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  • Duties may affect dealers' supply

    Dec 08, 2014

    The silence coming from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) on the decision by the U.S. Commerce Department to impose countervailing duties on consumer tires imported into the U.S. from China speaks volumes about what this action means to the U.S....

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  • Labor pool vacuum Restless for change Reward talent

    By: Peggy Fisher Dec 08, 2014

    Driver turnover in the trucking industry has been a problem for years. During the first quarter of this year, the driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose to an annual rate of 92 percent. In the years prior to the “Great Recession,” it rose as high as 135...

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  • Toyo sues Toyomoto

    Dec 08, 2014

    CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiaries are suing Japan Toyomoto Tire Corp., a Chinese corporation, and its affiliates for infringing the “Toyo” trademark. At the same time, Toyo reported the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has issued a permanent...

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  • Winter tire use in Canada lags

    Dec 08, 2014

    TORONTO—Only slightly more than half of Canadian drivers outside of Quebec use winter tires, according to a new survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). “The fact that so many drivers are not using winter tires is a clear threat to road safety,” said TRAC...

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