TRAC Winter Tire Report: Winter Tires Prevent Hazardous Road Situations

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TRAC’s 2018 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study shows that 80 per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision. The Study also found that 76 per cent of Canadian motorists now use winter tires.

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USTMA’s Anne Luke says sustainability efforts to continue

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario—Economic development, social development and environmental protection are all key elements of sustainability for the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.

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CANADA: Detroit 3 drag November sales down 8.2%

Canadian new-vehicle sales fell for the eighth consecutive month in November, down 8.2 percent when compared with the same month last year, according to the Automotive News Data Center in Detroit.

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U.S., Canada, Mexico continue brinkmanship on trade deal until signing

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The leaders of Mexico, Canada and the United States were due to sign a North American trade pact on Friday, although brinkmanship over the final details of the deal continued through the eve of the signing.

It was unclear what exactly the three countries would sign. They agreed on a deal in principle to govern the more than trillion dollars of mutual trade after a year and a half of acrimonious negotiations concluded with a late-night bargain just an hour before a deadline on Sept. 30.

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Bridgestone Americas New U.S. & Canada Sales Leaders

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“Rob has been influential in shaping market strategy for the OTR tire business and has played a critical role in delivering key product launches,” said Bridget Neal, President, OTR, U.S. and Canada, BATO. “His proven leadership and deep understanding of our customer base will enable us to deliver integrated products, services and technologies that meet the emerging needs of our customers.”

In her new role, Walsh will lead Firestone Ag sales strategy and execution in North America. She will oversee a portfolio of business that includes agricultural tires, tracks and integrated tire-wheel assemblies in both the OE and replacement tire channels.

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North West Rubber Ltd. (NWR) and Moose Creek Tire Recycling Inc. (MCTR) announce acquisition of the assets of Nexxsource Recycling.

North West Rubber Ltd. (NWR) and Moose Creek Tire Recycling Inc. (MCTR) a Subsidiary of Animat Inc. are pleased to announce their acquisition of the assets of Nexxsource Recycling (and all related companies). The new company will operate under the name Evolve Recycling Inc. (Evolve), and will also include Trillium MC Inc., MCTR’s tire hauling subsidiary. Evolve is headquartered at 300 Henry Street, Brantford, Ontario. 

Evolve is the largest transporter and processor of end-of-life tires in Canada, with operations spanning Manitoba and Ontario. Evolve processes these tires into valuable end-products, helping Ontario Producers comply with the Regulations made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, while satisfying the product demands of their customers. 

 

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Trucks are what make Canada’s 10 most popular automakers successful

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Even with a noticeable decline in the number of pickups being sold in 2018, trucks remain big business in Canada. In fact, from a market share perspective, pickups remain more popular in Canada than south of the border. Pickups account for 20 per cent of Canadian auto sales and 19 per cent in the U.S.

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British Columbia moves to phase out non-electric car sales by 2040

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VANCOUVER (Reuters) – British Columbia’s premier said on Tuesday his government will introduce legislation next year that will require all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in the province by 2040 to be electric or zero-emission vehicles. Premier John Horgan said […]

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Ontario Supporting Far North Winter Roads Network

Ontario’s Government for the People is connecting communities and creating opportunities for economic development by investing in the 2018-19 winter roads program.

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Blackcircles Launched in Canada

The leading online retailer of tires in Europe—Blackcircles—has launched its tire-shopping and online services in Canada.

As of November 1st, Canadian consumers all across Canada now have access to this new tire purchasing experience. Blackcircle’s website simplifies the tire buying process for passenger-vehicle tires—consumers can research, purchase tires then schedule an installation appointment all from one site.

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