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Expect higher prices and tighter supplies. Imports of radial truck tires from China into the U.S. have dropped 25% in the first three months of 2019, from more than 1.8 million to just shy of 1.4 million, compared to the same period a year ago.

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Tariffs on Chinese Truck Tires Already in Effect

It didn't take long for tariffs to be implemented after the International Trade Commission reversed its stance on imported tires from China. As of Feb. 15, new tires from China are being subjected to tariffs.

Will Truck Sales Momentum Continue Through 2019?

Despite an overall positive truck sales forecast for 2019, tariffs and trade wars could be stumbling blocks that trip up the economy and send freight and truck sales downward, said two longtime industry analysts.

Retread Instead Meets with Congressmen on Capitol Hill

A team of Retread Instead supporters participated in this year’s Tire Industry Association-sponsored Federal Lobby day educating legislators on the economic benefits of tire retreads compared to cheap foreign options.

The Truck Tire Trade War

Low cost Chinese tires and other changes to the commercial tire market are forcing top-Tier OEMs and dealers to rethink the services they offer fleets today.

Feds Offer Exclusion from Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

The Department of Commerce has outlined a process that would allow individual American businesses to apply for an exclusion from the tariffs on imported steel and aluminum recently enacted by the Trump administration.

How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.

Trump Tariffs Would Raise Vehicle Prices

Associations representing manufacturers of vehicles and parts have spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to place a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports.