Notes from the 65th TIA OTR Tire Conference

Notes from the 65th TIA OTR Tire Conference



The Cooper Work Series All-Steel Drive (ASD) tire is an open shoulder steel-belted drive tire.


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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has expanded its Work Series line of tires with the introduction of two new tires in 19.5-inch sizes (225/70R and 245/70R) for Class 4 through Class 6 trucks and vans.



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Net sales for Bridgestone Corp. in fiscal 2019 were 3,525.6 billion yen, down 3% versus the previous year. Operating profit was 326 billion yen, a decrease of 19% compared to 2018.



The new Conti HSR+ is also available with a matching retread, the ContiTread HSR 16/32-inch all-position retread.


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The newest 19.5-inch tires for Class 4 trucks are among the products Continental is highlighting at the TMC Annual 2020 scheduled for Feb. 25-27 in Atlanta, Ga.
the American Trucking Association’s 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.



"2019 gave us an opportunity to revisit the true purpose of our company and how we service the U.S. market," says Yokohama Tire Corp. President Jeff Barna.


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Jeff Barna has seen a lot of changes since he was elevated to the top role at Yokohama Tire Corp. two years ago. And he’s driven quite a few changes of his own design, in an effort to position the company for future growth.



Hankook gathered its high-performing dealers in Riviera Maya, Mexico, for its annual Partner’s Day event to celebrate 2019's successes and to present a roadmap for growth in 2020.


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Hankook Tire America Corp. President Soo Il Lee shared plans to ramp up capacity to 4.8 million tires in 2020 with dealers attending the company’s annual Partner’s Day event Jan. 27-31 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.



Giti hosted a ceremony at its South Carolina tire manufacturing plant to mark (from left) Kazuya Taguchi, Ryan Litteral and Travis Reeder signing on to the GT Radial Formula Drift team. GT Radial extreme performance SX2 RS tires are produced at the plant.


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The GT Radial brand is returning to Formula Drift, North America’s professional drifting competition, in 2020.



Federal's Xplora MTS has received the German Design Award 2020 in the "excellent product design" category.


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The Xplora MTS from Federal Tire North America LLC is a recipient of a German Design Award 2020.



Kyle Fletcher (right) accepted a certificate commemorating 50 years of CTDA membership on behalf of Pete's Road Service. The presentation was made by (from left) CTDA President Billy Eordekian of 1-800EveryRim OEM Wheels and CTDA Executive Director Marc Connerly.


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Members of the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) honored Fullerton, Calif.-based Pete’s Road Service Inc. at their annual New Year Luncheon event on Jan. 29, 2020.



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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Fortera HL all-season light truck tires, size P255/65R18. The potential number of units affected is 3,721.



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Nokian Tyres plc has joined the The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association as the organization’s 13th member.



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Sailun Tire Americas has renewed its partnership with the Toronto Marlies American Hockey League team.



The new General TE188, an E-3 product, is designed for loaders, graders and small articulated dump trucks, says Continental's Shawn Rasey (pictured at the Tire Industry Association OTR Tire Conference.)


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Continental Tire the Americas LLC unveiled the first offering in its new, all-bias General brand OTR tire line last night during the Tire Industry Association’s Off-the-Road Tire Conference.



Goodyear says its new premium, studless winter tire is designed for premium sedans and CUVs.


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The WinterCommand Ultra, the latest premium winter tire from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., combines performance on ice and snow with confidence in wet conditions for drivers of sedans and CUVs.



Rotary Lift says the new ARO22 lift is the highest capacity, open-front alignment lift on the market and can handle everything from passenger vehicles to larger work trucks.


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The new ARO22 high-capacity alignment lift from Rotary Lift has an open-front design that is engineered for both cars and commercial vehicles weighing up to 22,000 pounds.



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TBC Brands LLC is exhibiting at the American Trucking Association’s 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.




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