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October 11, 2017
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Truck Stops Join Low-Cost Imports as a Challenge to Commercial Dealers

Although demand for retreads is increasing, low-cost imported tires continue to squeeze profitability. Aggressive truck stop chains, manufacturer price increases and supply issues are the latest headwinds.

Bridgestone Expands Wide-Base Ecopia Tire Lineup

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added two ultra wide-base tires to its fuel efficient Ecopia line, one for the drive position and the other for trailers.  

Alliance Agriflex+ 389 VF Flotation Tire Is Designed for Implements

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has put a special focus on soil compaction with its newest very high flexion tire, and this one is built for implements.  

Look for Dual Service Markings on 5 OTR Tires From Yokohama

Yokohama Tire Corp. will offer five new OTR tires with dual service markings designed for loader and transport applications.  

Warren Buffett Will Take Majority Control of Pilot Travel Centers in 2023

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is investing in Pilot Travel Centers LLC, and by 2023 will own the majority of shares of the company that operates 750 locations in the U.S. and Canada.  

Black's Tire Has Raised More Than $1 Million for Children's Charity

To say the charity golf tournaments hosted by Black's Tire Service Inc. have grown over the years is a gross understatement. In 2002, at the first tournament, the tire dealer raised $6,000. In 2017, the company raised $167,690.50.

Registration for TIA's OTR Conference Is Now Open

Registration is open for the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road conference. The 63rd annual event will be Feb. 21- 24, 2018, at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.  

Camso Acquires Stanley Industrial Tires

Camso Inc. has acquired four Stanley Industrial Tires outlets in Texas and Louisiana from Tires-PJ’S LLC, which is headquartered in Gladewater, Texas.

Webinar Will Instruct on How to Attract and Retain Customers

A free webinar will take place Thursday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. ET and 11 a.m. PT  on "How to Retain Customers and Drive Revenue Through Consistent Interaction."

Carlisle Companies Buys Accella Performance Materials

Carlisle Companies Inc. plans to purchase Accella Performance Materials for $670 million from private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners.

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