For the second time, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is admitting to significant ministerial errors in calculating the tariffs on imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China. The error is resulting in a lower anti-dumping tariff for nearly every tire manufacturer.
Now in its 10th year, the Continental Tire Gold associate dealer program continues to have features added to it. A Continental automotive credit card for Gold dealers and a “Total Confidence Plan” were announced during the annual Continental Tire the Americas LLC Gold dealer trip for dealers who achieved elite status.
An acquisition agreement between longtime friends and competitors Norman Huniu of Capital Factory Original Wheels and Billy Eordekian of 1-800EveryRim–OEM Wheels has been finalized. 1-800EveryRim formally took over the 60-year-old company on March 23, 2015.
Riding on Alliance 390 radial flotation tires from the Alliance Tire Group (ATG), a German team scaled the world’s highest volcano, which is also South America’s second-highest peak. The trek set a world record for a climb by a truck - 21,899 feet above sea level to the summit of Ojos del Salados in the Chilean Andes.
If only Punxsutawney Phil could predict how many winter tires you need to order for the 2015-2016 winter season. The famous Pennsylvania groundhog saw his shadow on Feb. 2, foreshadowing six more weeks of winter, according to the legend. And, just like last year, he was spot on.
According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires was flat in January. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they only sold 0.1% more tires in January on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.7% increase in December and a 0.9% increase in November.
Twenty-five years ago American Omni Trading Co. got its footing selling truck tires made in India to customers in Latin America. Since then the Texas-based importer has sold and shipped tires to 62 countries, altered its customer base and developed its own private brands, all while supplying everything from wheelbarrow to off-the-road tires.