Cooper product is best of eight all-terrain tires tested
July 28, 2014

Magazine rates Cooper Discoverer A/T3 No. 1
Overland Journal has awarded the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 light truck tire its "Editor’s Choice and Value Award," as reported in the Summer 2014 issue.

31 Inc. has multi-application TPMS sensors
31 Inc. says its MultiPro multi-application TPMS sensors are an out-of-the-box solution that come pre-programmed, ready to use (just like an OE sensor), and there is less inventory to stock.

Latin American tire expo eyes 2015
The 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo in Panama City, Panama, is over. It wrapped up on Friday, July 25. All that's left is to report on the activities -- and look forward to next year's event.

Apollo hires a chief technology officer
Apollo Tyres Ltd. has appointed Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula chief technology officer (CTO). He will spearhead the company's global initiatives on passenger and truck tire technology, research and new product development.

Goodyear surpasses military vet hiring goal
Two years ago, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced it made a commitment to hire 1,000 United States military veterans, and today the company has surpassed its three-year goal more than a year early, and has pledged to hire an additional 1,000 veterans.

Bosch expands four product lines
Robert Bosch LLC has added 47 part numbers to its braking, O2 sensor, ignition coil and oil filter lines.

TIA's Pindell recognized as outstanding pro
LaKisha Pindell, director of Meetings at the Tire Industry Association (TIA), was recognized as an industry leader in Connect magazine's "40 Under 40" feature in the May/June 2014 issue.

Rancho brand is Tread Lightly! sponsor
Tenneco Inc. announced its Rancho brand is an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing recreational access and opportunities by promoting responsible recreation.

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Mastering the fine art of pricing
Price, price, price, price, price, price, price... everybody is talking about tire prices. Independent tire dealers have a lot to say about this subject, and rightly so. Tire dealers are talking about all phases of tire pricing, what they pay for tires and what they charge (or can charge) for tires.

How to handle bad online reviews
Does your business have bad online reviews? Do you care? You probably do, and yes, you should care. Virtually every business will eventually receive some bad online reviews from its customers. It’s practically impossible to satisfy all your customers all of the time.

Giti Tire to spend $560 million on its first U.S. plant
Giti Tire Co. Ltd. announced June 16, 2014, that it is building a consumer tire plant in Chester County, S.C. Executives from Giti and its North American subsidiary, Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., joined South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and state and county officials in announcing the plan.

Flashback: the day Kenda ruled the world
On July 20, 2003, Kenda may have been the most recognizable tire brand in the world. That was the day professional golfer Ben Curtis won what we in the United States often call the British Open.

I know where the next Goodyear plant will be built
A Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. spokesperson recently told me that the company had not yet chosen a site for its new $500 million consumer tire plant. I believe that is true.

The 'usual suspect' is the No. 1 tire, says Consumer Reports
In its April issue, Consumer Reports ran a summary of its latest -- not new -- tire tests. They encompassed seven different categories that don't normally overlap.

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