Modern Tire Dealer

JUN 2019

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49 w w w . M o d e r n T i r e D e a l e r . c o m 2018, according to the North American Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine Outlook, a report co-published by ACT Research Co. LLC and Rhein Associates Inc. at at least partially explains why USTMA believes OE truck tire shipments in 2019 will fare better compared to last year than replacement shipments. USTMA estimates overall OE shipments will drop less than 1% this year. If you look at the graph above, you will see the cyclical nature of truck tire shipments, which should lead to a spike in replacement shipments no later than 2021, and possibly 2020. ■ MAX STOP All-Season Performance Premium Ride Comfort 42 Sizes on Popular Fitments 70,000 Mile Tread Warranty 24/7 Roadside Assistance MAXTOUR LX When it comes to braking, every foot is worth a mile. In a recent 60–0 mph wet braking test, the Maxtour LX stopped shorter than the competition. Introducing the GT Radial Maxtour LX. 140. 7 FT 132. 8 FT 143. 5 FT 144. 3 FT Visit and experience the performance. All trademarks, service marks and product names are the property of their respective owners. Test conducted in Q1 of 2019. Tires tested were size 215/55R17. Individual results may vary depending on vehicle type, tire maintenance, driving style, and road conditions. LEADING COMPETITOR C LEADING COMPETITOR B LEADING COMPETITOR A * MODERN TIRE DEALER ESTIMATES 0 5 10 15 20 25 19* 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 The Great Recession Replacement OE U.S. TRUCK TIRE SHIPMENTS, 1989-2019 (in millions of units)

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