NHTSA Says Electronic Tire Registration Feasible Posted on Friday, Apr 12th, 2019 Category: nhtsa A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report says requiring tiremakers to electronically identify tires is feasible, but the main technologies to achieve it – Radio Frequency Identification tags or two-dimensional bar-codes – come with plusses and minuses that would need sorting out to achieve a standard format across manufacturers.
EDMONTON, Alberta — Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje recently received the Northern Lights Award of Distinction, awarded by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his corporate, community and industry leadership.
Tire Group International (TGI), a worldwide wholesale distributor of tires, named Rick Wheeler to its newly created position of vice president of national sales.
In his role, Wheeler will be responsible for sales, marketing, and customer service teams for the North American market.
ATLANTA — Combining two legacy brands, such as Goodyear and Bridgestone, into a cohesive joint operation is a challenge that requires collaboration and logistics.
Kenda Tire USA welcomes industry veteran Edward Koczan as sales manager, the latest addition to its automotive sales team. Koczan will be responsible for several roles in the automotive sales channel including the management of strategic accounts, growing Kenda’s automotive tire sales and identifying new partnership opportunities.
Maxxis Tires unveils ‘Accelerate Associate Dealer Program’ for tire dealers to gain competitive advantage and accelerate profits.
Maxxis’ Accelerate program allows enrolled dealers to earn perks including payouts based on units purchased, quarterly bonuses, and yearly VIP rewards. Dealers benefit even more through access to Maxxis’ marketing tools, which include promotional items, point-of-sale materials, and monthly and quarterly retail promotions.
Maxxis is celebrating the successful launch of two new passenger car tire lines in 2018.
“Last year was a great year for everyone involved at Maxxis, particularly in the car tire segment where we launched our high-performance sports tire the Victra Sport 5,” said managing director Derek McMartin.
On the heels of a successful online retail program for its consumer tire lines, Goodyear is expanding its e-commerce program to include its commercial products, scheduled to launch as a pilot program in the second quarter of 2019, with full availability in the third quarter of 2019.
Goodyear announced it has acquired Weeting Tyres, a leading UK tire retail through its UK-based company, Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK.
Hans Vrijsen, MD Consumer, Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd said: “The acquisition of Weeting Tyres strengthens the competitive advantage of Goodyear and HiQ by creating an even stronger value proposition for its customers. Goodyear is responding in a smart way to the market conditions. It also confirms the importance of retail to Goodyear’s business.
(Reuters) – U.S. auto sales in January are expected to fall about 1 percent from the same month in 2018, partly due to uncertainty around government shutdown causing some customers to delay purchases, according to industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Total vehicle sales in January are estimated to be about 1,141,300 vehicles, the consultancies said on Tuesday.