PEGGY FISHER: Evolving truck usage influencing tire development
With technology advancing at an ever-increasing rate in the trucking industry, it's no surprise things are moving quickly in all areas of commercial truck tires, too.
Pronto scholarships awarded to auto tech-minded students
GRAPEVINE, Texas — National Pronto Association has awarded eight auto service center scholarships to individuals who are employees of or related to employees of Pronto Auto Service Centers.
Monro shops to accept WEX fleet cards
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Monro Inc.'s vehicle service locations now will accept WEXfleet credit cards.
Goodyear to raise consumer tire prices in U.S. up to 3%
AKRON — Goodyear intends to raise prices on "select consumer tire lines" in the U.S., most up to 3 percent, effective Sept. 1.
Finkelstein adding Falken, Ohtsu to brand portfolio
ASTORIA, N.Y. — Max Finkelstein Inc. is adding Falken- and Ohtsu-brand passenger and light truck tires to the products it distributes throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S.
Gajah Tunggal, IRC building motorcycle tire plant in Indonesia
TANGERANG, Indonesia — PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk. and Japan's Inoue Rubber Co. Ltd. have broken ground on a motorcycle tire joint venture plant in Tangerang.
Bridgestone taps Eric Higgs as commercial tire group president
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas has promoted Eric Higgs, vice president of marketing, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, to president of truck, bus and retread tires, U.S. and Canada.
RNR, Bolt On earn spots on Inc.'s fastest-growing companies list
TAMPA, Fla. — RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels and Bolt On Technology L.L.C. again have earned spots on Inc. magazine's list of fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S.
Monro continues to build corporate-owned Car-X network
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Inc.'s decision to rebadge a pair of recent acquisitions with its Car-X Tire & Auto brand expands the number of Car-X Tire outlets directly owned by Monro to 53.
Valvoline oil change store network growing steadily
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Valvoline Instant Oil Change network in the U.S. has grown by 27 locations in 17 states in the first half of 2018, including 17 opened by franchisees.
'E-Cube' unit offers space savings for mobile tire-service platforms
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Gaither Tool Co. has engineered a mobile tire-service platform called the E-Cube that it claims offers "considerably" more space inside the vehicles typically used for mobile tire service.
Tenneco expands Monroe Quick-Strut assembly line again
MONROE, Mich. — Tenneco Inc. has added 24 part numbers to its Monroe Quick-Struck line of replacement strut assemblies, bringing to 204 the number of new parts the company has debuted in 2018.
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What will have the biggest impact on the tire and automotive service industry this year?
|Tariffs and international trade policies.||
38% (63 votes)
|The expansion of online tire sales.||
13% (22 votes)
|Volatile supply prices.||
7% (11 votes)
|The disruption in tire distribution.||
22% (36 votes)
|Difficulty recruiting and retaining talent.||
21% (35 votes)
|Total votes: 167|