 percent of all its online tire sales made on Nov. 10 to Wounded Warriors Family Support.



100th RNR Tire Express set to open in Sarasota

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 17:13:33 EST

SARASOTA, Fla. — Matt King, an RNR Tire Express franchisee for the past 15 years, has opened the franchise program's 100th store, a converted NAPA Auto Parts location, in Sarasota.



Business groups offer mixed reactions to tax reform bill

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 16:31:26 EST

WASHINGTON — The tax reform proposal from the House Republican leadership is getting mixed reviews from the business community, incluidng the tire industry's main trade groups.



SEMA 'Battle of the Builders' winners have Coker connection

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 16:30:29 EST

LAS VEGAS — The three finalists in this year's SEMA "Battle of the Builders" competition — which crowns the best custom builds shown at the annual SEMA Show — used period-correct tires distributed by Coker Tire Co.



TBC adds 18-inch sizes to Grand Prix Tour RS line

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:10:34 EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Brands has expanded the range of its Grand Prix Tour RS line, adding seven sizes to passenger touring line sold under its various proprietary brands.



Apollo gets patent for specialty NR grade for HP tires

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:38:20 EST

GURGAON, India — The Indian government has granted Apollo Tyres Ltd. and the Rubber Research Institute of India a patent on a grade of epoxide natural rubber designed for use in tires that they co-developed.



Bridgestone rolling out TireConnect nationwide

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:27:50 EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc.



Allstate: 1/3 of U.S. drivers 'stressed' about winter driving

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:25:29 EST

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — More than a third of U.S. drivers surveyed recently by Allstate Insurance Co. admit wet winter driving conditions stress them out, with nearly half saying they are concerned by the prospect.



Detroit's Goodwill launches used oil-filter recycling service

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:16:48 EST

DETROIT — Green Works, a subsidiary business under Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, has expanded its used oil-filter recycling program to include a collection service in partnership with Green Arbor Environmental.



GRI to open Sri Lanka radial plant in January

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:07:05 EST

BADALGAMA, Sri Lanka — Specialty tire producer Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. is planning to bring on stream in January the radial agricultural and construction tire plant it's building in Badalgama.



Hunter 'WalkAway' tire changer earns SEMA Media Award

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:57:25 EST

LAS VEGAS — Hunter Engineering Co.'s Revolution tire changer with "WalkAway" operation has garnered a SEMA Global Media Award in voting by a panel of international journalists at the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas.



Acquisitions, expansions highlight wholesalers' business year

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 17:05:06 EST

AKRON — Growth among North America's major tire wholesalers over the past year was a mix of organic expansion and acquisitions, primarily to support larger geographic footprints and/or to enhance distribution efficiencies.



Titan losses continue; sales up double-digits

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:05:55 EST

QUINCY, Ill. — Titan International Inc. reported losses from operations for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, albeit smaller losses than in the year-ago periods.



Cooper hires Jim Pritchett to manage Tupelo plant

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 11:56:19 EST

TUPELO, Miss. — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has hired Jim Pritchett, a one-time Goodyear engineer, to manage its tire plant in Tupelo.



Hankook income drops in Q3, nine months

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 14:45:32 EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. suffered double-digit drops in operating income for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, despite increased sales for both periods.



Discount Tire, Penske expanding NASCAR sponsorship

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 14:42:50 EST

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Discount Tire/America's Tire is stepping up the scale of its sponsorship of Team Penske's NASCAR team, securing the primary sponsor position in 2018 for 10 races on Brad Keselowski's No.



'Typical' top dealership has $2.7M revenue per store

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 12:33:55 EST

AKRON — The "typical" larger-scale, multi-store independent retail tire dealership in North America operates 21 stores, generates about $2.7 million in revenue per store and carries a dozen tire brands.



Aeolus Tyre posts net loss on higher materials costs

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 11:21:41 EST

JIAOZUO, China — Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. suffered a $30.4 million net loss for the first nine months of 2017 despite 4-percent higher sales.



Apollo earnings off in Q2, 1st half

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 11:24:38 EST

GURGAON, India — Apollo Tyres Ltd. reported a 20-percent drop in operating income for the quarter ended Sept. 30 despite an 18-percent increase in sales.



GRI hires sales, marketing director for the Americas

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 10:11:50 EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd., the Colombo-based industrial tire manufacturer, has hired Maury Shnier as its sales and marketing director for the Americas.



