Mining companies in the Americas will have better access to the tires they need to outfit their heavy haul trucks now that Bridgestone Corp. has expanded the manufacturing of giant radial OTR tires to the United States.
Rotary Lift has introduced Wheel Wing tire hangar, a car lift accessory designed to improve ergonomics and boost shop productivity by making it easier to remove wheels for tire rotations and brake and suspension work.
Auto repair shops can extend their shop management systems into the driveway and service bays with Mobile ManagerPro, a wireless program that works with any Android tablet and is fully integrated with Mitchell 1's Manager SE.
Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) introduces a new and improved e-catalog, featuring a redesigned interface and new search and filter tools. The e-catalog is mobile-optimized so it performs equally as well on the a desktop, tablet or mobile phone.
The Automotive Distribution Network is growing. The group celebrated at a reception attended by more than 1,100 guests on the opening night of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) on Nov. 4 in Las Vegas.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) and its Italian distributor Univergomma unveiled two tires and showcased additional products at the 2014 International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition (EIMA) Nov. 12-16 in Bologna, Italy.
In our October issue, we outlined the state of the P-metric light truck tire market in plenty of detail. Executives from 13 tire manufacturers provided their insights into a market segment that, by nearly all accounts, is growing.
According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained somewhat encouraging in September. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 1.2% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.1% increase in August and a 0.4% increase in July.