The Modern Tire Dealer Show

The Modern Tire Dealer Show

The Modern Tire Dealer Show is a weekly look at the tire industry with special attention to the independent tire dealer through interviews, conversations and analysis from industry leaders and the staff of Modern Tire Dealer magazine, including editor Mike Manges, senior editor Joy Kopcha and managing editor Ron Ledgard.

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October 14, 2021 17 min

Are you compensating your technicians in a way that reflects today's market realities? In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, retail tire expert Jeff Morgan discusses innovative tech compensation strategies you can implement at your dealership.

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At VIP Tires & Service, the executives don’t need to lock themselves in a boardroom to brainstorm the next blockbuster business idea. Thanks to an annual survey of the company’s workforce, the employees provide the roadmap. VIP President and CEO Tim Winkeler says the survey is a critical tool in attracting and retaining employees, and the conversations that follow it are a big part of the VIP culture.

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Are your counterpeople "order-takers" or "sales-makers?" Tire dealership sales and leadership coach Mike Townsend teaches you how to spot the difference -  and how to transform "order-takers" into true, profit-generating "sales-makers" - during this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show.

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Are you thinking about retirement? What do you need to do in order to prepare your business for a possible sale? Dennis McCarron - a partner at Cardinal Brokers, one of the top tire dealership brokerages in the industry - covers the checklist in this can’t-miss episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show. Some action items he discusses might even surprise you.

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COVID-19 isn't going away. Are you prepared to navigate the next phase of the pandemic? In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, Mario Barrera, a board-certified attorney who specializes in labor and employment law, discusses whether or not you can force your employees to get vaccinated, why you should consult with an expert before imposing a vaccine mandate, why you need to follow local COVID-19 regulations more closely...

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Ever wonder if you have the right HR systems and processes in place? In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, Jamie Hastings of SESCO Management Consultants - which advises some of the country's leading tire dealerships - offers real-world advice, from how to optimize your employee interview process to compensation plans and more.

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Beth Barron has been the CEO of Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service since 2018, but her entire career has been in and around the tire business. In this podcast, Barron talks about the effects of COVID-19 on her business and staffing, the opening of new stores, her family’s legacy in the industry and how women are a big part of how her company is constructed. Also, this podcast interview was conducted before Hurricane Ida hit Louisia...

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It’s been an action-packed month in the tire industry. In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, MTD’s editors discuss the top stories of August, while providing context and analysis that you will not find anywhere else. There’s a lot going on and you’ll learn all about it right here.

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Mergers and acquisitions are in the news again -- and there's a lot to talk about. In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, noted M&A expert Michael McGregor discusses recent acquisitions by some of the country's largest tire dealerships, Monro's westward expansion, why wholesale-distributors are ripe for acquisition and economic conditions that will continue to fuel M&A activity.

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Pietro Berardi, the CEO of Pirelli Tire North America, has a distinct vision for the company’s strategy in the United States. A big part of that is pursuing more OE fitments in the rapidly growing SUV/CUV/light truck segment, as you will hear on today's edition of The Modern Tire Dealer Show. Berardi also discusses how electric vehicles fit into Pirelli’s strategy and provides his outlook on the state of the U.S. tire market.

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Can boosting your hourly minimum wage have a positive impact on your dealership? Kim McMahon of McMahon's Best-One Tire says "Yes." She explains why in this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show.

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With nearly 130 locations across four states, Belle Tire Distributors is one of the biggest - and fastest-growing - tire dealerships in the U.S.. Belle Tire President Don Barnes III discusses his company's rapid growth and his outlook on the retail tire market during this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show.

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July 22, 2021 18 min

The MTD 100 is the most comprehensive look at the largest independent tire dealerships in the U.S. In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, Mike Manges, Joy Kopcha and Ron Ledgard provide a preview of this year's MTD 100, featured in the July 2021 edition of MTD. Who has the most outlets? Who carries the most brands? Who moved up? Who joined the MTD 100 for the first time? It's all here -exclusively on the Modern Tir...

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In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, MTD Senior Editor Joy Kopcha takes you on a deep dive into the current tariff situation. From how the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission arrived at their recent rulings to what happens next, there's a lot more to the tariff situation than meets the eye. And Joy breaks it all down here.

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Now that Goodyear has finalized its buy-out of Cooper, the big question is, "What comes next?" Tire industry analyst John Healy provides his take on the Goodyear-Cooper deal during this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show. How will Goodyear fold Cooper's brands into its product lineup? Will Goodyear dealers carry Cooper tires? Will Cooper dealers have access to Goodyear products? What happens to Cooper's manufact...

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In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, Martin Dixon, director of research products for Drewry, a leading provider of consulting services to the global shipping industry, explains why it's taking longer than ever for tires to arrive from Asia and why you're paying outrageously high rates for them.   When will the situation improve? Martin covers that, too - and his answer may surprise you.  
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June 21, 2021 15 min

The editors of Modern Tire Dealer magazine — Mike Manges, Joy Kopcha and Ron Ledgard — review the first six months of 2021 and the happenings of the tire industry. The show includes discussions about the Goodyear-Cooper deal, the shipping issues affecting the industry and other mergers and acquisitions that have occurred this year.

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