ITC hearing on China steel-wheel import duties set for Jan. 8


WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 8 on proposed antidumping and countervailing import duties on certain steel commercial vehicle wheels from China in Washington.

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Omnitrac: Goodyear introduces new mixed service tyre range

Goodyear is putting its money where its mouth is with its latest mixed service tyre range – it is so confident of the robustness of its Omnitrac drive and steer tyres that it is offering both with an accidental damage and retreading guarantee. The tyre maker additionally claims the Omnitrac provides longer service life than Goodyear’s previous Goodyear MS II mixed service tyre range.

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Bridgestone Americas New U.S. & Canada Sales Leaders


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


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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Bridgestone taps Rob Seibert, Erica Walsh for OTR, ag sales posts


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Rob Seibert as executive director, OTR sales, Bridgestone Americas Tires Operations (BATO) and Erica Walsh as executive director of sales, Firestone Ag, BATO.

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Conti, Pirelli raise North America tire prices


Fort Mill, South Carolina – Tire price hikes continue in North America as Continental and Pirelli announce plans to raise tire prices in the region.

In an 8-Nov statement, Continental Tire the Americas LLC said it planned to raise prices on Continental- and General-branded passenger and light truck tires sold in the US market, effective 7 Jan.

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Mitsubishi’s increased stake in Toyo increases tire maker’s ability to compete globally


TOKYO—Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. and Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.

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eTracks Releases MT & OTR Tire Recovery Fee Schedule effective January 1st, 2019

As January 1st, 2019 approaches, eTracks provides customers with more details on the Tire Recovery Fees surrounding the Medium Truck and OTR Tires. eTracks has calculated the 2019 MT & OTR Tire Recovery Fee and has determined that the rates are to be remitted by Producers when reporting tire supply to eTracks Tire Management Systems. …

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Oriente Tire to distribute Petlas-brand tires in U.S.


MIAMI — Oriente Tire USA, a new independent company created by tire industry veterans Gus Lima and Marco Zigni, has become the exclusive U.S. distributor for tires manufactured by Kirsehir, Turkey-based Petlas Tire Corp.

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European Union issues definitive antidumping duties on Chinese truck, bus tires


BRUSSELS—The European Commission has published definitive antidumping duties on imports of new and retreaded truck and bus tire imports originating in China that are measurably lower than the duties proposed in May.

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