Modern Tire Dealer

JAN 2019

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 January 2019, Volume 100, Number 1 Modern Tire Dealer is a proud member of: 22 2018 was a year of change, 2019 will be a year of the impact John Healy analyzes how the industry 'blue bloods' are changing the market 53 rd annual Facts Section 30 Overview 34 Tire Shipments 36 Market Share 38 Consumer Buying Habits 40 Tire Distribution 44 Tire Sizes 46 Tire Pricing 48 Commercial Tire Market 50 Plant Capacities 52 Automotive Service 4 Publisher's Notes Let our 100th anniversary celebration begin 8 Editorial Amazon has a weak spot: Installation will limit its potential to sell tires 10 News and navigation tools for MTD 's website 12 News/Views Toyo's plans for 2019: Targeted marketing is already paying off for the brand 20 Numbers that Count Relevant statistics from an industry in constant motion 28 Your Marketplace Majority of dealers surveyed feel tire price hikes will stick 54 Business Insight Benchmarks are not a myth: It's time we fine-tune the recipe for success 62 European Notebook New improved regulations in European tire safety are on the way 64 Mergers and Acquisitions Independents vs. conglomerates: Who's winning the battle for tire-buying consumers? Focus on Industry 68 New plant, new plans: BKT USA has a lot going on in 2019 70 Kumho focuses on independent dealers: 3-part plan includes more stable pricing 72 More from the floor: SEMA Show wrap-up TPMS 74 Honda HR-V, 2016-2018 78 Products 80 Ad index 81 Classified COVER DESIGN BY VINCE TAROC F E A T U R E S D E P A R T M E N T S 22 54 30 62

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