'The future of the commercial truck tire industry is staring us in the face'

July 22, 2015

Fleets are begging for maintenance solutions

While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) works to reduce truck crashes and improve safety, the data it collects is a custom road map to a fleet’s problem areas. In a Modern Tire Dealer exclusive article, Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training for the Tire Industry Association, writes that the data presents an opportunity for dealers.

Continental's BestDrive buys Hill Tire Co.

BestDrive LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Tire the Americas LLC, has acquired Hill Tire Co. in a deal that gives BestDrive a bigger commercial tire presence in the southeastern United States.

GT Radial adds two tires for North America

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is introducing two new truck tires for the North American market.The GT Radial GDR619 is a regional drive tire for medium-sized and light duty trucks, and the GAM835 is a mixed service tire designed for heavy hauls for logging, mining, oil fields, refuse, mixers and dump trucks.

Raben Tire buys Indiana dealership

Raben Holdings LLC, which does business as Raben Tire Co. Inc., has acquired the assets of Coogle Tire Service in Otterbein, Ind.

Carlstar + Marathon = Marastar

The Carlstar Group LLC has acquired Marathon Industries, a deal that adds flat-free tire technology to the lineup for the Franklin, Tenn.-based manufacturer of specialty and commercial tires.

Bridgestone adds a premium drive retread

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC has introduced another retread product to its commercial lineup, the Bandag B760 FuelTech.

Plombco introduces truck rim gauge

Plombco Inc.'s new truck rim gauge will help technicians use the right wheel weight in every application, the manufacturer says.

Goodyear adds 3 truck service centers

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is opening three new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers in Dearborn, Mich., Montgomery, Ala. and Garland, Texas.

Lori’s Listening