Passenger Tire Shipments Are Up, and Down

There's good news and bad news when it comes to the latest 2015 tire shipment projections from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA.) Here's some good news: Replacement passenger tire shipments are expected to exceed what the RMA predicted a year ago.


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.)


TIA and safety advocates unite to reform tire registration process

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and non-profit advocacy organizations The Safety Institute and Families for Safer Recalls have united to challenge federal lawmakers to pursue an automated process for tire recalls rather than mandatory tire registration for independent tire dealers.


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.”


SEMA: Improve technology for tire registration

In light of legislation supported by the Rubber Manufacturers Association — and opposed by the Tire Industry Association — calling for mandatory tire registration, Modern Tire Dealer asked the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) for its take on the matter.

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