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April 26, 2017
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Top Retreaders in the U.S.: ‘Tires Have Become a Commodity’

For the first time since Modern Tire Dealer began ranking retreaders in 1988, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is not in the No. 1 spot. The company did not specify the reasons for its lower production totals, but the overall retreading industry has been affected by high volumes of low-cost tires from China. 

USW Appeals the Decision Not to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Truck Tires

The decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC), by a vote of 3-2, not to impose tariffs on truck and bus tires manufactured in China and imported into the U.S. is being appealed.

Some Tariff Rates Go Up, Others Go Down

The latest annual reviews of tariffs on off-the-road tires from China have resulted in changes to how much tire makers and importers will pay on the tires they import into the U.S.

Cooper Expands Load Range for Roadmaster RM180+(EM)

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new load range to the Roadmaster RM180+(EM) steer tire line to accommodate heavier steer axles.

Double Coin Expands Warranty on Radial Truck Tires

Double Coin Holdings Ltd. is extending the warranty on radial truck tires to seven years and three retreads. Walt Weller, vice president of China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) announced the new warranty terms at the North American Tire and Retread Expo.  

TRMG Releases New Recommendations for Retreads and Tire Repairs

The Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers Group (TRMG) has released additional Recommended Practices (RPs) for retreading and repairing through the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) website.

Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685 Designed for Heavy-Duty Pickups

The Dueler line from Bridgestone Americas Inc. is expanding with a heavy-duty offering for pickup trucks. The Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685 tire is specially engineered for towing and hauling heavy loads.  

Carlstar Expands Size Offerings for All Trail ATV/UTV Tire

The Carlstar Group LLC is adding two 27-inch size options to its All Trail tire line by Carlisle.  

Deadline Nears for Nominations to TIA Board of Directors

The search for the next members of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) board of directors continues. The deadline to nominate a board member for 2017-2018 is 5 p.m. EST on Monday, May 8, 2017.

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