It's often a challenge to reset to work mode after you've spent eight days on a white-hot sandy beach and comfortable fishing boat on a bucolic lake in Northern Ontario.
It is especially difficult when the WiFi is so spotty that you have no choice but to disconnect and wait until you get home in order to share photos of the 8.3-pound, 29-inch walleye you landed.
A 540-mile-plus drive through one province and three states, though, slaps you back to reality like a rogue 4-foot wave.
The sell-off of 590-plus TBC retail outlets ... an investor group making demands of Goodyear, North America's No. 1 tire maker ... the growth and subsequent might of Turbo Tire ... Nexen Tire USA's plans to build a North American tire plant .... the list seems endless.
More industry-rattling events occurred in the first six months of 2023 than usually happen in any single year.
As I travel across the world and talk to tire dealers, it's clear that some don't hear about every piece of industry news. Makes perfect sense. They are so focused on keeping their dealership successful that they shield themselves from the world around them.
So in an effort to review the industry at mid-year, here's a quick look at some of the more newsworthy events that have occurred in the last 182 or so days: