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August 27, 2014

TIA and RMA agree on tire identification rules

The Tire Industry Association (TIA), has sent comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Docket Office regarding a notice of proposed rulemaking for tire identification and recordkeeping.

Tags: NHTSA, RMA, TIA, tire identification rules

July 14, 2014

A 3-step approach to tire aging findings

Tire aging is an important issue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, it does not need to be addressed with further legislation at this time.

Tags: Dan Zielinski, NHTSA, RMA, Tire aging, Tire legislation

June 3, 2014

Bridgestone: 3 steps for Tire Safety Week

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, Bridgestone Americas is urging drivers to spend a few minutes this week properly maintaining their tires for optimal performance, fuel economy, and to extend the wear and service life of their tires.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas, Kurt Berger, National Tire Safety Week, RMA

May 13, 2014

ABC is running with its tire aging report

ABC News is reporting on tire aging again. And it is integrating the latest investigative report into its news coverage on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Tags: ABC News, B.O.B., Dan Zielinski, RMA, Sean Kane, Tire aging

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February 17, 2014

RMA: Tires are built for more speed

When it comes to tires with higher speed ratings, 2013 was a year of growth across the board, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA).

Tags: OE tires, RMA, UHP Tires

February 14, 2014

RMA: Tire shipments close in on 300 million

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) released the preliminary edition of its "2014 Factbook" on Feb. 14. The publication is a report on tire shipment activity in the United States for 2013.

Tags: Exports, Imports, OE tires, Private brands, RMA

January 22, 2014

MTD Facts Issue: Size popularity contest

What tire sizes should you keep in inventory? That is a question every tire dealer asks himself or herself regularly.

Tags: Facts Issue, OE tires, RMA, Tire sizes

November 6, 2013

SEMA Show, Day Two: TIA expands website

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas a new section to its website that includes the technical bulletins for tire service.

Tags: Ken Brown, RMA, SEMA, Technical Bulletins, TIA

June 3, 2013

RMA survey: Only 1 in 6 check pressure

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has conducted a national survey that finds only one in six United States drivers is “tire smart” when it comes to checking tire pressure, women are less likely to be “tire smart” than men, and that younger drivers (18-39) are less likely to know basic tire care compared to older (60+) drivers.

Tags: Consumer Awareness, National Tire Safety Week, RMA

May 7, 2013

Florida tables unsafe used tire legislation

For the second year in a row in the Florida legislature, Rubber Manufacturers Association- (RMA) sponsored legislation to ban the sale of unsafe used tires has been tabled.

Tags: Dan Zielinski, Florida SB 1132, Florida SB 1588, RMA, Texas SB 459, Used tires

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