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Tim Phillips

Tire industry veteran Tim Phillips was recently appointed Vice President of Marketing and Operations for CMA/Double Coin

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Lots to be Thankful For!

Posted by Tim Phillips on Nov 22, 2021 10:59:36 AM

It's pretty amazing when you think about all the steps and people required from assembling raw materials at the factory to installing a set of Double Coin tires on a Class 8 tractor or wheel loader.

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Topics: Double Coin news

Thousands of Roads & Bridges to Fix!

Posted by Tim Phillips on Nov 15, 2021 12:38:28 PM

Now that the infrastructure bill has passed, what's next? It doesn't include any signature projects like the national highway system from the New Deal, but there is much work to be done to address 173,000 miles of the nation's highways and major roads that are in poor condition. The new infrastructure law also aims to help bring the 45,000 bridges which are also structurally deficient up to grade. 

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Topics: OTR tires

Love's Expands Retread Capabilities

Posted by Tim Phillips on Oct 20, 2021 2:45:45 PM

Love's Travel Stops, which carries Double Coin tires, has replaced a retread plant and distribution center in Texas with a twice larger, 200,000-square-foot facility in El Reno, OK.

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Topics: Trucking industry

Winter is Coming! We Have Your Open Shoulder Drive Tires

Posted by Tim Phillips on Oct 18, 2021 10:01:30 AM

Brrr! The 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac comes with a winter warning: Prepare for a “Season of Shivers.” This winter will be punctuated by below-average temperatures across most of the United States. 

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Topics: drive tires

Aggregates Are Up! We Have Your Tires

Posted by Tim Phillips on Sep 15, 2021 1:58:01 PM

An estimated 694 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 7% compared with that of the second quarter of 2020. 

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Topics: OTR tires

Double Coin TBR Market Share is Up!

Posted by Tim Phillips on Sep 8, 2021 9:21:54 AM

There’s no smoke and mirrors for truck tires. With tires representing a significant share of operating budgets, fleets and owner operators know which brands deliver on total cost of ownership.

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Topics: Double Coin tire brand

Counting on Double Coin Casings for Decades

Posted by Tim Phillips on Aug 23, 2021 2:05:29 PM


Maurice Deamel of Manitoba is retired now, but he still has strong feelings about Double Coin TBR casings . . . that's because they never, ever let him down!

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Topics: retreading

Construction is Up! We Have Your Tires

Posted by Tim Phillips on Aug 20, 2021 2:25:05 PM

Construction starts are cranking up coast to coast, and this is even before Congress passes the much-anticipated, massive infrastructure bill.

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Topics: OTR tires

Are We Facing a Rubber Apocalypse?

Posted by Tim Phillips on Jul 29, 2021 12:47:09 PM

The availability of natural rubber, one of nature's most widely used substances found in 40,000 commercial products, should not be taken for granted.

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Topics: Insider

Ocean Freight Rates are Crazy!

Posted by Tim Phillips on Jul 26, 2021 2:35:13 PM

Freight rates on the open market have gone crazy!  The ports are all swamped and container ships are anchored offshore waiting to drop inbound containers. The good news is . . . CMA/Double Coin is better positioned than most tire manufacturers to keep our TBR and OTR customers supplied.

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Topics: Trucking industry

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Double Coin tires deliver exceptional value for a wide variety of commercial applications, including trucking, construction, mining, ports and agriculture. Our goal with this blog is to also provide valuable information for those working in these industries. "Smart" wins in today's competitive business environment.

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