Ryder picks Goodyear as tire supplier

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Fleet management company Ryder System has picked Goodyear as its preferred North American tire supplier from January 1, 2021.

The partnership will provide fleets with tires, with Ryder’s 800 service and maintenance locations across the USA and Canada working with Goodyear’s 2,300 locations.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Continental Offers Free TPMS Training

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Continental, a leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and the innovator of the VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors , is offering a free webinar series dedicated to TPMS technical training for professional automotive technicians and parts professionals. Called TPMS – 2020 Vision, the training series will be conducted by Continental’s TIA certified (Tire Industry of America) technical training specialists.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News

Hankook Medal award to Mortel

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London – Bill Mortel has been announced as recipient of the 2020 Hancock Medal, the biennial Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IoM3) award for outstanding service to the rubber industry.

Mortel has served the industry through various roles with the British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Associated, the National Skills Academy for the Process Industries and the institute’s Rubber in Engineering Group since 1992.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

TireHub relocates 2 Texas distribution centers

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ATLANTA—TireHub, the national tire distributor co-founded in 2018 by Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear, has relocated two distribution centers in Texas, in Houston and Arlington.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers Remain Open Nationwide, Offer Free Dot Inspections to Keep Fleets on the Road

In response to the economic impact from COVID-19 and to help keep fleets on the road to deliver needed products like medical supplies and groceries, Goodyear CTSC Truck Care Centers are offering free Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections, a value up to $120. These government-mandated inspections include a full review of the tractor and trailer, including brake systems, tires and wheels, exhaust systems, lighting and more.

Read the source article at Goodyear Corporate

Marangoni makes contingency plans to service European customers

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ROVERETO, Italy—With Italy in lockdown due to COVID-19, Marangoni Retreading Systems will rely on operations in Germany to continue servicing customers.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Liberty Tire Recycling acquires Lakin Tire

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PITTSBURGH — Liberty Tire Recycling has acquired fellow tire recycler Lakin Tire, creating an enterprise with the capacity to collect over 180 million tires and generate 2.6 billion pounds of recycled rubber products annually.

Read the source article at Tire Business

The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the automotive industry

The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China in end-December 2019, is fast spreading its tentacles across the world and is having a major impact on all aspects of society, including the automotive industry. All through January and February, automakers and their suppliers have been scrambling to keep vehicle assembly lines humming but March has seen the industry take concerted action, in sync with government advisories, to keep its personnel safe.

Read the source article at Latest Car News & Reviews

Pneus Unimax Hosts 2020 Expo

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Expo Max 2020 represented all the banners under the Pneus Unimax umbrella.

Pneus Unimax recently hosted the Expo Max 2020 Tire & Auto Service Show in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, representing their retail banners: Point S, Point S City, V1, Otobox, Pneus Prestige, Mega Pneus, Pneus Max Plus, and Tire People. Active in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and all the Atlantic provinces, the company operates over 850 points of sale.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

K&M Tire Celebrates 50 Years at Annual Conference

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Distributor K&M Tire hosted its 2020 Dealer Conference in Columbus, Ohio, recognizing its 2020 Mr. Tire/Big 3 Tire Top Shop Winners and supporting its dealers with business tips and new marketing opportunities.

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In his introduction to the packed ballroom of attendees, Wallick said, “we realize that our success is linked directly to your success, so that’s one of the reasons we put on these conferences each and every year.

Read the source article at Tire Review