Modern Tire Dealer

FEB 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 February 2019, Volume 100, Number 2 Modern Tire Dealer is a proud member of: 20 Defining performance Speed ratings are no longer the emphasis. Still... 22 The hunt for technicians The shortage continues, and tire dealers need to take action 30 Service brakes, ride control and tires together to reduce comebacks 34 How mounting and balancing will change in 2019 Equipment is designed for difficult tire and wheel fitments Commercial Tire Dealerâ„¢ 39 Sylvester Truck and Tire Service Inc. is a one- stop shop for local and out-of-town fleets 46 Plenty of optimism Panelists predict the OTR tire market will continue to grow 4 Editorial A Noble effort: BTS helps its retail dealers understand millennials 6 News and navigation tools for MTD 's website 8 News/Views A reversal: Chinese truck tires hurt U.S. 16 Your Marketplace Government shutdown reduced quarterly GDP as well as consumer confidence 18 Numbers that Count Relevant statistics from an industry in constant motion 47 Business Insight What employees get right: Become better at pointing out the positives 48 Mergers and Acquisitions Acquiring controlled distribution aids brand share growth TPMS 50 Nissan Titan 2004-2018 54 Products 56 Ad index 57 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 20 34 50 22 39

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