F1 to adopt 18-inch tires starting in 2021 season
PARIS — Formula 1 racing will move to 18-inch rim diameter tires and wheel, starting with the 2021 season, according to the Federation International de l'Automobile's tire supply tender offer for the 2020-23 seasons.
Nexen secures fitment on Dodge Challenger dragstrip vehicle
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — FCA Group has selected the Nexen N-FERA SUR4G Drag Spec as the standard fitment for the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, designed for the dragstrip.
JohnDow launches auto service cabinet unit
BARBERTON, Ohio — JohnDow Industries Inc. has launched a line of automotive service parts packaged in plastic kits and high volume wall units, including storage cabinets designed to house the plastic assortments of small parts.
Boss Truck Shops adding Bandag retreads to product offering
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has struck a deal with Bridgestone Americas Inc. for Bridgestone to supply its 42 Boss Truck Shops locations with Bandag retreads.
ZC Rubber celebrates 60th anniversary
HANGZHOU, China — China's Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd. (ZC Rubber) celebrated its 60th anniversary on July 17 at its headquarters in Hangzhou in front of more than 1,000 global partners from across the world.
AMRA fall technical meeting to include 'technology summit'
ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association will hold a "technology summit" as part of its Fall Technical Meeting, scheduled for Aug. 29-30 in Rosemont.
Conti opens 2 BestDrive centers in Texas
FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas' BestDrive L.L.C. commercial tires subsidiary has opened two locations in Texas and disclosed plans to open shops in seven more states before year-end 2019, as well as more in Texas.
AV expert Michael Dunne to deliver keynote at Latin Auto Parts Expo
PANAMA CITY — Michael Dunne, an expert on electric and autonomous vehicles, will deliver the keynote address at the Latin Auto Parts Expo, to be held July 25-27 at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City.
Toyo adds to its U.S. sales teams
CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has made a number of executive appointments in its sales department to support the company's growing business and dealer network.
USTMA declares scrap tire management 'environmental success story'
WASHINGTON — Scrap tire management in the U.S. is one of the great environmental success stories, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association declared in releasing the 2017 U.S. Scrap Tire Report.
Sri Lanka rubber group hails U.S. tire duties decision
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of International Trade has ruled that a 0.95-percent countervailing duty imposed by the U.S. government on OTR tire imports from Sri Lanka should be removed.
Goodyear declares dividend on common stock
AKRON — Goodyear's directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 14 cents per share of common stock.
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With the year at its halfway point, what is your “mid-year tire report?”
|It's been a great six months. Hopefully business continues to boom in the second half.||
30% (27 votes)
|We're holding our own. Up some months, down others.||
35% (31 votes)
|Business is slow. Hoping it picks up in the last half of the year.||
16% (14 votes)
|We're doing OK, but we're concerned about tariffs and other economic factors.||
19% (17 votes)
|Total votes: 89|