Trelleborg Serbian expansion project moving forward

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 10:16:01 EST

TRELLEBORG, Sweden — Trelleborg A. B. expects to start phasing in new capacity at its Ruma, Serbia, agricultural and industrial tire plant in the third quarter of 2018, the company said recently.



Trump nominates Jerome Powell to chair Federal Reserve

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 19:21:03 EST

WASHINGTON — President Trump has nominated Jerome H. Powell, a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve since May 2012, to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve.



Rancho offers right-hand-drive Jeep Wrangler JK performance suspension kit

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 19:12:02 EST

LAS VEGAS — Tenneco Inc.'s Rancho off-road suspension components brand is offering a new performance suspension kit for right-hand-drive Jeep Wrangler JK vehicles.



USTMA meets with EPA officials, touts commitment to sustainability

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 19:02:30 EST

WASHINGTON — Members and staff of the USTMA met with officials of the U.S. EPA recently to assist with the agency's residual risk and technology review of air emissions from tire plants.



U.S. gains 261,000 jobs in October; unemployment rate inches down

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 19:05:19 EST

WASHINGTON — Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 261,000 jobs in October 2017, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.



BKT rolls out ATV tire at SEMA

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 19:32:42 EST

LAS VEGAS — India's Balkrishna Industries Ltd. has released a tire designed specifically for the ATV market, the AT 171.



Bridgestone launches 'Clutch Performance' campaign

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 19:37:56 EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One hundred days before the opening of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Bridgestone Americas Inc. is unveiling its "Clutch Performance" advertising campaign featuring athletes from Team Bridgestone.



Bosch unveils truck diagnostic tool

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

LAS VEGAS — Bosch Automotive Service Solutions introduced the 3823 ESI[truck]Pro heavy-duty diagnostic tool during AAPEX.



Future auto repair shops will survive on data and 'dirt'

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

LAS VEGAS — The auto repair shop of the future will run on "devices, data and dirt," according to Interstate Batteries President and General Manager Tyler Reeves during a keynote address at AAPEX.



Hunter offering 'safety system' alignment education videos

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

LAS VEGAS — Hunter Engineering Co.



Auto aftermarket sales becoming an omni-channel experience

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

LAS VEGAS — Auto parts are the third largest category in e-commerce sales, which is contributing to the development of the omni-channel of auto aftermarket sales, according to an AAPEX keynote speaker.



Aftermarket demand for ADAS to grow 9% per year — SEMA

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:36:51 EST

LAS VEGAS — The value of aftermarket demand for automated vehicle safety features, known collectively as ADAS, is expected to grow about 9 percent a year through 2021 to more than $1.5 billion, according to a new SEMA study.



Yokohama, KaBOOM! to open Miss. playground

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:34:42 EST

WEST POINT, Miss. — About 200 volunteers from Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi and non-profit organization KaBOOM! banded together recently to build an eco-friendly children's playground in West Point.



Yokohama named title sponsor of 2018 Sonora Rally

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:29:28 EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. will be the title sponsor of the 2018 Yokohama Sonora Rally, an off-road rally raid scheduled for Mexico's Sonora desert March 19-24.



Zafco adding passenger, LT lines to Armstrong brand

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:42:29 EST

LAS VEGAS — Internationally active tire distributor Zafco International is adding passenger and light truck tires to the Amstrong brand it resurrected two years ago with a range of radial truck and bus tires.



Verbrugge named GRI sales director, Europe

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:26:31 EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd., a Sri Lankan manufacturer of specialty tires, has hired former Camso Ltd. executive Kurt Verbrugge as its sales director, Europe.



Trucking, fuel associations urge Congress to keep biodiesel tax credit

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:24:07 EST

WASHINGTON — Six trucking and fuel associations have sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, urging them to phase out the current biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders' credit rather than changing it immediately into a...



Love's acquires Speedco from Bridgestone Americas

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has completed its acquisition of Speedco Inc., a national network of quick lube and inspection service centers for the trucking industry, from Bridgestone Americas Inc.



TIA training programs to address counter personnel issues

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

LAS VEGAS — The Tire Industry Association is revising and upgrading its Automotive Tire Service and Commercial Tire Service training programs to provide a bridge between technicians and management/sales personnel from an industry guideline and...



