Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers


In 2017 the brand that had the overwhelming share the tire conversation was Michelin with a convincing 20.15 percent of the discussion. In second was Nitto Tires with roughly half that at 11.97 percent of the conversation. The third most discussed brand at 10.76 was BFGoodrich, edging out Goodyear at 9.2 percent. Rounding out the top five is Pirelli at 8.06 percent of the conversation.


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Hankook Tire Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award From Groupe Renault


Hankook Tire received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the global auto brand Groupe Renault at its Supplier Award ceremony.

Groupe Renault holds the Supplier Award ceremony annually to award its global partners for their most notable value. This year, it awarded 12 enterprises in five sectors: best service, design, innovation, purchasing sustainability and quality.

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Falken Tire to supply OE tire for new Mercedes-Benz G-Class


Falken Tire, a Sumitomo Rubber subsidiary, announced that it will supply original equipment tires for the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

Mercedes Benz’s new luxury SUV had its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January 2018, is fitted with Falken Wildpeak A/T AT3WA and Euroall Season AS210A in size 265/60R18 in its initial equipment.

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Tire Dealers Association Canada Show and Conference


TDA Canada announces plans to hold its 2018 National Convention and Trade Show at the Delta Marriott Airport Hotel and Conference Centre September 13th- 15th Mississauga Ontario.

The 2018 Trade Show is being hosted by Ontario Tire Dealers Association and to date has attracted over 60 industry exhibitors. This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of Business,’ and will include a forum and open discussion on new scrap tires regulations.

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GM’s plummeting car sales pose test


DETROIT — General Motors’ crossovers and trucks are doing what they were built to do: haul and tow. Specifically, they’re towing the wreckage of the company’s car sales, which declined 18 percent through the first half of the year, vs. a 12 percent rise in light-truck sales. Cars now represent just 21 percent of GM’s sales in the U.S., down from more than 25 percent a year ago.

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U.S. tariff study raises concerns from 40 countries at WTO meeting


GENEVA — Major U.S. trading partners including the European Union, China and Japan voiced deep concern at the World Trade Organization about possible U.S. measures imposing additional duties on imported autos and parts. Japan, which along with Russia had initiated the discussion at the WTO Council on Trade in Goods, warned that such measures could trigger a spiral of counter-measures and result in the collapse of the rules-based multilateral trading system, an official who attended the meeting said. Over 40 WTO members, including the 28 countries of the EU warned on Tuesday that the U.S. action could seriously …

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Trucking industry braces for technology disruption


When we look into the not-so-distant future and envision autonomous trucks, we’re not looking at just innovation and game-changing technology, we are seeing the development of a disruptive technology.

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How Canada could compete for new auto investment


Canada’s auto industry could be on a slippery slope to extinction unless major changes in government policy and attitudes about investment are enacted to save it, experts say. The significant decline thus far is due in large part to increased competition from cheaper places to do business such as the southern United States and especially Mexico. Low-price labour and numerous free-trade agreements have driven automakers to build new plants in that country.

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A World of Opportunity for the Automotive Aftermarket


The automotive aftermarket parts industry is expected to see global sales grow by 6% over the next seven years as the need for parts worldwide increases. Smart companies should be working now to earn a piece of that business.

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Italy aims to pass Norway as Europe’s No. 1 EV market


MILAN — Italy’s new populist government has a plan to put 1 million electric vehicles on the nation’s roads by 2022 in an effort to go from being the region’s weakest EV market to replacing Norway as its strongest. Getting anywhere near that target could cost the state $10 billion in incentives. As coalition partners the League and the Five Star Movement haggled last month over their contract to govern, Five Star managed to insert a passage on “reductions in gasoline and diesel vehicles.”

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