Modern Tire Dealer

OCT 2018

Magazine for the professional tire industry

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3 w w w . M o d e r n T i r e D e a l e r . c o m The Industry's Leading Publication October 2018, Volume 99, Number 10 Modern Tire Dealer is a proud member of: 22 Gotcha! Are you ready if reporters target you during Sweeps Week? Commercial Tire Dealer TM 28 New stores, strategies and services Commercial dealers adapt to a challenging environment 34 2018 Modern Tire Dealer Top 25 Commercial Tire Dealers in the U.S. 38 Specialty tire trends Radialization is maturing, while tariffs are a concern 40 Tracks vs. tires New technology gives one the edge in most cases 52 Small OTR tire suppliers talk about the U.S. market Pirelli joins providers offering OTR products to tire dealers 60 Commercially Viable 4 Editorial Unsafe used tire laws: If we know what to avoid, why do we need legislation? 6 News and navigation tools for MTD 's website 8 News/Views Hurricane recovery is underway: Nine Black's Tire stores were damaged 16 Your Marketplace Sell-out trends continue to move in a favorable direction 18 On the Rise Nick Fox, Point S Capital City Tire & Auto and Point S J&J Tire & Auto, Helena, Mont. 20 Numbers that Count Relevant statistics from an industry in constant motion 62 European Notebook Tire dumping is still an ugly reality in Europe: Financial incentives abound for recycling 64 Mergers and Acquisitions Potential buyers expect EBITDA to be at least 10% of sales Focus on Industry 66 From Amazon to DieHard: Our Q&A with Mike McCarthy sheds light on Sears Automotive 68 Retail tire store No. 1,000! And Discount Tire hopes to double that 70 Virginia Tire & Auto builds a pipeline for growth: Goal is to take the stress out of auto repair 72 AAPEX 2018 plans to keep you ahead of the curve: Emerging technologies will be examined in educational sessions 76 TPMS Volvo S-Series 2005-2015 84 Power Products 96 Ad index 97 Classified ON THE COVER: ┬ęGETT YIMAGES.COM/PEOPLEIMAGES F E A T U R E S D E P A R T M E N T S 28 38 22 52

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