Sullivan Tire TV ad features Boston Red Sox mascot
NORWELL, Mass. — Sullivan Tire & Auto Service's latest television commercial features Wally the Green Monster, the Boston Red Sox mascot, Sullivan Tire President Paul Sullivan and lots of kids.
Yokohama mobile tire specs app wins design award
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp.'s mobile tire specs app — a recently developed "customer-centric" tool for dealership personnel — has earned a 2019 iF Design award, given to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to design and service.
Yokohama releases 'Tire Tips' video series for truckers
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. has released a "Tire Tips" video series designed to help truck drivers identify and prevent tire issues before they become a problem.
Cooper adding steer tire to PRO Series truck/bus long-haul tire line
ATLANTA — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is adding a steer-axle tire to the Cooper PRO Series long-haul truck/bus tire line it launched in April 2018.
Distributors guide to the online consumer
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Labor Department proposes rule to increase overtime pay coverage
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a proposed rule that it said would increase the number of U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay by more than a million.
Trelleborg buys Italian farm tire/wheel distributor Provana
TRELLEBORG, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheel Systems S.p.A. has acquired Provana Solutions S.r.l. and Provana Quality Center S.r.l., an Italian distributor and service provider of farm tires and wheels, to improve its European aftermarket presence.
Doublestar to acquire financially troubled Hengyu Technology Group
QINGDAO, China — Qingdao Doublestar Group plans to acquire financially distressed Chinese tire maker Shandong Hengyu Technology Group, a diversified producer of passenger, truck/bus and industrial tires.
Michelin debuts Agilis all-season commercial LT/van tire
ATLANTA — Michelin North America Inc. has developed an all-weather tire for commercial truck and van use, the Agilis CrossClimate, that launches in the U.S. and Canada April 1 in 16 LT- and five C-metric sizes.
OTHER VIEWS: Embrace inevitability of turnover within your business
Turnover is a topic I hear a lot of talk about lately in the tire industry. In fact I just got back from the Tire Industry Association's OTR Tire Conference in Tampa, Fla., and talent retention seems to be of top concern.
Former TIA board member Stu Zurcher dies at age 72
DECATUR, Ind. — Longtime tire industry stalwart Stuart A. Zurcher, a pioneer in the "Twenty Group" movement for tire retailers in the early 2000s, died March 13 at age 72.
4 Wheel Parts adding Rough Country suspension systems to portfolio
COMPTON, Calif. — Off-road parts and accessories retailer 4 Wheel Parts (4WP) is adding Rough Country-brand suspension systems to the products sold at its 94 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada and online at 4WP.com.
Christian Koetz to lead Conti tire division in management reshuffle
HANOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. has promoted Christian Koetz to head up the firm's tire division as part of a management restructuring.
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