VIDEO: Wheels to Work program changes lives in Wisconsin

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

Donna Brown and Dan Newman are two of the 200-plus success stories from the Wheels to Work program, an initiative that allows less fortunate people in Wisconsin's Marathon County to purchase a vehicle or repair an existing one, with a no-interest loan,...



AAM urges members to demand tough trade regulations from Trump

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:48:22 EST

WASHINGTON — The Alliance for American Manufacturing is urging its members to sign a letter demanding that President Trump get tough with Asian leaders on international trade.



Sumitomo rolls out 'Smart Tyre' innovation roadmap

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:16:02 EST

TOKYO — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has set out a series of targets for its development of innovative tire products to meet increasing requirements around safety, sustainability and connected mobility.



R.O. Writer upgrades 'eCat' auto parts catalog system

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:18:51 EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s R.O. Writer shop management software business is collaborating with Epicor Software Corp. to upgrade its Smart eCat system to streamline the catalog updating process.



Pirelli upgrades Scorpion A/T on/off-road tire

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:21:40 EST

LAS VEGAS — Pirelli Tire North America has added the Scorpion All Terrain Plus, a tire designed for "maximum" on/off-road performance, to its Scorpion line tires for pickup trucks and SUVs.



Horizon adding car, LT lines to Supermax brand

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:25:15 EST

LAS VEGAS — Importer/wholesaler Horizon Tire Inc. is expanding its Supermax brand to include passenger and light truck tires, starting with the Supermax Touring TM-1, an all-season touring tire.



Cooper launches Discoverer True North winter tire

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:29:45 EST

LAS VEGAS — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. unveiled its new Cooper Discoverer True North winter tire at the SEMA Show now running through Nov. 3 in Las Vegas.



Coker adds 721 whitewall to Firestone vintage portfolio

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:33:04 EST

LAS VEGAS — Coker Tire Co. has expanded its Firestone-brand vintage product line with the Firestone 721 whitewall radial, in sizes to fit 1970s' full-size classics such as the Lincoln Continental and Cadillac Eldorado.



Smithers Rapra: Global truck tire market to reach $152.4 billion by 2027

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

LEATHERHEAD, England — The international truck tire market will grow at an annual rate of 3.5 percent over the next 10 years, according to the latest research from Smithers Rapra.Sm



Federal judge denies request to dismiss Bosch from 'Dieselgate'

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge in San Francisco federal district court has denied the motion of Robert Bosch G.m.b.H. and Robert Bosch L.L.C. to dismiss Bosch from the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" class action lawsuit.



BestDrive's Denver-area location open for business

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Continental Tire the Americas' BestDrive L.L.C. commercial service unit has celebrated the grand opening of its Commerce City location, its 22nd location across the U.S.



TechForce launches campaign to develop future technicians

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

LAS VEGAS — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization, has launched a campaign to develop an ongoing stream of future qualified technicians for vehicle repair businesses.



ACA: Auto aftermarket growing, but facing new challenges

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

LAS VEGAS – The U.S. automotive aftermarket continues to experience growth and is expected to generate $318 billion in revenue this year, according to industry officials.



Cooper Evolution H/T judged 'best' new tire at SEMA

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:49:34 EST

LAS VEGAS — The Specialty Equipment Market Association has selected Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s Evolution H/T all-season highway light truck/SUV tire as the best new tire/related product at the 2017 SEMA Show.



Kenda adding 'rough terrain' LT, grand touring passenger tires

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:23:53 EST

BOULDER CITY, Nev. — American Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd. is renewing and expanding its product range with the launch of the Vezda Touring A/S KR205 grand touring passenger and Klever R/T KR601 "rough terrain" light truck/SUV tires.



Accuride realigns wheel business, executive team

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:51:14 EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride Corp. has realigned its organizational structure and appointed executives to continue its expansion as a supplier of wheels and wheel end solutions.



ADV.1 launches carbon-fiber hybrid wheel

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:12:39 EST

LAS VEGAS — Custom wheel maker Advance One Wheels Inc. (ADV.1) is launching its first carbon-fiber wheel, the ADV7.2 CF.2 Advanced Series, in partnership with British carbon-fiber specialists Dymag Group.



Toyo to feature 30+ unique custom cars at SEMA

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:00:00 EST

LAS VEGAS — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.'s presence at this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas will include 30-plus one-of-a-kind custom cars and trucks at two separate open-air exhibit spaces.