Modern Tire Dealer

DEC 2018

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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 December 2018, Volume 99, Number 12 Modern Tire Dealer is a proud member of: 40 2018 SEMA Show/ Global Tire Expo Tips for recruiting, a tribute to Wayne Williams and new products, too 54 2018 AAPEX Resources, equipment and tools for the aftermarket Commercial Tire Dealer TM 60 Degenhardt Tire helps growers see the value in proper inflation The latest ag tires carry more weight and reduce compaction 70 Farm tire market share BKT and Firestone remain the top 2 replacement brands 71 Proper tractor ballast The result is improved traction and reduced slippage 76 Commercially Viable 4 Editorial Dealing with disruptive forces: Tire World's Mike Caroglanian wishes he had more leverage 6 moderntiredealer.com News and navigation tools for MTD 's website 8 News/Views Why the U.S.-China trade deal matters: Trade disruptions will cost Iowa at least $1 billion 35 Mergers and Acquisitions The power of pricing: Healthy margins improve the value of your business 36 Your Marketplace As long as retail remains in growth mode, price increases are likely to stick 38 Numbers that Count Relevant statistics from an industry in constant motion 78 Business Insight Year-end review and a look at what's ahead: Now is a good time to get serious about planning for 2019 82 European Notebook Truck tire tariffs in Europe reduce Chinese imports by 88% Focus on Industry 84 From Turkey to the U.S.: Oriente Tire USA will distribute Petlas consumer tires 86 More on R/T tires: A new category continues to emerge at the SEMA Show 88 TPMS Fiat 500 Series 2012-2018 93 Products 96 Ad index 97 Classified ON THE COVER: PHOTO BY GREG SMITH F E A T U R E S D E P A R T M E N T S 40 54 60 82

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