Modern Tire Dealer

FEB 2019

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M T D F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 6 MODERN TIRE DEALER (ISSN 00268496) (CDN IPM #40013413) (USPS #369-170) is published monthly by Bobit Business Media, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, California 90503-1640. Periodicals postage paid at Torrance, CA 90503-9998 and additional mailing offices. POST- MASTER: Send address changes to MODERN TIRE DEALER, P.O. Box 3312, Northbrook, IL 60065-3312. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for address changes to take effect. Subscriptions in the U.S. and its possessions, $65; Canadian, $99; Int'l surface mail, $99; Int'l airmail, $198. Single copies, $10, except the January Facts Issue, $30. Address all subscription correspondence to MODERN TIRE DEALER, P.O. Box 3312, Northbrook, IL 60065-3312. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks to receive your first issue. Please address Editorial and Advertising correspondence to MODERN TIRE DEALER, 3515 Massillon Road, Suite 350, Uniontown, OH 44685-6217. 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Big names hit the ground running in 2019 Last month the www.moderntiredealer.com website reported on big news from the big tire makers and big independent tire dealers. Bridgestone Americas Tire Opera- tions LLC made news hiking Firestone truck tire prices and introducing a new winter tire. Groupe Michelin made moves to buy an Indonesian tire maker and had its truck tires tested along with Continental Tire the Americas LLC and Double Coin (marketed by China Manufacturers Alliance LLC). Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reported on 2018 fourth-quarter results and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. made plans to end consumer tire production in England. Meanwhile, Raben Tire Co. LLC, Big O Tires, Max Finkelstein and RNR Tire Express all reported news for the new year. Here are our top 10 items. 1. RNR Tire Express CEO predicts a great 2019 for small business owners 2. Firestone truck tire prices are going up 3. Raben Tire expands in Kentucky 4. Bridgestone introduces the Blizzak WS90 winter tire 5. A truck tire test: Michelin, Continental and Double Coin 6. Michelin plans to buy Indonesian tire maker Multistrada 7. Cooper will end consumer tire production in England in 2019 8. Goodyear's tire volume dropped 3% in final quarter of 2018 9. Big O Tires moves into Texas 10. Max Finkelstein opens second distribution center in Virginia ©GETTYIMAGES.COM/DEKDOYJAIDEE

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