SOURCE: Modern Tire Dealer

March 11, 2008 14:19 ET

Nominations Being Taken for Modern Tire Dealer's Tire Dealer of the Year Award

Award Is Most Prestigious Honor a Tire Dealer Can Receive

AKRON, OH--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Modern Tire Dealer (MTD) magazine, the tire industry's leading publication, is now accepting nominations for its 2008 Tire Dealer of the Year award.

Each year, one dealer is chosen from a pool of 26,000 eligible independent tire dealers throughout North America. Dealers are evaluated in five key categories: business success, marketing skill, management skill, industry knowledge and community involvement. Entry information and details on previous winners can be found on MTD's Web site,

"There's more to the Tire Dealer of the Year award than honoring the best tire dealer in North America," says MTD Editor Bob Ulrich. "The program has enabled MTD -- in conjunction with companies that support the program -- to donate more than $120,000 to a wide variety of charities. Money has been used to assist handicapped children, build a cancer treatment center and support other worthy causes."

The 2008 Tire Dealer of the Year will be announced in the September 2008 issue of Modern Tire Dealer, which also will include a feature-length article about the recipient. When the Tire Dealer of the Year award winner is announced, Modern Tire Dealer donates $1,000 to a charity selected by the winner. Additional money from the award's sponsors also is donated to the winner's designated charity.

In print since 1919, Modern Tire Dealer is the longest-running publication written exclusively for independent tire dealers. Over the years, Modern Tire Dealer has won numerous honors for editorial excellence, including 15 medals from the International Automotive Media Association.

Modern Tire Dealer is owned by Bobit Business Media, a Torrance, Calif.-based media solutions company that specializes in business-to-business print publications, Web sites and industry conferences.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Bob Ulrich
    Modern Tire Dealer
    (330) 899-2200, ext. 11
    Email Contact