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Modern Tire Dealer back issues
Ford's new model T (as in tires): make way for 'America's newest tire store.'.(includes related article on independent dealers' reactions to Ford's entrance into the tire selling business)(Ford Motor Co)
September 1, 1999... Make way for 'America's Newest Tire Store' Ford Motor Co. has done everything in its power to entice its 5,000 franchised dealerships to sell tires. In the last year, potential roadblocks such as inventory control and pricing have been addressed. So have tire warranties, which, at one...
Pearson is quiet empire-builder.(MTD's Dealer of the Year 1999)(includes related articles on Pearson)(Pearson Tire Co CEO Raynal Pearson)(Cover Story)
September 1, 1999... If you were to choose a typical Utahan, his name might well be Raynal Pearson. This quiet, unassuming man somehow reflects the directness, honesty and simplicity of the state. The rugged beauty of Utah inspired Brigham Young to halt the westward trek of his early Mormon followers and...
Brake hardware and software: keep everything in top working condition.
September 1, 1999... Brakes are very much like a computer... or like an automatic transmission. They all have hard parts and soft parts and none of them can operate correctly unless both hardware and software are in good working condition. On the computer we have the keyboard, mouse and mainframe as some...
Role of tire wholesaler/distributor becoming increasingly vulnerable.(Ludwig Report)(Column)(Statistical Data Included)
September 1, 1999... It is obvious that "getting closer to the consumer" is the current trend in the tire industry. Michelin buys TCI; Ford Motor is putting teeth into the retail tire business, both in the U.S. and Europe; Goodyear, after years of contracting its company-owned outlets, is beginning a new round...
Worried? Have you got your priorities straight?(Editorial)
September 1, 1999... Oh, for the old days when livin' was good and makin' a buck was easy. Remember the times when tire executives could relax with a drink on Friday night at the country club and forget about the office until Monday morning? And it seemed that any tire dealer with half a brain could...