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July 30, 2015

Senate says yes to tire registration

The U.S. Senate passed a long-term federal highway bill that includes mandatory tire registration and other tire-related rules advocated by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA.)

Tags: RMA, TIA, Tire registration

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July 20, 2015

Tire registration bill begins its journey

Legislation that would make tire registration mandatory has cleared its first hurdle, a vote by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. That committee’s work will be combined with other bills, including one already passed by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and ultimately drafted into the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, more commonly referred to as “the highway bill.”

Tags: Federal Highway Bill, RMA, SEMA, TIA, Tire registration

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July 12, 2015

TIA opposes mandatory tire registration bill

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is going to do everything in its power to defeat legislation aimed at making tire registration mandatory.

Tags: RMA, Roy Littlefield, TIA, Tire legislation, Tire registration

May 19, 2015

STS offers inspections for Tire Safety Week

STS Tire & Auto Centers (STS) is helping educate drivers about best tire maintenance practices during National Tire Safety Week, May 24-30, 2015.

Tags: Dan Zielinski, National Tire Safety Week, RMA, STS Tire & Auto Centers

April 30, 2015

Cannon retiring as leader of RMA

Charles Cannon, president and CEO of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), is announcing his plans to retire at the end of 2015 after nearly eight years at the helm of the organization.

Tags: Charles Cannon, Pete Selleck, Retirement, RMA

February 13, 2015

RMA: Tire shipments are up, up and way up

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) released the preliminary edition of its "2015 Factbook" on Feb. 13. The publication is a report on tire shipment activity in the United States for 2014.

Tags: Associate brand tires, OE tires, Private brand tires, RMA, RMA 2015 Fact Book, Tire imports

January 22, 2015

No sale: RMA says ban unsafe used tires

According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), several states are expected to consider legislation banning the sale of unsafe used tires. The RMA supports those efforts, as does the Tire Industry Association.

Tags: Dan Zielinski, RMA, State legislation, Used tires

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November 10, 2014

In the U.S., Cooper exceeds industry output

Financially, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. fared well in the third quarter of 2014. Compared to 3Q 2013, the company improved its net loss to a net gain.

Tags: Cooper financials, RMA, Roy Armes

August 7, 2014

Cooper is up across the board in 2Q

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $38.2 million on net sales of $888.7 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. That compares to income of $35.5 million on sales of $884.1 million for the same period last year.

Tags: Cooper financials, Raw material costs, RMA, Roy Armes

June 19, 2014

RMA hires Sheerin as director, end of life tires

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has hired John Sheerin as director, end of life tires, to fill the role served by Michael Blumenthal, who will retire this summer.

Tags: John Sheerin, Michael Blumenthal, RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association

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