Jack Fenner, director of dealer sales, Commercial Group, for Continental Tire North American Inc., is preparing a snapshot of the industry's off-road segment's numbers for the Tire Industry Association's upcoming OTR Conference in Phoenix. OTR tire sales were down last year, he said. Other 2002 stats Mr. Fenner provided include:
* Replacement sales-down 7.7 percent.
* Sales of radial tires-about even with 2001 levels.
* Bias tire sales-down 15 percent.
* 2003 sales-expected to be on par with 2002 or slightly higher.