Alliance Tire Introduces 7-Foot Harvest Tire


Alliance Tire Group has introduced new sizes of agricultural tires to its Agriflex line, including one size that’s almost seven feet tall.

James Crouch, national product manager for Alliance’s agricultural division, said the new sizes include the Agriflex 372 IF 1250/50R32 and the Agriflex 372 IF 1050/50R32. Both tires feature technology that allows the tire to have lower air pressure, carry more load and minimize soil compaction.

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New Sailun, Sumitomo Truck Tires at MATS


The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) kicks off March 22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville where Sailun and Sumitomo products, including the brand’s SmartWay Verified tires, will be on display.

TBC Brands, one of the largest distributors of private brand tires in North America, said that attendees will have a chance to win a choice of premium Sumitomo or Sailun steer, drive or trailer tires through the Commercial Truck Tire Giveaway by registering at the Sumitomo and Sailun booth (#14200).

“We are excited to, once again, participate at MATS and have the opportunity to highlight and unveil even …

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Nokian hires Clayco as design partner for U.S. plant


COLCHESTER, Vt—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is partnering with turnkey retail development firm Clayco Inc. to design and construct its $360 million tire manufacturing plant in Dayton, Tenn.

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Names Christopher Ball President, North America Tire Operations; Phil Kortokrax Promoted to Senior Vice President,…

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Names Christopher Ball President , North America Tire Operations; Phil Kortokrax Promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Operations & Procurement By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Transportation — Christopher Ball has been named Senior Vice President of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company & President of North America Tire Operations (NATO) effective March 19 . He will report to Brad Hughes , President & Chief Executive Officer.

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Goodyear picks Atlanta for an ‘operations support’ center

A Fortune 200 tire manufacturer has picked Atlanta for an “operations support” center. Akron, Ohio-based The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Nasdaq:GT) is scouting for up to 40,000 square feet of office space in the central Perimeter submarket, sources said. An office of that size could accommodate about 250 people, based on real estate industry estimates.

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U.S. pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 billion: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is pressing China to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $100 billion, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday, clarifying a tweet last week from President Donald Trump.

Last Wednesday, Trump tweeted that China had been asked to develop a plan to reduce its trade imbalance with the United States by $1 billion, but the spokeswoman said Trump had meant to say $100 billion.

The United States had a record $375 billion trade deficit with China in 2017, which made up two thirds of a global $566 billion U.S. trade gap last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

China reported its 2017 U.S. trade surplus as $276 billion, also about two thirds of its reported global surplus of $422.5 billion.



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U.S. Commerce Dept. Lowers Anti-Dumping Tariffs on Chinese PLT Tires


The U.S. Department of Commerce has lowered anti-dumping duties on select passenger and light truck tires imported from Chinese companies.

After a review of the 2015 rates, the commerce department found that Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Ltd. and its entities as well as Qingdao Sentury Tire sold passenger and light truck tires in the U.S. at prices below their normal value from Jan. 27, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016.

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Continental expands summer tire line-up with three new tires


Continental has expanded its range of summer car tires even further with its line-up now featuring more than 210 new items. As a result, the German tire manufacturer now offers one of the world’s most extensive ranges of tires for cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles.

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Michelin Launches Uniroyal-branded UHP and All-Terrain Tires


Uniroyal Tires, owned by the Michelin Groupe, has launched two new products, the ultra-high-performance Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2 and the all-terrain Laredo AWT 3.

Both tires feature improved mileage warranties.

The Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2 is the next-generation ultra-high-performance tire from Uniroyal with 10 more sizes available than its predecessor, covering 82 percent of the ultra-high-performance market. The 42 sizes in the range will be available in rim diameters from 16 to 20 inches.

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Solvay advances “promising” silica technology


Lyon, France – Solvay has reported “promising results” from tests of its Premium SW silica product in truck, agricultural and winter tires.

The product “confirms its breakthrough results in truck tires and its solution status regarding the upcoming regulations in this market,” said Dr Thomas Chaussée, global tire R&I manager in a 14 Feb Solvay press statement.

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